Even though it is considered rare, nausea and vomiting is considered normal for most pregnancies making it difficult for a non-medical professional to tell the difference between hyperemesis gravidarum and normal morning sickness. However, the following are symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum:
It is not recommended to use alternative treatments if you suspect you have hyperemesis gravidarum. This is because most women with HG are severely dehydrated and need to be rehydrated as quickly as possible and modern medicine is currently the best solution.
Another theory is that higher than normal levels of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) can increase the chances of experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum. This is because most cases of HG occur during the first trimester which is also the same time period when hCG levels are the highest.