Surviving the Stomach Flu post HG

Yes, I am here to whine a bit.  Despite the fact that no one else in my family has gotten sick, I strongly suspect that I am recovering from norovirus.  I had severe vomiting, dizziness, nausea, stomach cramps, and body aches.  Oh, the body aches.  Let me tell you!  The pain in my legs was…

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Hyperemesis Across the Pond

I’m pleased to bring you a guest post from Amanda, a UK HG survivor and a fellow mommy blogger.  Amanda suffered from undiagnosed Hyperemesis Gravidarum during her first pregnancy in 2011, and had to fight until 21 weeks to get treatment for it. This, alongside other complications, has left her and her whole family terrified…

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The Emotional Toll of Hyperemesis

I think most of us in the hyperemesis community are thankful for the attention that HG has been receiving lately.  We’re finally seeing some recognition for the terrible physical hardships we endured bringing out babies into the world.  One thing that we haven’t seen much of, though, is coverage of the emotional toll HG takes.…

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Hyperemesis 101: What it is and how you can help

Since the news yesterday about Kate Middleton and her hospitalization due to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), I’ve seen a pretty significant bump in traffic (mostly thanks to an Inquisitr article about hyperemesis), and since many of my new visitors may not be completely familiar with hyperemesis, I thought it might be a good idea to give…

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Is it all in our heads?

How many times have you heard this: “You’d feel a lot better if you would adjust your attitude.”  “You should be more positive.”  “That Molly. She’s so excitable isn’t she.”  “Maybe you should see a tharapist?”  “You’re not sick.  You’re pregnant.”  “You’re weak.”  “You’re hysterical.”  “You’re doing this to yourself.” From doctors. From nurses. From…

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Post HG Pregnancy Wrap-Up

I am about a month out of my HG pregnancy now, which is hard to get my head around. I’ve got lots of questions swimming around in my mind. Did that really just happen? Was it as bad as I remember? I think the mind shrouds experiences like that in a kind of fog.  I…

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