According to Britain’s Department of Health, severe morning sickness most often affects women early in their pregnancy, and is more common in young women, women who are pregnant for the first time and those expecting multiple babies.
Dr. Daghni Rajasingam, a spokeswoman for Britain’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said women with severe symptoms — including dehydration, dizziness and persistent vomiting — need to be hospitalized for treatment, including being given fluids intravenously.
‘‘However, this usually only means a few days in (the) hospital,’’ she said in a statement. ‘‘The best advice for anyone suffering from (severe morning sickness) is to get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluid.’’
Associated Press writers Jill Lawless, Paisley Dodds, Danica Kirka and AP Medical Writer Maria Cheng contributed to this report.