Today is International Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Awareness Day, an event which will always hold a very special place in my heart. I may not write much about Hyperemesis any more, but it is something I will never forget. Over the past 3 years I have seen awareness of the condition grow, leading to greater support and better care for families affected by it, in a way that I could never have imagined when suffering from Hyperemesis myself in 2011. And that’s all because individual voices have come together to enact greater change than any single voice could. Read more
I can barely believe it… 3 years after the end of my own HG pregnancy, and after many, many hours spent pouring over research, talking to other sufferers and survivors, and then writing and editing until my eyes felt like they would pop out of my head, the book is finally here! Read more
I’m currently sitting on a train, heading back home to my one and only beautiful HG Survivor and reflecting on how my experience during pregnancy has completely changed the direction my life has taken. Read more
After the flurry of the past couple of weeks (both with hospital appointments and work) I find myself sitting here on the morning of 15th May, a date I have been working towards all year, realising I have not even thought about what I would write today. And that surprises me, because for all the work I do in the HG World and all the times I think about it, I somehow seem to have been avoiding writing a post like this. What does HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) mean to me? Read more
Well, the title says it all I guess… today (May 15th) is International HG Awareness Day, and it has hit me in a way I really didn’t expect it to. Read more
I’m pretty sure that most people have heard the news about the Duchess of Cambridge being admitted to hospital for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). I’m also just as sure that many are thinking “oh just get over it!” because that is the reality of HG, hardly anyone knows what it is or understands how truly awful it is. And unfortunately, with the media using terms such as “acute morning sickness” and relying on the limited knowledge of doctors who have no specialist experience in this area (no disrespect to them, it’s just it is a very specific area), this isn’t going to change very fast. Read more
I just wanted to let you all know that I have now updated the page on Hyperemesis Gravidaum here on the blog.
I have been struggling a lot with this over the past few days and have plenty I’d like to write about, but also have very limited time to blog right now because I want to spend as much time with Little Man as possible. Read more
Hello, I’m 4 weeks old and I’m gorgeous!
I can’t believe it has been 4 weeks since we met Little Man and already our life as a family of three feels so right that we cannot imagine it being any other way. Read more