News and Publications
News & Thoughts
A collection of general information and my own thoughts:
Starting in 1993 to our current time, a number of resources became available to help women and their families understand this gestational malady.
Many older cookbooks contain a chapter at the end on food and beverage ideas to nourish ailment family members.
Coming soon… You Tube videos about our posters from the three International Colloquiums on Hyperemesis Gravidarum (ICHG)
Highlights of the posters we presented at these international conferences
The sense of smell or olfactory acutity is cited by most queasy women as the “worst.”
Morning sickness “feel better” cards
“Sick” is a short film which explores the debilitating condition Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).
Caring for hundreds, if not a few thousand women with HG over 37 years, one discovers something new periodically. One of my “ah-ha’s” early on was the importance of hope.
I have collected papers from medical journals for over 35 years — more than 1000 papers on hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and/or severe nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) and supporting information.
Morning Sickness “Feel Better” Cards
A collection of downloadable cards to print and send.
Morning sickness “feel better” cards: Not a New Problem
Morning sickness “feel better” cards: Home Sweet Home
Morning sickness “feel better” cards: In the Beginning
Morning sickness “feel better” cards: Stomach Action
A collection of nutritious and interesting rcipes:
A collection of my published articles and papers:
Gestational Malnutrition is Still the Skeleton in the Closet: Where Are the Malnutrition Risk Screening Criteria?
In 2020 there were 3,613,647 live births in the US. Fifty to 90% of those pregnancies were affected by nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) while the most severe NVP, known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) affected 1.5- 3.0% of those gravidas.
The psychological costs of HG are difficult to measure but the dollar costs are real.
Statistics from a 2018 Finnish study on hyperemesis gravidarum
Possible severe maternal nutrient deficiencies involved with fetal compromise including increased risk of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD)
Adequate maternal nutrition optimizes pregnancy outcomes. Maternal deficiencies during critical phrases of fetal development are associated with adversity. Relationships between of maternal deficiencies and fetal consequences are presented here.
We read with enthusiasm the article of Charlotte Bronte and Refeeding Syndrome by Alison and Lobo and concur this death was likely unavoidable without electrolyte evaluation and appropriate medical nutrition therapy.
Altered mental status (AMS) encompasses agitation, deliria, dementia, delusions, apparitions, illusions, confusion, Wernicke’s, metabolic encephalopathy, psychosis, mirage, night terrors, Charles Bonnet syndrome, hallucinations, and autoscopy.
One in three cases of severe hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) results in spontaneous abortion (1) (2), however the etiologies of these intra-uterine fetal demises (IUFD) has not been fully examined. Our hypothesis is severe caloric and nutrient deficiencies may contribute.
Miriam Erick coauthored an article in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.
Meetings & Mentions
Meetings I’ve attended and mentions from other sites:
Boston nutritionist Miriam Erick was among 72 attendees at the First World Colloquium on Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
We sent a copy of Managing Morning Sickness to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, when she suffered from morning sickness at the beginning of her pregnancy.