I talked to Ashley Ziegler of the blog, Itsy Bitsy Blessings about her experiences with Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
We talked about so many things:
Her most visited post is a guest post by Brad Klingele titled, “So, Your Wife is Barfing her Guts out”. You have to read it. And then pass it around to all your friends and their husbands.
How we can fall into the trap of thinking we can “will ourselves through it”. I know I did that before getting pregnant.
The paranoia she felt when she was hospitalized, thinking that she was surely going to die and thinking that no one was telling her the truth.
When her Doctor said that she didn’t know anything else to try, a combination of drugs, phenergan and zofran, actually finally worked.
Consider lowering your dose of medication if the side effects are too much. Or ask about raising your dose if it’s not working. Many drugs are dose specific and will work better at a higher dosage and in combination with other drugs. Don’t be afraid to ask.
Ashley’s blog series on women with HG.
We talked about why HG women in particular feel the need to have other people understand.
Ashli McCall’s book, The Chronicles of Nausea, where she talks about her Hg experience in a diary like prose. She also talks about her experience with cancer in conjunction with HG.
Her other book is “Beyond Morning Sickness“. I would recommend them both.
Ashley Ziegler is currently pregnant with her fourth pregnancy.