Mindset

Tip #3: Try to Develop a Positive Mindset This is not a post about being positive despite your illness. When you have hyperemesis gravidarum (hg), there is nothing anyone can say to actually make the constant nausea, vomiting and exhaustion go away. People who suggest that you should be grateful because: HG goes away (at least you don’t have cancer)…

Rest is Best

Tip #2: Take Time to Rest As women, we are often juggling myriad tasks: changing the baby, cleaning the bath tub, answering the phone, folding the laundry… it never ends. And yet to be been better at these tasks, we need to take time for ourselves. Taking care of ourselves is one of the hardest things…

Ask for Help

We often feel that we can, and should, do it all. We’re on the run from morning until evening– getting everyone ready for the day, working eight hours, and then completing chores and housework until collapsing into bed. If you’re suffering through a hyperemesis gravidarum pregnancy, however, just getting out of bed and walking to…

Become a Self Advocate

It’s not easy sticking up for yourself when you’re sick. When you have Hyperemesis Gravidarum, all you want to do is sleep away your life because sleep is often the only state that provides relief. Weighed down by endless visits to the emergency room for intravenous hydration, visits to their obstetrician, and the try-it-and-see approach to finding…