Introduction: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) is a common health condition during pregnancy, often referred to as ‘morning sickness’. The most severe degree is Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). The reasons for this phenomenon are still somewhat unclear. Methods: The sample included 201 fertility-age women, who had experienced at least one pregnancy. Data were gathered by a questionnaire that included sociodemographic questions and validated questionnaires: BSI, anxiety state and anxiety trait. Results: A relationship was found between existing gastrointestinal disorders and HG, and anxiety state and HG. Logistic regression significantly showed that previous gastrointestinal disorders predicted HG. Discussion: It seems that the emotional state and physical condition are related to HG, and that women with gastrointestinal diseases are more likely to suffer from HG.
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Factors associated with hyperemesis gravidarum
1 Nursing Department, Faculty of Social and Community Sciences, Ruppin Academic Center, Emeq-Hefer, 4025000, Israel
*Correspondence: Kereng@ruppin.ac.il (GRINBERG KEREN)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020, 47(3), 391–395; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ceog.2020.03.5334
Submitted: 11 August 2019 | Accepted: 11 November 2019 | Published: 15 June 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Keren and Ayala Published by IMR press.
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Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)
Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP)