Hyperemesis gravidarum is extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy that may lead to dehydration.
Nearly all women have some nausea or vomiting, or "morning sickness," particularly during the first 3 months of pregnancy. The cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is believed to be rapidly rising blood levels of a hormone called HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), which is released by the placenta.
Extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy can happen if you are pregnant with twins (or more) or if you have a hydatidiform mole.
Nursing Diagnosis for Hyperemesis Gravidarum
- Imbalanced Nutrition : Less Than Body Requirements related to the frequency of excessive nausea and vomiting.
- Fluid Volume Deficit related to excessive fluid loss.
- Ineffective Coping related to physiological changes of pregnancy.
- Activity Intolerance related to weakness.
Nanda Nursing Diagnosis : Nursing Diagnosis for Hyperemesis Gravidarum