Hyperemesis gravidarum is associated with increased rates of termination of pregnancy and suicidal ideation: results from a survey completed by >5000 participants

Melanie Nana, Florence Tydeman, Georgie Bevan, Harriet Boulding, Kimberley Kavanagh, Caitlin Dean, Catherine Williamson

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Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) has a detrimental effect on physical and mental health. Termination of pregnancy (TOP) is reported in approximately 10%,1
and qualitative research studies report an association with suicidal ideation.2
We aimed to determine the consequences of HG on TOP and suicidal ideation, with particular reference to disease severity, functional status, and perception of care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-631
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
Early online date10 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021


  • hyperemesis gravidarum
  • termination of pregnancy
  • mental health
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation

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