I was doing some research on if there are any celebrities that suffered with HG, maybe to help raise awareness on a larger scale. So far, other than Charlotte Bronte (and in this day and age, so few people know who she is), I can't find anyone. My husband suggests that maybe it has to do with the type of care received? Like, it has more to do with socioeconomic factors and less to do with a woman's propensity to have HG. For example, a movie star has access to the best doctors and medical care in the world, so symptoms of HG can be caught earlier and dealt with immediately, so it never escalates beyond NVP or something. My thought is that if someone really famous had HG, it would be all over the news as she "speaks out" about her disease.
We need that kind of attention, I think, but I believe my husband might be right. Myself, I'm rather low income until I finish my degree, so getting proper care wasn't as easy as I thought, because sometimes I had to beg for something as simple as hydration.
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Kathleen Amelia, born by repeat c-section on 9/2/11. HG from 5-39 weeks, Zofran, Phenergan, Marinol.
1st HG baby, undiagnosed - Elizabeth-Anne Rose, born 2-9-99. Proud to have survived a teen pregnancy and made it to the other side, especially with HG.