Monday, December 3, 2012

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is not morning sickness

posted as my Facebook status today

"Princess Kate and Prince William are pregnant, congrats to them! Kate is also suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) which is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting with potential adverse consequences for the newborn(s). As many news outlets, including The View, have
said it is "just morning sickness". Tell that to women like me that have been in the hospital more than a dozen times, had all kinds of IVs and PICC lines done, been on every medicine under the moon for nausea, and nothing works. Tell that the women who have suffered 1 or more miscarriages due to HG. Tell that to the spouses that are left behind because HG took both their baby and its mother. Tell that to the women who think they are crazy because not all doctors will even acknowledge it and tell them that it is in their head!!" - From an HG support group 

Clip from the view this morning. 

I am lucky to be sitting her and writting this today. I survived HG  and so did my perfect little girl she is now a healthy and happy 2 year old. I know that others are not as lucky and am thankful everyday that i was. HG is a very real and life threatening condition. The worst part is most doctor's are clueless about how to treat HG.

By calling Hyperemesis Gravidarum Morning sickness you are greatly underminding how heartbreaking it really is. Check you facts a great resource is

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