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Ok this may be a completely irrational fear. After my last pregnancy with HG I gained weight after the baby was born. I'm concerned that I'm going to deal with pregnancy weight and pp weight again too. Did any of you find it difficult to have an appropriate relationship with food/diet after dealing with HG?

I completely did! I had severe m/s the entire pregnancy, but i had HG for the first 3 months... i lost 30 lbs within those first three months. once i was finally able to eat agin about 13 weeks I started gaining. then by the time I was due I had agained back that 30 and gained another 65!! in ONE month (5th month) I had gaind 25 lbs!!! my body felt like it wasn't my own at all. I was NEVER overweight before then. I was quite thin actually. ever since I have had a problem with my weight. with my second it happened again. I lost 25, gained it back and then gained 45.

I'm praying it doesn't happen this time. I've had good sucess in combating my HG with liver supplements, and unisom. I haven't lost but maybe 2 lbs. I just felt terrible all of the time, but no super dehydration yet. I am 8.5 weeks and that is usually the worst of it for me. in the past I didn't hold ANYTHING down until atleast 13 weeks. not a drop of water even. it was sovery painful. Is till have that painful feeling, that achy all over feeling mixed with that stomach ache that never leaves and makes you dizzy. but like I said, so far it's a lot better. my biggest problem this time is constipation-ugh!!
post #82 of 630
I only gained weight after a pregnancy with my last baby, which was the worst in terms of hg. It got progressively worse each pregnancy. I am overweight to begin with and gained 30 lbs after having dd #3. I didn't get it off until almost 3 years later. I'm now at my normal weight, and working on taking off some more.

I got to witness my best friend giving birth on Monday. : The emotions surrounding that have really overwhelmed me. I thought I was at peace with not being able to have another baby but when she put the baby to her breast it took all I had not to lose it. I did have to leave rather abruptly because I started bawling and couldn't contain it anymore. I am processing all these emotions that I have been denying myself since dh got the vas done. I went to visit her at home yesterday and it went much better.
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I only gained weight after a pregnancy with my last baby, which was the worst in terms of hg. It got progressively worse each pregnancy. I am overweight to begin with and gained 30 lbs after having dd #3. I didn't get it off until almost 3 years later. I'm now at my normal weight, and working on taking off some more.

I got to witness my best friend giving birth on Monday. : The emotions surrounding that have really overwhelmed me. I thought I was at peace with not being able to have another baby but when she put the baby to her breast it took all I had not to lose it. I did have to leave rather abruptly because I started bawling and couldn't contain it anymore. I am processing all these emotions that I have been denying myself since dh got the vas done. I went to visit her at home yesterday and it went much better.
Wow. What an outstanding experience!! I witnessed another HG friend's birth in July and it was amazing.

I didn't get the feeling of "Oh, I need to have more!" though. Thankfully.

I have been mentioning vasectomy to dh. I think, honestly, that it should be ME to undergo surgery because *I* am the one who can not have more babies (and what if I die and dh remarries and his new wife wants kids?), but I also can't mess w/ my hormones. They're already screwy.
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I got really bad hives yesterday and had to take a bunch of antihistamines. I know that since they make you sleepy you shouldn't take other drugs that make you sleepy. So I decided to skip my nightly Phenergan dose and I've been fine all day. Figures at 40+2 I finally am able to ween.
post #86 of 630
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I got really bad hives yesterday and had to take a bunch of antihistamines. I know that since they make you sleepy you shouldn't take other drugs that make you sleepy. So I decided to skip my nightly Phenergan dose and I've been fine all day. Figures at 40+2 I finally am able to ween.
Bah! It figures!

I found that benadryl worked sometimes, too.
post #87 of 630
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How's everyone feeling?
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I'm 41+1 today. Puked last night. Sooo ready to be done!
post #89 of 630
I am almost 7 weeks now. I haven't thrown up. I have some low grade nausea. By this time in my previous pregnancies, I was throwing up 12+ times a day. I am torn between being happy that the h. pylori treatment seems to have worked and being horribly anxious and afraid that it is going to hit any day.
post #90 of 630
I'm 19wks and off my meds!! Unfortunately I had a case of actual food poisoning this weekend, but I'm feeling much better now. I'm so grateful that full fledged HG no longer applies to me
post #91 of 630
I am so sick. I haven't thrown up, but I spent the morning dry heaving. I am feeling mildly better, but my stomach won't let me eat.
post #92 of 630
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I'm 41+1 today. Puked last night. Sooo ready to be done!
UGH.

I was sick right up to birth, 43w 1d. Sucked.

Lissa, I am SO GLAD that h. pylori treatment seems to be working! Although it sucks that you're dry heaving today.

MomtoXane: Well, at least w/ actual food poisoning there is an end in sight! Glad you got over it. Ick.
post #93 of 630
Lissa, how's it been the last couple of days? I hope you haven't been too sick.
post #94 of 630
Bah. I have been so nauseous for the past 3 days now. Tough I am not throwing up and I am able toe at and drink some things, but I am really miserable.
post #95 of 630
Lissa, I'm sorry. My last pregnancy I didn't actually vomit much but I had constant debilitating nausea and HAD to eat every two hours or it was worse. It sucked.
I hope it's short lived for you!!
post #96 of 630
I have to agree that sometimes the overwhelming nausea feels worse than actual vomiting.

I'm craving SOOO much sugar lately! I'm trying really hard to eat healthy and I haven't had any GD symptoms. I would hate to gain 40lbs now that I'm actually keeping food down, lol.
post #97 of 630
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Agreed -- the constant nausea is worse than vomiting.
post #98 of 630
My baby is here! Born 9/24. I threw up the Saturday before and twice during labor, but it was all worth it. She is just the most precious thing ever.

Birth story here: lisaispreggers.blogspot.com

Actually, even despite the throwing up in labor, my home birth experience was so awesome that I would seriously consider doing this again. I think I might be crazy. When I was on the HER forums and saw some of the women on there with several kids that were all HG babies I could not imagine going through that more than once. But now...

I don't know. It would definitely take some serious planning and consideration, but if I could get past the major puking/dehydration/etc. stuff in the beginning I think it would work.
post #99 of 630
That is awesome. Congrats!!!

I'm on my 3rd pregnancy and I had two hg pregnancies.

I don't think this pregnancy counts as hg, but it still sucks.

I ate my first full meal today including pumpkin pie for dessert in 10 days.
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Well congratulations!!!! :::::
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