Understanding the Stigma of Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Qualitative Findings From an Action Research Study
Thomson, Ann M
Birth (Berkeley, Calif.) 2010 Sep; 37(3): 237-44
Severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum) can be a distressing and debilitating condition when it is uncontrolled. For all concerned, hyperemesis gravidarum can be difficult to treat satisfactorily, and women tend to be admitted to a hospital several times during early pregnancy. Our research objectives were to describe the experience of hyperemesis gravidarum from the perspective of affected women and to explore with health care professionals the barriers and facilitators to caring for women with the condition.
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