Morning sickness stories: How did I survive?
I have three beautiful children but none of the pregnancies were an easy ride and to this day I don't know how I survived.
Each pregnancy was much worse than the last and it was really, really hard. I remember lying in bed crying; I couldn't get up, I couldn't do anything. Every time I moved I vomited. If I wasn't in bed I was in the bathroom.
I spent months in and out of hospital on a mix of drugs. I was given a drug they use for chemotherapy patients which didn't take it away but did make it a little more bearable. I still spent many weeks in bed or on the couch though.
I have no advice for other women. Nothing helped me. I was depressed. I wanted everything to end and really couldn't see a way out. I got through it - I'm not sure how, but I did.
If you have hyperemesis gravidarum you need a fantastic support network, lots of rest and don't hesitate to get extra help. It's hard, but the end result is absolutely worth it.
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