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Hyperemesis: (Way) beyond morning sickness

July 11, 2019

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Huma Farid, MD, Contributor

Dr. Huma Farid is an obstetrician/gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an instructor in obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard Medical School. She directs the resident colposcopy clinic and is the associate program director for the obstetrics and … See Full Bio
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Jeannette Chavez
July 11, 2019

I found trying to always keep “something” in my stomach helpful… never let it get empty…..helped.

My deepest sympathies to anyone who has to deal with this.

Cindy McCarty
August 23, 2019

I had severe morning sickness in both my pregnancies. It started earlier than mentioned in this article, at 5 days after conception and continued until delivery both times. My first symptoms of pregnancy was extreme aversion to smells, followed closely by the vomiting. I wish I had cared for my teeth more carefully early on. I began rinsing with baking soda and water after vomiting. I never had cavities until after my pregnancy. My other tip is to buy lots of gallon sized baggies and never leave home without them. I also kept a wet washcloth in a baggie when out and about. Best wishes! This is tough duty but it is worth it when you get that little bundle in your arms, I promise!

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