HG Awareness Day is an international information event. Its goal is to spread important information and raise citizens’ awareness of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).
Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a complication some women may experience during pregnancy. Its essence lies in severe nausea and vomiting. No, we are not talking about morning sickness. Some women with HG may vomit up to 20 times a day.
Pregnant women have been experiencing this complication for a long time, but its exact causes are not known. Among the causes, doctors have singled out multiple pregnancies, an excessive consumption of saturated fats, asthma, and genetic factors. It is noted that the percentage of women suffering from HG is growing every year.
It is unknown when HG Awareness Day was founded. The events are led by the HER Foundation, appeared in 2003. This organization purpose to raise the awareness about HG and support pregnant women experiencing complications during such an important period. The organization assists in the development of treatment, and provides all the necessary information to pregnant women and their families. Acute awareness can help a woman save her child and herself.
This is important to know.
- Hyperemesis Gravidarum is one of the main reasons for hospitalization in the first weeks of pregnancy.
- Every third woman suffering from HG experiences fetal loss. Other complications include delayed fetal development and premature birth.
- Children whose mothers suffered from HG often have disorders in their nervous system’s development.
When is HG Awareness Day celebrated in 2023?
HG Awareness Day is observed on May 15 each year.