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What increases my risk for hyperemesis gravidarum?

Morning sickness, or mild cases of nausea and vomiting, occurs in the majority of all pregnant women. About two percent of all pregnant women experience hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe case of morning sickness that can cause dehydration and weight loss. If you experienced hyperemesis gravidarum in a previous pregnancy, you are at increased risk of developing it again. Other possible risk factors are being pregnant for the first time, carrying multiples, being overweight and your diet.

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