My Story of how Iv suffered with HG...
Hi, my name is Carolyn Im 33 years old. I have suffered very much with HG and Im new to this forum because Im in my 3rd pregnancy, Im 5 weeks pregnant now , I just found out, we are very happy to be adding our new addition to the family, yet I have 8 or 9 months to go and am at the beginning.
In my first pregnancy, I was pregnant with a baby boy and I thought I would have a normal pregnancy just like any other woman.It was my first so I thought morning sickness , well I would just schedule it around my work schedule, so then I worked 2nd shift. I made it thru the first month or so as the nausea increased until I started vommitting 3 times a day, I thought it was a bad case of morning sickness and that it would be gone in my 3rd month.That did'nt happen , I was in my 3rd month and vommitting increased, I was now very nauseated crying everyday all day and vommitting kept increasing past 6 -7 or more times a day!!! I would throw up at every stop light when I drove!Everything I did !
By the 6th month, I had gone in a couple times for I.V's and felt no understanding or support or even the right care from my DR's and the hospital."My nurse even told me , I should'nt be throwing up more, they had me on medicine that did'nt help me.
I became so bad that I was constantly in bed,alone!My fiance had a 7 day a week job and worked sun up till 3 am.I was clear accross country from my family in this new state that I never lived in.
I got so bad that I counted one time the dry heaving and tossing stomache acids, I counted that day 17 times!
I ended up going into premature labour and our little boy born at 24 weeks, I had an emergancy c section, he was breech. He lived 1 night and day in the ICU,he did not make it.
I found oout that I also have a weak cervix, incomponant cervix.I felt lossed and hopeless of having a baby. The emergancy csection was exttreemly painful!Was'nt at aall like a regular planned c section and I was in pain for a very long time from the surgery and my loss.It took me many months to recover the nausea after effects that I still had in my stomache.
4 months later, we were pregnant again
in hopes that this time with a high risk DR that my weak cervix would have a cerclage and pogesterone shots as well as bedrest in hopes that Id have a healthy baby.
HG hit me again !!! and very badly!!!As soon as the day of my missed period, I took my possitive pregnancy test and thru up, had been nauseated for 3 days before. It started out small with normal morning sickness, then the vommitting increased from once a day to twice to three times and yet was increasing to 7 pluss times a day!!!
I was so sick I couldnt do anything!!!I was weak getting up from bed , Id throw up!As I walked to the bathroom, I thru up and cryed, as I went to the bathroom Id throw up, a shower everyday was a challenge!But I tried anyway and was very exausted, would cry and vommit in the shower, sometimes non stop, couldnt finish the showers!Was weak going to the bed, at times was dizzy felt faint.
Brushing my teeth everyday was a challenge too!I did it and cried, I always threw up on my tooth brush.
Id wake up in the morning and threw up stomach acid, on the way to get my breakfast, after I ate breakfast, on the way to get anything I needed, everytime I stood up I had to throw up!So I stayed in bed ans still thru up often.
I made it a point to go to the ER once a week because I knew I was'nt doing well and felt very dehydrated, my throat was dry! But I felt I was'nt getting the care that I needed! Or the understanding!
In this pregnancy I also suffered from Ptyalism, wich is severe excess saliva. I used bath towels to compfort though it was horrible! I kept spitting saliva every second until the towel was soaked in spit! I would go thru a bunch of them every day! And when I went out on public to an appointment or for a short car ride to get outside , I would bring boxed kleenex and carried with me plastic bags to throw up in, was always wiping my mouth and the kleenex chapped my lips my mouth turned sore red.I could never wear lipstick, not even hold chap stick!
I had to take a plane accross country in this condition to my mother so that she could take care of me since I was very ill.I couldnt walk because I was suppose to be on bedrest and had to be weeled to my plane in a wheel chair.My flight was late and I missed my plane due to a security alert! So I was stuck like this at the airport for 5 hours !
I mader it home and spent the rest of my pregnancy with HG until the moment they cut me open in the csection, I was spitting on a towel, when they cut me open, I dropped the towel and no longer needed it!
I had my beautiful baby girl and she was fine!
So now Im trying to give her a sibling and have to go thru this again, Im not yet in the sick part yet, though Iv felt some start of nausea. Unfortunately I have to fly accross country again for my moms care to help me thru the sickness and bedrest and also to help with my little girl so that I wont go thru it alone.
Some of my family does not understand at all! They think Im making a big deal of morning sickness and they dont believe I need bedrest for my incomponant cervix , no understanding and no support.
It's a very hard thing to go thru but my biggest dream since I was a little girl was to have a family, so Iv been willing to go thru it all to have my family.
Im kinda scared, I felt hopeful when I found this forum, maybe Id find care , a DR that understands ! and people that actually understand this condition!