Life after HG

Leah - posted on 12/08/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have to say that I'm glad that I found this group after my pregnancy. While I was pregnant, I really didn't want to talk about HG with anyone. However, as soon as I gave birth, my nausea seemed to just leave my body with my daughter and I felt that I was able to live again! I just hope that it lightens up a little with my next pregnancy, but even if it doesn't, now I know what it is!

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Amy - posted on 09/27/2009

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Isn't it amazing how instantaneously after they cut the Umbilical cord you feel amazing again, and have an insatiable appetite lol! I will be happy when this second pregnancy/HG is over!



(I posted the following earlier as my own thread, but thought it would get more read action here, and allow me to meet some more people for much needed support right now as well)



(I ALWAYS WANTED TO LOSE WEIGHT AND GET PREGNANT ROTFLMAO!!!!)



Hi everyone nice to meet you. My name is Amy I am in south Florida area. I first experienced HG with my first pregnancy in 2006. I was on bed rest/home health/IV/and pump for 6 months of the pregnancy, and lost about 43 lbs.; and was in hospital on and off about 3 months. It was especially scary the first time because i had no idea what was going on, and only could listen to Matria and my OB telling me and reassuring me baby would be fine. I am pregnant again with my second child now he will be delivered c-section on New Year's Eve Dec. 31st at 7:30a.m. I currently have HG again, this time it is worse than the first time. It began almost immediately. I have literally been on strict bed rest since May 16th, and presently still on bed rest. Not to mention home health again with Alere (formerly Matria Healthcare.) I was on the med. pump again this time around; only difference this time is I had a very bad reaction to the Zofran, and the Reglan. So they had to stop the pumps, which gave me a little relief first time around. I am only doing IV Hydration everyday. And can only take pills to try to stop the nausea and vomiting. So far I am down 31lbs., and have been in hospital many times, long visits quick visits; they all know me by name lol. It is much harder for me emotionally this time, becasue I have my 3 yr. old Kaitlyn. We moved in with my parents for the first 5 months, and recently have come home. My parents are basically her care givers full time until my hubby gets home from work at 4pm. (plus side of that, my mom potty trained my daughter for me lol) It is very hard on all of us, but at least this time around I am CONFIDANT AND OPTIMISTIC that everything will be ok. Since I know from experience. ANyhow, i need to get back to bed. I look fwd. to hearing from people who truly understand what I am going through.



Take care, Amy

Timna - posted on 07/14/2009

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People kept telling me that I might not have HG with my second pregnancy, so we tried again. We didn't want our daughter to be an only child. I don't regret my second daughter for a minute, but the HG was so much worse the second time. I had to get a PICC line and carry around IV fluids in a backpack for over 3 months. Zofran (generic odansetron didn't work) kept me alive for my last trimester. The HELP her.org site was very helpful and supportive, when I could manage to get away from my bed or toilet. Is anyone else suffering from PTSD from this?

Deanna - posted on 03/21/2009

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totally hear you on the 'no one understands' thing. i'm so sick of people saying 'oh, i had morning sickness too' yeah right, i thought i had morning sickness with my 2nd pregnancy, this is NOT morning sickness! and i'll say 'yeah well i've had it for 7 months straight, was it like that for you?" and they'll say 'no, it just lasted a few weeks. well, you'll feel better soon!' thanks. it seems like it's always just 'dismissed' yet if we weren't pregnant, would anyone think that daily vomiting, not being able to keep nutrition down and losing weight and being dehydrated is NORMAL and you should just be 'happy' and it will 'go away soon"? i think NOT.

Lisa - posted on 02/12/2009

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i was told by several medical profesionals if i were to have another baby i would be the same if not worse . i hope it is different for you!

Leah - posted on 12/09/2008

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Not yet. We just had Gracie about 3 months ago so it wont be for at least another year and a half. While I was pregnant I just felt alone. I didn't really think that anyone understood how severe HG is. It wasn't just being sick all the time but that everyone just felt that it was just morning sickness and that it was all in my head. My in-laws were the worst. They just kept telling me to get up and walk around and then I would feel better. The only time I felt that someone understood was the 2nd time I was admitted to the hospital. My nurse was a God-send. She just took care of me the way I really needed to be taken care of.

Elizabeth - posted on 12/08/2008

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Welcome to the group Leah! I kept wanting to talk about HG during the pregnancy but didn't have the energy and found that no one understood. Are you pregnant again? I ask because I'm always curious about HG moms and their experiences with subsequent pregnancies. Thanks again for joining this community!

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