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Survival Guide & Downloads

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a devastating condition to many women and their families. It can result in a loss of their job and future career, as well as render them completely dependent on those around them for a time. Some women are ill for only a few months, others for their entire pregnancy, vomiting until the actual birth of their child. It can be traumatic emotionally and some women choose to forego future pregnancy plans. Often, proactive and aggressive treatment can alleviate some of the misery and lessen the negative impact on a women's life. Finding a health care professional with this thinking and experience, however, can be a challenge.

Online Survival Guide
This guide endeavors to provide women and their families with helpful ideas for coping and managing their condition. Includes "Tips for Families & Spouses" and "What to Expect When Hospitalized."

Survival Guide (PDF)
Downloadable version of the "Online Survival Guide" helpful when reading at a computer is difficult.

HG Severity Index (PDF)new
Our new evaluation tool to determine and track the severity of a mother's HG symptoms. It can be completed online with automatic scoring (which allows you to participate in our research of this survey), then printed and shared with your practitioner. (All information will be kept strictly confidential.)

Progress Chart (PDF)
Hyperemesis usually leaves a women feeling hopeless and depressed. The big picture is often hard to see, especially in the early months. This downloadable chart can be printed and filled in as a reminder of how much progress is being made as the months pass. It is helpful as well when you participate in HER research.

Daily Tracking Form (PDF)
Downloadable form to track your daily symptoms, intake and fluid losses.

HG Tracking (MS Excel Worksheet)
This was submitted by the husband of a woman with HG. It is for tracking symptoms and includes a diary column for events like doctor appointments and food. Most of the cells are formulas so they populate all the dates and calculation automatically. Just type in the dates when your pregnancy started and when you got sick. (MS Excel Worksheet)

Rhodes Index of Nausea, Vomiting, and Retching (PDF)
A Nausea & Vomiting Index you can fill out and take to your health professional.

What is HG? (PDF)
Answers your basic questions on hyperemesis management and coping.

When Loved One Has HG (PDF)
Answers your questions on supporting a mother with hyperemesis.


Updated on: Dec. 08, 2015

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