Before missing my period, I started vomiting severely, and this is what made me go and buy a pregnancy test since I had been through the same thing in my first pregnancy. By the time I reached 6 weeks, I was severely ill.
While the country, Oman, battled coronavirus, I was too scared to go to the ER, so I endured at home. But it escalated, and I started vomiting 20 times in a day and would throw up blood. Finally, I dragged myself to a private hospital and was told I needed to be admitted.
I went home and sold whatever stuff I could to be able to pay for my hospital bills. I was on Zofran until I reached 23 weeks, and by the time I reached 32 weeks in pregnancy, I wasn’t taking any medication and the vomiting came back severely. I ended up in the ER with ketones, and I remember the doctor asking, “who gets ketones being 32 weeks pregnant?”
My family wasn’t supportive, my husband didn’t understand, and medical professionals did not know how to care for me.
Finally, the first day of week 36, I was in the ER due to my amniotic fluid being too low. They had to deliver me via an emergency c section. I remember vomiting while the doctor operated on me.
I was blessed with a beautiful baby girl who was premature and IUGR because of my severe HG.
Now postpartum, I suffer with PMADs, PTSD, chronic anxiety, and new/worsening allergies. I don’t ever want to get pregnant ever again. I couldn’t drink water my entire pregnancy and still struggle with drinking water 8 months postpartum. I’m scared of vomiting and pregnancy.
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