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 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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“Old Wives’ Tales” to Induce Labor

I love old wives’ tales. Sure, some are a little silly.  For example, you shouldn’t lift your arms over your head or you’ll strangle the baby with the umbilical cord.  Or another favorite is, if you take a bath your baby will drown in your belly!  Those are quaint, amusing, and completely untrue. But for…

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