Morning Sickness, It’s pretty shit isn’t it? But wait there’s more. Did you know there is next level morning sickness? It’s called Hyperemesis gravidarum. Pretty fancy huh.
What Is HG Exactly? Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition characterised by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance. <– I found that on google
I’ve experienced this next level morning sickness with all of my pregnancies, I do NOT wish it on anyone. God Dayummmm I was so sick. I tried everything, I googled the shiz out of morning sickness tips only find very little that helped.
The worst part of the sickness lasted until around 16 weeks, this is the time where you barely look pregnant so people just treat you like a hypochondriac. But even a mild case of Hyperemesis gravidarum can be pretty debilitating. Especially if you already have children or work and rest periods just aren’t an option.
If you’re pregnant and feeling like you may have out of the ordinary morning sickness I only have one piece of advice. Ignore people’s bullshit. You may get told you need to just toughen up by your family or friends. Your husband might be moaning that you haven’t got the whole house clean and a baked dinner isn’t greeting him when he arrives home.
Well, fuck them. You’re only pregnant for a very small portion of your life. Whoopdy doo, you are not superwoman for a whole 9 months. Don’t beat yourself up about it, you will only feel worse. It’s also not your job to explain your situation, throw a book at them but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t make a difference.
Some things I tried from the wonderful world of google which kinda sorta helped,
- Dry Biscuits
- Eating Less but more frequently
- Herbal Tea
- Avoiding Dairy
- Anti-Nausea Medication from my GP
HG left me vomiting food out of my nose during the first trimester. The second trimester was just full on nausea, no actual vomiting. Eventually, the sickness faded away but by that time I felt like a giant whale and didn’t enjoy a lot of comfort in the last term of pregnancy. I carry big on a pair of chicken legs.
Do you have any morning sickness tips that worked for you? I’m happy to add them to the list!
If you have a friend who is carrying a baby and is not well, send them this or TELL THEM it’s okay. You could even drop in some gingernut biscuits next time you are in her area.