Sickness during pregnancy

We all remember that moment we peed on a stick and it came back positive. For some of us it might have taken months even years to get there and for others it may have happened quicker than we expected. Either way, you get that feeling of absolute delight and wanting to shout it from the roof tops when you get that positive result. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I was pregnant with Jorja, I started to feel nausea creep up around 6 weeks!!! It was absolutely hideous. Did you know, approximately 70% of women suffer from nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP), but only 1% to 1.5% of women suffer the more debilitating condition; Hyperemesis Gravidarum. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an HG pregnancy; nausea and vomiting become so severe that the woman struggles to eat and drink anything at all. This can cause weight loss and dehydration resulting in her body becoming depleted of nutrients. HG can make everyday life feel impossible and requires medical, practical, and emotional support.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luckily for me, it all subsided around week 16 and from that point onwards I was able to enjoy being pregnant and gaining all those lovely extra pounds! And I’m not being sarcastic, it’s one of the things I loved about being pregnant the most. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With Jazmine I had maybe two occasions where I was actually sick but other than that much better than my first pregnancy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sickness during pregnancy is hard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you or someone you know is suffering from HG or NVP, speak to your GP about getting the treatment or checkout @pregnancysicknesssupport website for further help and support: https://www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/get-help/



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