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Morning Sickness, Preterm Births Linked

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:14 PM

Severe morning sickness might be an indicator of serious pregnancy complications, including preterm delivery, according to a new study.
The study, first reported by MSNBC.com, found women with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy as a result of a severe form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum were 23 percent more likely to deliver their baby before 34 weeks.
They were also more likely to have high blood pressure, low weight gain or preeclampsia, compared with women who said their morning sickness did not substantially affect their lives.
The findings underscore the importance of recognizing morning sickness and managing it, said study researcher Dr. Gary Stanziano, of Alere Health, a company that produces health care products and offers a program to treat morning sickness.
Stanziano and colleagues analyzed information from 81,486 women enrolled in an Alere maternity education program who delivered between 2004 and 2011. The findings were presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting in Dallas

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