Hi all! I am not pregnant nor will I ever be again, because of hyperemesis. I have 3 girls and it just got worse with each pregnancy. I would puke around 20-30 times a day, have nausea all day long, heartburn, the works. I was prescribed phenegren and zantac but the midwives would not prescribe me Zofran. With my first pg my doctor was so condescending and told me that it was totally normal to have morning sickness. Yeah, it's normal to be able to barely function. Thank god that I just had my self to take care of then. With numbers 2 and 3 I had other people to worry about. It was pure survival mode-the house and laundry was neglected, my toddler(s) watched way too much tv while I was just laying on the couch willing my stomach to cooperate with me. I have also broken blood vessels in my face and eyes with the force of vomiting, have had it choke me by coming out my nose and mouth at the same time, have had to pull over while driving to puke in parking lots or on the side of the road, had to puke in the kitchen sink because I couldn't make it to the bathroom. All of this has made my gag reflex incredibly weak, any bad smell or gagging sensation threatens to make me puke.
With my third it was so bad I really thought I was going to shrivel up and die. I also enjoyed those first meals after giving birth, to me it was the best food I had ever ate, even pretty gross hospital food. My hg pregnancies never ended in c-section, thank God, but my first was a horrible induction. Second was light years better still at a hospital but i had a midwife and it was super short. The last birth was the one that healed the trauma of the first. It was also at a hospital with a midwife, but I was in charge this time, had nothing attached to me, was free to move about, etc. It was wonderful.
Anyway, because of all this we decided no more kids and dh got a vas when our youngest dd was 1. I really wanted 4 kids and still feel like I'm missing out on something but rationally I know that being pregnant is determental to my physical and mental health.