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post #61 of 630
So much for the GD and HG connection for me - though I'll likely develop GD later on in pregnancy. I just got the results from my 3 hour GTT taken at 13 weeks pg. My numbers were lower than average, with the 3 hour number being a dangerously low 28. So, low blood sugar is an issue for me right now, not high blood sugar.
post #62 of 630
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So much for the GD and HG connection for me - though I'll likely develop GD later on in pregnancy. I just got the results from my 3 hour GTT taken at 13 weeks pg. My numbers were lower than average, with the 3 hour number being a dangerously low 28. So, low blood sugar is an issue for me right now, not high blood sugar.
It might change if you could, oh, I don't know, actually EAT. :



Hopefully nothing goes wrong.
post #63 of 630
I had HG and GD with both pregnancies = DS and a DD. I lost about 20 pounds during the first trimester each time. I also lost my gallbladder a few months after giving birth to Ds. I wish we could have another but who would take care of me and two kids (Dh has to support us). I needed full time care for the first 4 months each time. I remember waking up one morning and realizing that there was no way on earth I could make it to the bathroom without fainting. It was awful.

I also remember feeling like I had the flu for 9 months and feeling so good as soon as the baby was out (even with a c-section).

Zofran was also my friend and enemy (constipation).
post #64 of 630
I have never had issues with GD...but that might be due to the fact that I can't eat regularly/well.

Puked again this morning. My stomach has that horrible locked down tight feeling (not nausea per se). It just makes me annoyed and tired. I know I have to try to get some food in there and that will help my mood and may even convince my stomach to relax or something. Such a chore.

4 more weeks.
post #65 of 630
I just got a positive pregnancy test. I am so excited, but so scared. I hope the h. pylori treatment helps.

I couldn't get the follow up tests for it because it involves ingesting radioactive material, and you can't if you are pg or bf.

I'm mostly worried about getting my daughter to school.

Wish me luck.
post #66 of 630
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I just got a positive pregnancy test. I am so excited, but so scared. I hope the h. pylori treatment helps.

I couldn't get the follow up tests for it because it involves ingesting radioactive material, and you can't if you are pg or bf.

I'm mostly worried about getting my daughter to school.

Wish me luck.
Well, congratulations!!!! And
post #67 of 630
Have any of you HG ladies had a homebirth? Most of the HGers I've talked to have had highly medicalized births and/or c-sections.

Everyone thinks I'm crazy to do this after the pregnancy I've had, but my HG is pretty much under control (I'm throwing up from time to time, but gaining weight, baby is growing, eating regularly, only taking 25mg of Phenergan a day).
post #68 of 630
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Have any of you HG ladies had a homebirth? Most of the HGers I've talked to have had highly medicalized births and/or c-sections.

Everyone thinks I'm crazy to do this after the pregnancy I've had, but my HG is pretty much under control (I'm throwing up from time to time, but gaining weight, baby is growing, eating regularly, only taking 25mg of Phenergan a day).
I have had a hospital birth, a mw-assisted hb, and my youngest was born in November, unassisted.

All 3 were HG pregnancies.
post #69 of 630
I've had a home birth and home birth turned hospital transfer.
post #70 of 630
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.
post #71 of 630
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I just got a positive pregnancy test. I am so excited, but so scared. I hope the h. pylori treatment helps.

I couldn't get the follow up tests for it because it involves ingesting radioactive material, and you can't if you are pg or bf.

I'm mostly worried about getting my daughter to school.

Wish me luck.
Congratulations!!!!!! I really hope the h. pylori is the answer for you and the treatment worked. Here's to a HG free pregnancy!!!

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Have any of you HG ladies had a homebirth? Most of the HGers I've talked to have had highly medicalized births and/or c-sections.

Everyone thinks I'm crazy to do this after the pregnancy I've had, but my HG is pretty much under control (I'm throwing up from time to time, but gaining weight, baby is growing, eating regularly, only taking 25mg of Phenergan a day).
I've had an unplanned UC, hosptial birth (wanted homebirth insurance wouldn't pay) and a Planned UC.
post #72 of 630
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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.
I want more children I just never want to be pregnant again.
post #73 of 630
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Have any of you HG ladies had a homebirth? Most of the HGers I've talked to have had highly medicalized births and/or c-sections.

Everyone thinks I'm crazy to do this after the pregnancy I've had, but my HG is pretty much under control (I'm throwing up from time to time, but gaining weight, baby is growing, eating regularly, only taking 25mg of Phenergan a day).
First one was at a birth center, and the second at a hospital.

I'm glad the phenergan is working for you!
post #74 of 630
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I'm glad the phenergan is working for you!
It didn't at first. I was on a combo of Phenergan, Zofran, Reglan and Pepcid at the beginning of the pregnancy and home IV care. Slowly over the pregnancy I weaned myself off most the meds. Phenergan is the last nausea med that I haven't been able to go off completely. I take 25mg at night before bed (helps me sleep too)... if I forget the next day is horrible.

Also, good to know from so many of you that I'm not "crazy" for having a home birth.
post #75 of 630
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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.
Right there with you! I love kids, but I love being able to live and see them grow even more. YK?

We've got a vasectomy on our minds, also.
post #76 of 630
I'm a survivor, yay. I also have strong pregnancy amnesia, so I want a third, even though logically... I know there's no way I can put my family through it again. But I don't feel our family is complete yet, either.

FWIW I found out the hard way that I'm allergic to Phergen AND Reglan, and Zofran ODT did NOTHING for me. For some ODD reason, the intravenous Zofran did work, so after they hooked me up with a Zofran pump it did wonders. It sucked having to stick myself every day, but I was able to function (nominally) for the first tri. For my third tri with DD I was pretty much a fluffy, which adds to my pg amnesia. I think, "if I was that well off, maybe my next pg would be good too."
post #77 of 630
I'll also chime in on the fact that I had a birth center birth and a planned UC. They did try to scare me into all sorts of "you have abcd xyz wrong with you" in my last tri, everything from too much amniotic fluid to slow gestational growth to too FAST gestational growth, to yada. I went with my gut and UC'd the babe and she was healthy as a... healthy baby. :
post #78 of 630
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Right there with you! I love kids, but I love being able to live and see them grow even more. YK?

We've got a vasectomy on our minds, also.
Yeah, I feel like if I am pregnant one more time it will kill me. My mom begged me not to get pg after my second because she couldn't bear to see me suffer so much.
post #79 of 630
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Yeah, I feel like if I am pregnant one more time it will kill me. My mom begged me not to get pg after my second because she couldn't bear to see me suffer so much.
My parents had no idea I was as sick as I was until further in the pregnancy when I briefly mentioned being in the hospital. (We live several state apart.)

My mom still gets kind of horrified when we talk about it. And now, my sil, who lives w/ my parents, appears to be just as sick. I gave my bro a list of all the meds and what to tell the doc at her next appt so hopefully she'll get some help.

She's a former junkie, though, so I don't know if the doc will believe them or listen.
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