Today, Dr. Grunebaum was interviewed about the pregnancy of Kate Middleton the Dutchess of Cambridge.
She was admitted to the hospital with hyperemesis gravidarum, and Dr.Grunebaum commented: “Morning sickness is normal,” he said. “Hyperemesis gravidarum is not.”
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is vomiting during pregnancy that is so excessive that women can become dehydrated and start to lose weight because of inadequate nutrition, said Dr. Amos Grunebaum, director of obstetrics at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. If not treated properly with intravenous fluids and anti-nausea medicine, it can be life-threatening to pregnant women and their fetuses, he said.