When morning sickness requires hospital care

Pediatrician Tanya Altmann, MD, explains the signs of symptoms of morning sickness that indicate that you should seek hospital care
When Does Morning Sickness Require Hospital Care
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When morning sickness requires hospital care

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Morning sickness is a very common symptom of early pregnancy. And while it is not fun, it is rarely dangerous. And rarely requires hospitalization. But once in a while a mom feels so sick, they are throwing up so much they can't keep anything down. They may even lose weight. And then it becomes a much more serious condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Which although similar to morning sickness is much more severe. And in that case, sometimes hospitalization is required. Mom's that can't keep anything down often need IV fluids. And sometimes nutrition. But as long as caught early and treated in the hospital by a physician it shouldn't affect the baby. Its the hormone Beta hCG that causes the nausea and vomiting. And when a mom is carrying multiples they have more Beta hCG which is why Hyperemesis is often more common with twins or triplets. Again the most important thing, when you are pregnant is to work with your Ob-Gyn and let her know if you are not feeling well. If you are throwing up. If you can't keep anything down and she'll treat your symptoms. After all we want you to have a happy and healthy pregnancy.

Pediatrician Tanya Altmann, MD, explains the signs of symptoms of morning sickness that indicate that you should seek hospital care

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Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP

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A leading medical authority for the popular press and entertainment industry, Dr. Tanya Altmann is a best-selling author, parenting expert and media spokesperson. A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya is a designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.  She is a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows including Today (NBC), and KTLA (CW Los Angeles). She stays on the cutting edge through her position as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, as the Chief Medical Advisor for the Newborn Channel and her private practice.

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