Thursday, 2 June 2016

Admitted To Hospital - Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Today I'm roughly 9+3 weeks pregnant. Today is a tough day. I haven't kept any food or water down since 8pm last night. I've taken my anti sickness meds but they aren't working. My eyes are heavy and my body is weak from throwing up so much. My lips are dry and cracking as I can't even keep water down. My skin is pale and quite frankly I look very poorly. The fastest I've moved today is running to the toilet to be sick. Over and over and over again.

But I've had to carry on.

I would much rather curl up in bed and sleep. My body needs to rest but I can't. I still had to do the pre school run this morning. I still had to take care of Parker who has had far too much tv time today but even sitting up makes me feel worse. He's such a good boy.

The first trimester is always the same for me. It doesn't get any easier. It probably gets harder. Harder because my other babies need me. They need to me carry on. Harder because I know how long it lasts. I'm lucky that with my previous pregnancies the HG has faded at 16/18 weeks. Some people aren't that lucky. I hope it goes again this time but only time will tell.

I don't have many people around me to help with the kids. Mark and other friends and family work full time or are too far away to help. It's hard to cope. Some days, like today, I cry, today I've cried a lot.

I am very thankful that usually my tablets work. Usually they help me keep food down for me and the baby. I'm normally still nauseous 24/7 but I've accepted that is the new norm for me right now. I can handle that, most days.

After being sick so many times I couldn't count, I just couldn't handle anymore. I headed off to the doctors. I need help. We phoned my dad who came round after work. Mark stayed with the kids and my dad and his partner came to the doctors with me. I was too weak to go by myself. The doctor sent me straight to hospital, I am very sick, very dehydrated and my pulse is racing. She said if I hadn't of gone to the doctors with someone she would of had to call an ambulance, that's how bad I was.

In hospital I had anti sickness injections, 8/9 huge bags of iv fluids and more iv anti sickness. I finally got to eat and keep it down 36 hours after I'd last eaten.

The doctor gave me another type of tablet to take with my regular ones. We are hoping that both tablets together will help.

One good thing from hospital was that I got an early scan. The baby looks perfect. The scan was only a couple of minutes long and unfortunately Mark didn't make it in time. I also wont get a 12 week scan but all that matters is our little bear looks perfect.

HG is hard.

I only have it quite mild. Some woman have it so much worse than me. I don't know how they do it but they are bloody amazing.

Me and this little baby will beat HG just like I have twice before.

Nicola Xx


  1. Sorry to hear you're having a hard time with your pregnancy. I hope that your HG clears soon and you can enjoy the days again!

  2. Oh no, I hope that you can geg back on your feet soon and enjoy this pregnancy x

  3. This story is all too familiar and from one hg mum to another I'm sending all the love I can muster. It's harder than anyone can imagine and you're doing great and as best you can. Well done you and so glad you're getting the help you need and baby is doing ok. I hope it goes for you soon too xx

    1. Thank you so much. It is hard, I think you have to go through it to properly understand x


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