A Day in the Life of an HG mom
This post is going to be short because though my day feels long, writing down what I do is pretty boring. First things first though: what is HG? Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a condition in pregnancy where your body is basically allergic to that little budding life inside you. Well, that’s what it feels like anyway. Really, HG is diagnosed based on extreme nausea and vomiting, losing 5% of your body weight, and duration of symptoms. Most morning sickness gets better after about 12 weeks of pregnancy. HG generally doesn’t get better until closer to 16 to 20 weeks if at all. To sum it up: HG sucks.
So, what do I do all day while feeling like I could erupt at any moment? The truth is, not much. I spend most of the day trying to eat small amounts in the hopes that it will settle my stomach. Don’t want to eat? Too bad. Not eating only makes things so much worse. I spend a lot of time on support groups, playing games on my phone, or just lying very still waiting for it to be time to take my next dose of anti nausea medication.
Whoa whoa whoa, I just realized I forgot to fill you in on my news: I’m 14 weeks pregnant! In 2020, we lost a baby at this exact timing. So, I’m over here just hoping this one stays with us. But also, trying to survive. And, really really looking forward to meeting this little one in June!