My Struggle with HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarum- Morning Sickness)
Even reading those words sends shivers down my spine. Many people have asked me to share my birth story, & so I've decided to give a little taste of what I've went through the past 10 months & why I was so MIA..
HG occurs in pregnancy & is a severe form of morning sickness which causes nausea, vomiting & ultimately dehydration as a result. In turn it can cause chronic migraines, anemia, & weight loss (at a time where you should be gaining weight to support your child). I was in & out of the hospital requiring IV drips & was placed on a very strong medication that they give to Chemo Patients for nausea & vomiting- Nothing seemed to help! In most cases the baby will be fine & your body serves the needs of your baby before yours! My doctor even said that it was completely normal & actually the sign of a strong pregnancy. It started at around 4 weeks, & I remember thinking &
hoping that it will be over as soon as my first trimester passed.. Imagine your worst hangover & then multiply it by 10! It was that bad. Now imagine that feeling lasting for endless weeks! I have no idea why HG is referred to as “morning sickness” because it is relentless & seems to attack ALL day. Fast Forward to around 6 months, at this point, I was at my lowest.. I developed severe depression & anxiety! I remember crying to my husband EVERY DAY & just feeling so helpless. I was being told by everyone to focus on the positive, I was pregnant & I should be very grateful for that. I was so very grateful, but it was hard to feel positive when 50% of my day was spent with my head down the toilet & the other 50% was spent feeling dreadful, didn't want to get out of bed, & miserable all day! I couldn't even take care of Ari at this point. This kind of reaction made me feel terrible about myself & I withdrew a lot from social situations. I didn't leave my room or the house for days, & I stopped talking to everyone. I was drained. At this stage I remember seeing something online about how pregnant people shouldn’t complain about their symptoms because it’s unfair to those trying. (The Rest of my Story is below in the comments)
So grateful for this man more than anything He never left my side the last 10 months- dealing with me and this difficult pregnancy that I went through.. Held my hair every time I threw up, Wiped my tears and stayed up with me through all the sleepless nights, Drove me back and forth to the hospital while sick and dehydrated, Calmed my nerves through each anxiety attack, And is the Best Father any little girl could ask for!! Love you @michaelhermiz#BlessedWithTheBest#MyRock
Happy 1 Week of Life to my Doll Baby.. The days are already flying by!! Trying to treasure every moment.. Thank you all for your constant love and well wishes!! Recovering from a second C-Section definitely isn't easy with a toddler and a newborn.. But us mama's are strong! We make it work! #Blessed#SophieAleese
Well, my Hospital Bags are packed and ready to go! If this princess doesn't make an appearance in the next couple days, I have a scheduled C-Section on Monday at 7:30am It's getting very real now.. So excited and nervous!
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers!! Love my IG fam! (All items in pic are tagged)
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