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My daughter has suffered greatly from hyperemesis in both her pregnancies.

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My daughter has suffered greatly from hyperemesis in both her pregnancies, which have been ten years apart.

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Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is very common. Sometimes it can be so extreme (hyperemesis gravidarum) that the women is unable to even keep water down, which can then lead to dehydration. There are actually quite a few medications to try that have been proven to be safe. They help to reduce the nausea and vomiting, so that the women can keep fluids down. Your daughter should see her doctor to discuss her treatment options. There have been studies recently about the condition, one in 2008 has even suggested it may be hereditary.

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