Hyperemesis Gravidarum Guest Post

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In honor of Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day, I am guest blogging at The Humbled Homemaker.

 In 2007, when I became pregnant with my first child, I remember sitting down on my couch and praying. I specifically remember telling God that it was okay if I needed to experience morning sickness (as if he needed my permission). I thought of the women I'd met in Africa who endured pregnancy with no bed, no mattress, nothing nice by our standards, so I thought, with all the luxuries of the Western world, I'll be able to make it through just fine. I soon started to regret that prayer. Honestly regret it.

I suffered with what I now know is Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)Women with HG experience severe vomiting and nausea that does not end after the 12-week mark like typical morning sickness. They are often hospitalized for dehydration because they are unable to hold down any form of liquid or food.  

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