Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) in pregnancy is a special kind of hell. The physical and emotional assault on the mother during a time that should be precious and wondrous is horrendous. HG is characterised by unrelenting, extreme nausea and vomiting combined with an inability to keep food down and is linked to a number of side effects and complications.
As part of my interest and commitment to preconception care and healthy pregnancy, I’m compiling research into the genetic components of HG.
To date, there have been no HG specific genes identified, but it often runs in families and my preliminary research is finding patterns emerging in the genetics of women who suffer from HG.
I NEED YOUR HELP
If you suffered from HG in a previous pregnancy, I would love to have access to your genetic reports. Your report findings would be completely confidential (of course) and your data could help to prevent HG occurring in a pregnancy.
During the research collection phase, I’m aiming to compile data on which genetic weaknesses are common in women who suffer from HG.
During phase 2 I’ll use any emerging patterns to implement preventative measures during pre-conception care and pregnancy and track the results. I’ll share any positive and negative experiences here in a blog as well as with other practitioners for the benefit of women everywhere.
If you’d like to take part; call me, email me, or PM me on Facebook
I’m very much looking forward to hearing from you