Pregnancy sickness. For some people it’s a mild nausea. For others it’s only an issue in the mornings. For others, it’s much more serious, and can sometimes be something called Hyperemesis Gravidarum – aka HG.
In this blog post, we will be sharing some tips for dealing with pregnancy sickness, courtesy of our friends at The Positive Birth Company. They have just released their new online course, The Pregnancy Pack, which contains a full workshop on pregnancy sickness.
If you think that the symptoms you are experiencing are far worse than what you were expecting, and they are impacting your ability to eat or drink or live your normal life, then that’s when you should seek help. Reach out to your GP or Midwife and remember, seeking help is a courageous act.
If you’re struggling with being heard, or believed by your health care professional, consider taking an advocate with you to your appointments. This could be your partner, a friend or family member. Just someone who is able to speak up for you and explain what is happening.
This condition can be a very lonely and isolating one, and can go on for a long period of time. Please know that there is support out there for you, from people who understand and have (or are currently) experienced the same things you are.
If you’d like some more tips for navigating pregnancy sickness and HG, check out The Pregnancy Pack: