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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. To finish reading this post, please visit The Humbled Homemaker.