Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Much More to Learn

Most women experience some morning sickness early in pregnancy with no long-term harm, but the unrelenting nausea and vomiting associated with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) can have potentially serious consequences for both mother and baby without proper diagnosis and treatment. The 3-day hospitalization of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge—better known as British royal Kate Middleton—early in her first pregnancy briefly focused the media spotlight on this poorly understood condition.