Hyperemesis gravidarum is different for everyone, yet miserable for everyone who has it.
Have you heard of hyperemesis gravidarum? It’s freaking miserable! Like so terrible! I can’t explain my fear of HG except to tell you my kid is 2 and I’m still petrified by the thought of being pregnant.
I guess Izzy is that age now where everyone wants to know if we are having more. So hearing the questions and comments is what pushed me to write this post.
Don’t know much about HG? You can google it and find out a lot. You may have heard about it when Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant and suffered with HG both times.
Okay so try having a flu that makes you puke daily or all day one day and then just a little nauseous the next and this goes on for 9 months. Does that sounds fun to you?
Sorry to be blunt, but it F*CKING sucks!
I cried so many times during my pregnancy.
I puked so much I needed a change of pants with me because I started peeing my pants while puking as I reached the middle-end of my pregnancy. Talk about humiliating.
When a woman who had HG thinks about having another child they have to decide. Do we have the finances for someone to take care of the child we already have or having family that can help. Are we prepared for the possible hospital visits. Emotionally and physically can the couple handle the strain of this sickness? Am I okay with the fact that my child will in a way suffer from not having mommy’s attention. Who is going to take over all the tasks I do as a mom.
For me I grocery shop, cook, do laundry and clean up. I take care of Izzy 24-7 and we really are not in a situation that we could have 24-7 help with Izzy and all these chores. I also have extreme guilt when I think about pretty much missing out on almost a year of her life. Did you know if you had HG that you have well over a 50% chance of getting HG again?
I’m so sick of hearing people say, “Next time it might be better.” or “Every pregnancy is different.” So, so easy for you to say if you never had HG. I suffered from severe vomiting and nausea the entire pregnancy (even on 2 medications). I even threw up during labor.
Most people I know who had HG, it got WORSE each pregnancy. I honestly can’t imagine it being worse.
I lost weight during my pregnancy early on and was told to drink ensure to up my protein. I was also told to drink fatty milkshakes and to eat canned veggies for the sodium. Mostly I sipped on ensure & ginger ale, licked the salt off saltines and puked.
People told me, “You looked so good, I gained so much weight”. Guys, I gained a total of 15 lbs during my pregnancy.. secret weapon… HG (but I promise it’s not worth being all bump).
I just have to say, please inform yourself and don’t be so uneducated when someone tells you they have had a severe condition.
HG is no joke and I’m sorry for all the woman out there who have suffered from it.
PLEASE DO NOT ask me when or if I’m having more and that it might be different this time. It’s not a definite no, but we are pretty sure one child is just perfect for us. We are happy with our healthy, bright, kind, outgoing and gorgeous little girl.
Lastly, REALLY I don’t want to hear, “But wasn’t Izzy so worth it?” Are you F*UCKING kidding me? Of course she was! Does that mean I’d like to put her, myself and my family through me being sick all over again? As I stated above, there is a lot to consider when you have had HG.
I hope this was informative so you can better understand the emotions and thoughts from someone who suffered from HG and if you had it, maybe you can relate to my experiences.