I’m a mom of two amazing girls and a two-time survivor of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), a debilitating and life-threatening form of morning sickness.
I suffered through moderate HG during my first pregnancy and more severe HG with my last pregnancy. I’ve dealt with IVs, PICC lines, all kinds of medication, and the emotional upset that this kind of severe illness can bring to a family. We treated this past round of HG aggressively which has made a big difference. Specific treatment details are available in The Protocol section of this blog.
If you have or have had HG in the past, I hope the information I post will be useful in helping you find either relief or peace. If you’ve never personally experienced HG, but know someone who has, I hope this gives you a window into our world.
I also write about attachment parenting, breastfeeding and extended breastfeeding, lactivism, natural birth, and green living. My second daughter was born outside of the hospital in a birth center and into the water. With both girls we’ve struggled with all kinds of breastfeeding challenges, but we’ve ultimately persevered. Now we’re learning day-by-day: The girls are growing and learning about their world and I am learning from them on how to be the best parent I can be.
I’d like to invite you to join me on this journey. Maybe my parenting and birth experience will help you see new possibilities for yourself or your friends. Ultimately, take what you need and leave the rest.