Tips To Help Hyperemesis Gravidarum..

Hyperemesis Gravidarum… where do you begin to explain this awful sickness. If you are unsure what this is it is severe morning sickness during pregnancy.

And I mean SEVERE.

I went through a HG pregnancy with my first born. It is still to this day the most ill I have ever felt in my whole life. I can’t even begin to explain. I was being sick multiple times a day, feeling faint, could not keep any food down and I lost so much weight. I ended up seeing a doctor as I was so poorly. I was put on anti-sickness medication which I could not bring myself to take.

I thought it might do harm to the baby if I had taken them so I didn’t. Silly really, I’m sure if the doctor prescribed me them they were absolutely fine.

‘If you have had HG in a previous pregnancy, you are more likely to get it in your next pregnancy than women who have never had it before.’ NHS.

I remember reading this when I was online looking at how to deal with this sickness. (Obviously nothing worked). When I fell pregnant the second time around the first thought that went through my head was going through this again. I was so sure I was going to get it because I had it the first time.

Luckily, and I mean I am SO grateful that I never experienced this the second time around. In fact, I did not vomit once during my recent pregnancy. I couldn’t imagine being that ill and having a toddler to look after. That is the pure definition of hell.

I thought I would share with you some tips on dealing with HG if you are currently going through it.

  1. See Your Doctor And Get Treatment. If you are really struggling do not try and battle through it, you could become dehydrated which will make things feel a lot worse. Get some anti-sickness meds, it may help you feel a little better.
  2. Find A Support Network. HG is incredibly isolating. There are lots of forums out there with people going through the same thing and also experts you can speak too. There is a website especially dedicated to HG sufferers full of lots of information.
  3. Take Time Off. If you are working, take some time off to get over the worse of it. Having to get up and go everyday will make you feel so much worse. If you have other children get family/friends to help with childcare.
  4. Try And Stay Hydrated. Sip water little and often, suck ice cubes or have ice lollies if you can stomach them.

Remember this will end, even if it is when baby is born. It will be so worth it in the end and believe it or not one day you won’t mind going through it again knowing the beautiful outcome.

Hang in there.

If you have any tips to share please leave them in the comments below!

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  1. January 23, 2019 / 11:23 pm

    My wife is 20 weeks along right now and have had all kinds of nausea and digestive issues from day one. She started a new script this week that seems to be helping a bit, but still very uncomfortable. I can’t imagine having it as rough as you did.

    • Dani Shuttleworth
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 10:55 pm

      Oh gosh I hope she overcomes the sickness soon! It really is horrible and so so draining! Good luck with everything

  2. January 24, 2019 / 3:41 am

    This happened to my sister recently. She has been so incredibly sick. Great info! Thanks for sharing!

    • Dani Shuttleworth
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 10:56 pm

      Your welcome. I hope she starts to feel better soon!

  3. atruthfultraveler
    January 24, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    I cannot imagine- I was sick from about Week 6 to Week 13 and it was the longest period of my life because I could not do anything. I feel for anyone who has HG.

    • Dani Shuttleworth
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 10:56 pm

      It really is tiring and draining I will admit this was one of the worst periods I have been through also.

  4. Krystal
    January 25, 2019 / 1:30 am

    Anti sickness meds do help. Hope that these tips help those who need them.

    • Dani Shuttleworth
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 1:52 am

      I sure do too 🙂

  5. Maisha
    November 4, 2019 / 6:32 pm

    I am on baby number 3 (YAY). However, with my first pregnancy I was diagnosed with HG, and it was BAD…but she is now 8yo, and so beautiful. My second pregnancy it wasn’t so intense, and I had my son (currently 5yo. So I was hoping that this pregnancy would be looking HG FREE (LOL)…boy was I wrong. It takes a toll on your body, mind, and everyday functioning…but as you mentioned at the end of your post…it is all WORTH IT! My husband is super supportive. My two little ones imitate me when I puke and we all LAUGH!!! Thanks for posting and those that have HG, you will get through it and maybe even go through it again, for the sake of bringing a beautiful life in this world. Moms, you all are AWESOME!!

  6. Dani Shuttleworth
    Author
    December 2, 2019 / 8:20 pm

    Oh bless you! it really is hard and so super painful! Of course they are so worth it, but no words can descibe what it is like to go through a HG pregnancy. Well done to you for getting through!

    xx

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