When Morning Sickness Doesn't Stop

You wake up. You are 8 weeks pregnant and everyone tells you that this is the best time of your pregnancy. You know you will feel baby kick in the next few weeks but so far the only indication besides your test that you are pregnant is the constant feeling you might puke. Or the constant puking.

Ugh.

15 people tell you to buy stock in ginger ale and crackers. You try not to gag at the thought.

You can't keep fluids down for 24 hours and haven't had a full meal in days.

Momma....get some help! And get it fast! I've been there. At first you just think this is normal pregnancy nausea, but for some it isn't. Hyper-emesis Gravidarum is a very serious condition that can weaken you terribly and rob your body of nutrients both you and your baby need!

Call your care provider and ask for IV fluids and medication to help with nausea. There are great ones on the market and some of them melt on your tongue so you don't even have to swallow.

I'm here for you if you have any questions about how to manage long lasting nausea and vomiting. It is difficult but it is bearable. 

If you are diagnosed with Hyperemesis there is a wonderful group of support and research at the Hyperemesis Reasearch and Education Foundation! They have suggested treatment options to discuss with your doctors and help you stay informed and on the front line of the research for this condition. There are options for you out there!

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