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PHG 005 Did a high fat/low carb diet prevent HG?

PHG 005 Did a high fat/low carb diet prevent HG?

Is a low carb, high fat diet the answer for Hyperemesis Gravidarum?
Diana had 3 full-term pregnancies with Hyperemesis Gravidarum before her current pregnancy. During this current pregnancy, she was not free of nausea but she has not taken any medicine or vomited even once. The difference? She stuck to the low carb, high fat diet from before conception through to today.
There is a lot of controversy about using a ketogenic diet during pregnancy. Some say it's unwise, impossible, and not worth the risk. Others, like Diana, have found it to be a lifesaver. In fact, she said that this pregnancy was the first pregnancy that she did not fear being pregnant and found herself feeling happy. That sounds like a win.
I plan to continue to explore this idea. I don't know that it's for everyone and there is very little research done at this point, but some women are trying it out of desperation. Logically, I think the risk is small, but I know that many will disagree with me. I'm interested to hea