Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, accompanied by weight loss, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
There is no international agreement on diagnostic criteria for HG.
The diagnosis of HG is only made on the basis of the clinical picture.
HG has a significant impact on quality of life and is related to negative birth outcomes.
The principal elements of HG treatment consist of antiemetics and intravenous rehydration.
The probability that there will be a reoccurrence of HG during a subsequent pregnancy is 15-80%.
If a subsequent pregnancy is desired, a preconception consultation may have added value.
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