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Does hyperemesis gravidarum run in families?

Family history is a risk factor for hyperemesis gravidarum. If your mother developed hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy, you are three times more likely to have this condition. However, the chance of developing hyperemesis gravidarum is still very slim. Probably less than two percent of all women experience this condition during pregnancy.

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