How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

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Re : How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 18, 2003 05:52 pm

My story doesn't quite make sense. I had hyperemesis in my first pregnancy. I vomited at least 8 times a day from even before I knew I was pregnant up until the day I delivered my twins. I was miserable but I did not have any blood pressure issues.

I have only vomited 2 times during this pregnancy but I have PIH.

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Re : How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

Postby cathyw » Fri Jul 18, 2003 05:16 pm

I vomited 3-4 times/day from weeks 10 to 20. The wierd part is that I did not really feel that nauseated. Any strong odor caused me to throw up so restaurants, movies, the lunch room at work were all off limits to me. Even if a co-worker walked by me with coffee, the vomiting would start. Everyone at work quickly learned to stay away from me..LOL. I did not gain any weight in the pregnancy until week 20....Ugh, just thinking about that time makes me sick.

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Re : How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

Postby laura » Fri Jul 18, 2003 02:29 pm

twilight- I know what you're talking about.. my hyperemesis just suddenly sort of lifted with this last one around 25 (though I would retch and gag all the way to the end) so that week, we ate at every restaurant I had wanted to eat at in the previous five months- we about had to take out a loan for groceries the next week- I ate steak, prime rib, lobster, king crab legs, bbq salmon, pizza, pancakes- you name it- all in about five days. My husband thought it was sooo funny- he was like "slow down, I PROMOSE I won't let anyone take it away from you!"
( I must be hungry- I lingered over that food description far too long[:0])

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Re : How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

Postby twlightdreams » Fri Jul 18, 2003 02:21 pm

I had hyperemisis (started being sick 9 days past ovulation), until the week I delivered my girls at 28 weeks. Once I got the hickman feeding tube put in and got on TPN at home, at 17 weeks, I did begin to improve, but still threw up countless times a day until after I delivered. It was only 2 weeks time between getting the hickman put in, and the beginnings of PE starting. I literally did not eat from December-June, and that is no joke. And after I went home from delivering, I really ate like I hadnt eaten in 6 months [:0]

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Re : How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

Postby deerhart » Fri Jul 18, 2003 01:40 pm

On the other hand, while I had very little sickness, I should note that I lost 20+ lbs in the first 5 montsh with my first pregnancy and about 17lbs in the 1st 5 months in my second pregnancy. I didn't gain hardly any of the weight back until I started having BP problems in both as well.

So the only thing I would have in common is the weight loss.

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Re : How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

Postby catherine » Fri Jul 18, 2003 12:37 am

I'm with Erin, my mother puked her guts up with me on a regular basis, the thinnest she's every been was the morning she gave birth to me.. full term, almost 6 lbs. I have only ever felt nauseated with my pregnancies and only rarely threw up. Maybe I split it with mom, she did the hyperemesis and I did the pre-eclampsia. My sister sails through pregnancies, full term, and deliveries (2-3 hours of labor and a couple of pushes, no epidural) and she's the sickliest one of the lot of us!! No justice.

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Re : How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

Postby shimmer » Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:54 am

I was borderline Hypermesis... my Old OB refused to say I was. I threw up daily (multiple times) and could barely keep water down most days... until 19wks. I went into Ketosis a couple of times due to being unable to keep food down, and lost 10+ lbs in the first Trimester.

I even missed Valentine's Day dinner out because I could not stop puking even with the meds.

But I also do not have Pre-E so far, just PIH.

Laurelin EDD 10/5/03
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Large Fibroid Tumor 17wks.
PIH since 21wks.
Placenta Previa found at 23wks.
Headaches starting at 25wks.
23-27wks Laure's Right Kidney is Dialated (monitoring with U/S for progress).
As of 27wks Baby is Breech...

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Re : How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

Postby deerhart » Fri Jul 18, 2003 10:16 am

Nope, I had very little morning sickness, but I can't handle vitamins.

On the other hand, my mother spent a vast majority of her pregnancy with me sick.


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Re : How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

Postby rachel » Fri Jul 18, 2003 07:32 am

Count me in! I was sick all 7 months. Even threw up the week she was born. The severity lessened somewhat the last couple of months, but, it was awful. I remember thinking that had to be the worst part of pregnancy. At least there is a definite "end" to labor. The m/s just went on & on!


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Re : How Many Hyperemesis Moms?

Postby angelical » Fri Jul 18, 2003 06:26 am

Count me in! Hypermesis from Christmas til April. Preeclampsia/HELLP became critical at the end of April. Delivered May 2.

"We spend months feeling like we are gonna die...then we almost do." [xx(]

(Laura, the hypermesis is a BIG reason I don't ever want to be pregnant again. I don't think I could be that sick, work fulltime, AND take care of Aaron. ugh)


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