I had a post planned for Monday, which was World HG Day. Although I managed to make a Facebook and Twitter post, I didn’t make a blog post. I find Hyperemesis Gravidarum hard to write about. Although people have been asking for a one year check in, it took a raw and painful conversation with a friend to get this post going. So excuse the lack of posts this week, because writing this one has been an emotional drain.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a serious form of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It’s characterized by electrolyte imbalances, ketones in the urine, and loss of 5% or more of your body weight. It’s, uh, pretty serious. In many people, it gets better after week 20. I took my last Zofran just a few hours before Critter was born, so I was not one of the lucky ones. Although I made it to term, there were lots of scares and mishaps along the way.