Identifying risk factors that influence the severity of morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is common and 75 % of women experience some symptoms during their first trimester of pregnancy.
Around 3 % of women develop extreme morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum). These women tend to lose weight (or not gain weight) during their pregnancy and are not able to maintain hydration and adequate nutrition. This may require medical intervention and can have serious consequences for the mother and baby.
We are currently undertaking a study focusing on identifying risk factors that cause nausea and vomiting during pregnancy to help predict which women may be at risk of developing severe morning sickness.
The study’s goal is to improve the treatment options for women with severe morning sickness by allowing earlier intervention.
So far over 700 women have completed this questionnaire and shared their experiences of morning sickness. To help us improve our understanding of this condition, we are hoping to collect information from another 500 women.
Participating in the study involves completing an online questionnaire which includes sections on your general health and experiences of morning sickness as well as potential risk factors for morning sickness, such as having twins.
While we are focusing on finding risk factors for severe morning sickness, we are interested in all experiences of morning sickness ranging from women who have had uneventful or mild morning sickness to those who have had severe morning sickness or developed hyperemesis gravidarum.
Based on your responses to the questionnaire, you may be invited to participate in a follow-up study focusing on genetic risk factors that influence morning sickness.
If you are over 18 and have been pregnant at least once and would like to participate in this study, please click the button below.
If you would like to contact us about this study you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org