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Journey into the world of hyperemesis gravidarum...
25May 11

Too good to be true...

Well the thought of a Hyperemesis free pregnancy turned out to be too good to be true and a scan today showed that the baby hadn't developed and the heart had stopped beating. We're sad but we had been realistic to the possibility. So now we're faced with the rather unpleasant process of miscarrying it over the next few days. Sadly miscarriage in early pregnancy is very common; this is my second as I lost one before conceiving Alfie, but it doesn't effect our chances of conceiving again and we are not deterred from wanting our third child to complete our family.

On the plus side at least I didn't endure weeks of sickness before loosing it, which has just happened to a poor woman I have been supporting recently... 6 weeks of the worst Hyperemesis Gravidarum I've ever heard of; ruptured oesophagus, jaundice from a failing liver and hair loss, only to loose her baby girl at 12 weeks. Devastating!

Anyway, I will still blog about any treatments and developments I read about and also about some of the women I'm in contact with suffering at the moment. And will let you all know when our journey starts again... I never thought I would wish for nausea but last night I did and I expect I will when I get my next positive test... HG is a bitter sweet condition!

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I am mother of three beautiful children and wife to a fantastic and supportive husband. I am a nurse, a farmer and a trustee for Pregnancy Sickness Support. I love working hard and spending time with my kids.

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Information and support for pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum. Views are my own and do not represent those of any other organisation. Information provided here should not be a substitute for medical advice. My aim is to raise awareness and encourage sufferers to know they are not alone.

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