ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Original Article
Hyperemesis Incidence in Planned versus Unplanned Pregnancy
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nenehatun Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2008; 40: 72-74

Key Words: Hyperemesis, Incidence, Planned pregnancy, Unplanned pregnancy


Objective: We evaluated the incidence of hyperemesis between planned and unplanned pregnancy.


Materials and Methods: A prospective study was conducted among 100 women with planned pregnancies and 100 women with unplanned pregnancies. Participants completed a questionnaire to determine the presence of vomiting. If pregnant women had severe vomiting (>3 times per day), urinary investigation was performed; at least one positive ketonuria was considered as hyperemesis.

Results: There was a significant difference between planned and unplanned pregnancy in terms of the incidence of hyperemesis (p=0.0001). Women with unplanned pregnancies had a more than 18-fold increased risk of hyperemesis (OR=18.88; %95 CI, 8.84- 40.31) compared to women with planned pregnancies.

Conclusion: Healthy women may be able to improve their management of hyperemesis during pregnancy if they plan their pregnancies.

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