Brave Mum Who Experienced Sick Up To 20 Times A Day During Pregnancy
Lynsey Hope Having suffered when carrying baby, she talk about her hard pregnant progress.
‘I was Mᴏʀɴɪɴɢ sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss 20 times a day, it was like ʜᴀᴠɪɴɢ ᴀ sᴛᴏᴍᴀᴄʜ ʙᴜɢ ᴛʜᴀᴛ went on for months’FINDING out you are pregnant is one of themostamazing moments in any woman’s life. The excitement and joy is equal to little else. But if like Kate you suffer from HG, this will quickly be overtaken as you spend your days with your head hanging in the toilet.
Just a few weeks into my pregnancy with my second child, I started throwing up. it is not uncommon to be sɪᴄᴋ or feel nauseous when expecting — but for me it could be 20 times a day. I looked green and do not remember anyone telling me I was “blooming. I had been pretty sɪᴄᴋ with my first child, Jacob, now aged three. But this felt different.
It was particularly ʙᴀᴅ in the evenings — and around 3am to 4am, so I was not getting much sleep. But by the time I was two months pregnant, I went to my midwife and told her I was sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴏᴘᴇ.”
I was still sɪᴄᴋ but the ᴛᴀʙʟᴇᴛs did help and I was able to hold down water and toast. I also found watery fruit like watermelon quite good. But I did not touch a vegetable for almost nine months — hardly the ideal pregnancy diet. Doctors recommended plenty of rest but, of course, it is hard when you have another child.
HG occurs in just 3.5 out of 1,000 pregnancies and I found most people had a poor understanding of how sᴇʀɪᴏᴜs it is. They expect you to throw up quickly in the morning then go on as usual with your day.
But it’s a very ᴇxᴛʀᴇᴍᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴀɴ ʟᴇᴀᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴇʜʏᴅʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, ᴡᴇɪɢʜᴛ ʟᴏss, ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ʙᴜɪʟᴅ-ᴜᴘ ᴏF ᴛᴏxɪɴs ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴏʀ ᴜʀɪɴᴇ ᴄᴀʟʟᴇᴅ ᴋᴇᴛᴏsɪs. Sʏᴍᴘᴛᴏᴍs ɪɴᴄʟᴜᴅᴇ sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇ ᴠᴏᴍɪᴛɪɴɢ, ʟᴏᴡ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴘʀᴇssᴜʀᴇ, ʟᴇᴛʜᴀʀɢʏ ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴇᴀᴅᴀᴄʜᴇs. Tʜᴇ ᴄᴀᴜsᴇ ɪs ᴜɴᴋɴᴏᴡɴ.
I tried a few ᴀʟᴛᴇʀɴᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴛʜᴇʀᴀᴘɪᴇs ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ᴀʀᴇ ʀᴜᴍᴏᴜʀᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ʜᴇʟᴘ, ɪɴᴄʟᴜᴅɪɴɢ ᴀᴄᴜᴘᴜɴᴄᴛᴜʀᴇ and eating ginger biscuits, but nothing worked for me
This sounds sʜᴏᴄᴋɪɴɢ but it does not surprise me that people can feel that way. It can be very isolating and I do not know how I would have coped without the support of my friends and family.
Now I have my beautiful baby Olive, I can look back and say she was totally worth it. She’s a gorgeous, happy baby and I feel blessed to have her — but I doubt very much that I will be having any more.