29th May 2018
The iHV is delighted to share new Good Practice Points providing up-to-date evidence and references for our members:
NEW: GPP – Recognition and Management of Hyperemesis Gravidarum
These Good Practice Points, authored by Caitlin Dean RN, chairperson of Pregnancy Sickness Support, set out what health visitors need to know about Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a serious complication of pregnancy which can cause dehydration and malnutrition requiring proactive and aggressive treatment. Up to 80% of pregnant women will experience some degree of nausea and/or vomiting in early pregnancy. Although most women do not ask for help or complain about it, approximately 30% of women will require some time off work to manage symptoms and may need treatment if normal functioning, eating and drinking is affected. 1-3% will be diagnosed with HG.
Please note that these GPPs are available to iHV members only.
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