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Study Shows Extreme Form of Pregnancy-Related Morning Sickness Could be Genetic

*Pregnant women whose sisters had condition are 17 times more likely to have it*

Approximately 60,000 pregnant women are hospitalized each year due to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), an extreme form of nausea and vomiting that endangers their lives and often forces them to reluctantly terminate their pregnancies.  

And for women with sisters, mothers and grandmothers on either side of the family who have experienced extreme morning sickness during pregnancy, the risk of HG may be heightened, according to a new study led by researchers from UCLA and the University of Southern California.  (more…)

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