Hyperemesis gravidarum

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2166 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ugh, I’m sorry you’re feeling so sick. HG is a bear. Definitely discuss with your doctor so they can tell you what you need to do. 

As far as tips, I suggest joining this facebook group if you’re on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hyperemesisgravidarum/ I had two mamas in my birth group that suffered from HG and this was helpful for them. 

Post # 3
467 posts
Helper bee

I had HG well into my 2nd trimester, and Zofran was my best friend.

Post # 4
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve never been officially diagnosed with HG, but vomitted the entirety of my first pregnancy and didn’t gain any weight and I’m currently 22 weeks with my second and still vomitting around 3 times a day. The peak of my vomitting was around 8-14 weeks were I was vomitting around 8-10 times daily.  I have been put on zofran but it doesn’t really prevent the vomitting. In regards to managing, I’m not sure that I do it very well. I haven’t been able to find foods that don’t come back up, but there are foods that are more pleasant in that process than others, so I try to avoid those.  Sorry that I have no other words of avice. I will say though, that despite a miserable first experience, I somehow blocked it all out and decided to do it again 🙂  You will get through it mama.  Hugs!

Post # 5
509 posts
Busy bee

i started getting sick around week 8… i was diagnosed with HG after i ended up in hospital with dehydration.. its terrible… i am 33 weeks now and its slowed down the last 3 or so weeks! its terrible! i feel your pain… 

Post # 6
36 posts

I had it, and it is miserable.  I am sorry.  Zofran is the best, but some insurances don’t pay for it for pregnancy.  The doctor tried ginger tablets and Phenergan, but the ginger didn’t help, and Phenergan just knocked me out. Be sure to document how often you are sick, and watch out for dehydration.  I ended up on bed rest. I threw up the day I gave birth, but the good news is it might not be as bad with your next pregnancy.  Mine was not as bad the second time.  Is your sense of smell super heightened?   My husband could eat onions at lunch, and I could smell it on him when he got home from work, and I would get sick.  Smells triggered mine. 

Post # 7
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I had it with my son for the first six months. It was awful! Then one day BAM it was gone. 

Post # 8
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m so sorry you’re going through this.  I didn’t have HG but had pretty bad morning sickness from 6-18 weeks. I’d only throw up 2-3 times per day though. 

I started taking a probiotic pill and I swear it helped. The brand I got was called Thrive. It was really expensive, around $50 for 30 pills, but I was getting desperate.

The other thing that helped was eating plain white sour dough toast in bed before getting up. Darling Husband was nice enough to make and bring it to me. Lemonade was the ONLY liquid I could keep down.

I think the food/drink (if any) that you can tolerate is so individual, so listen to your body. Be kind to yourself. 

Post # 9
330 posts
Helper bee

Sorry you have it. It’s horrible. I had it from Week 4 to Week 20 and then severe nausea till Week 35. It’s torture. I was vomiting 20 to 25 times a day before medication reduced it to about 4 to 6 times. 

I took ondansetron twice daily, metoclopramide three times daily, ranitidine twice daily and pantoprazole once daily. 

All I can reassure you is that it does go. It does feel like forever though. 

Post # 10
4 posts

Nausea started at week 4 and was driving me crazy. I was getting nauseous even after drinking water and was unable to eat and drink. Unisom, vitamin B6, ginger ale didn’t work for me, but once I started drinking No to morning sickness tea, my nausea ended miraculously.

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