Hi everyone! First of all I'd like to express my huge admiration for all you mothers out there who are suffering with HG and for those who have had it. Your bravery and courage is inspiring!
I currently am at a loss as to what to do for my friend. She hasn't been able to keep any food down, or water, and she's been admitted to hospital several times already. She's still in her first trimester. I've read up on HG as much as I can to understand the condition and have also seen another friend go through it.
Her problem is this...her mother in law is being incredibly difficult. She keeps saying things like "you'll be fine after 12 weeks" or "it's only morning sickness." Another comment was "you'll want another child, I know you will." Er hello!!! She's vomiting all day everyday and can barely stand! Why on earth would she even be thinking about having another child?! Of course she'd be thrilled if it was just morning sickness, but that is not the case! As you all know. It's certainly not going to vanish after 12 weeks!
I find this infuriating so I can only imagine how she must be feeling...given that I've never had HG myself.
Instead of her partner sticking up for her...he's having a go at her for being annoyed with his mum. She has every right to be! She's making insensitive comments about something she knows nothing about!
My friend has tried to explain to her but she clearly doesn't grasp the seriousness of it.
I haven't experienced it myself but at least I have read into it as much as I can.
I'm printing some information to hand over to them in the hope that it will get through.
I'm finding it hard not to get angry when her partner is being this way. It's not helpful to her and she shouldn't be alone in this. I don't know what to do!
I'm just hoping that the information I provide will be enough but if not, I'm out of ideas.
I just feel so helpless. I want more than anything to be able to take her sickness away. I just want her to be able to enjoy her pregnancy and this horrid condition has robbed her of that experience.
If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated.