I had my third baby (and first UC) in 2009 and I haven't been around here too much sense he was about six months old. I just found out two days ago I'm pregnant again, so I'm back to the forums! I used to be know here as "HennyPenny" but I've made a lot of changes in my personal life so I figured it would be nice to have a fresh username to go along with it! :)
I don't know if I'm going to UC this time or not because honestly I haven't thought much about it yet. I'm still in shock about being pregnant. It was VERY unexpected!
I adored my UC last time, but this time around I'm hoping for some midwifery care during my pregnancy so I don't have to handle my HG alone again. That was really hard because there were times I was too sick to think for myself and I think it was a bit dangerous. I was really scared and didn't know who to go to for help aside from a sterile cold hospital with stranger OBs I never met before. I didn't like that idea at all. As far as having the baby? Well I LOVED being alone with only my husband around if I needed him. I don't think I want anyone else there. Maybe my best friend. Maybe. However, I wouldn't mind having a midwife to come by and check in us afterwards, I didn't like how isolated I felt in that respect. I had a big tear that should have been sutured but I didn't realize it in time b/c I couldn't see it properly... but I guess I got time to think about that.
Anyhow, mostly I just wanted to say hello again to any of my old UC friends--and howdy to those of you I haven't met yet! :)
You don't sound like an idiot at all! I probably wouldn't know if I hadn't gone through it myself...
hope that helps :)
Zipporah, have you tried homeopathy for the HG? I bet you'd find it extremely helpful, especially if you got a full consult done and he/she gave you your constitutional remedy, it could/should stop the HG and prevent it in any future pregnancies as well.
When in 2009 did you have yours? I seem to remember you from when I UC'd my daughter in late 2008.
I'm back due to another baby as well! Congrats!