Many times during or in the aftermath you will start to have issues if you can’t rinse your teeth and mouth.
You need to protect the enamel on your teeth . Do not brush right after vomiting , otherwise you will be brushing the acid into your teeth ! If any of you have questions please comment or email me , I’m here to help you understand pregnancy with Hyperemesis Gravidarum . When you have Hyperemesis Gravidarum everything that happens in pregnancy is thrown out the window .
This part I will have some in my book Part on PTSD for my book 📖 that I’m working on! I am reminded of Hyperemesis Gravidarum everyday even though I’m trying to move forward and forget ! My once beautiful teeth are now falling out and crumbling in my mouth , In such a short time they spread like a wildfire and hope I can get these teeth out before I get blood poisoning from these rotten teeth .
My teeth have been rotting at an alarming rate due to all the vomiting from my nine months of hell . HG is evil it can destroy so many things including your physically, mentally and emotionally health . It can destroy your credit and finances . Hyperemesis Gravidarum can rob you of your life , your marriage , your relationships with family and even friends . It will strip you whole and destroy you if you let it !
Hyperemesis Gravidarum can take you to such a deep dark place questioning your sanity. HG is isolating and not having a support system to be their for you can be a down fall . If I knew what I do now on Hyperemesis Gravidarum i think I may have been able to save my teeth . It shattered my world , I am still reminded because I have to take my dentures out and clean them and glue them in . You can’t get like you can with normal teeth .
PTSD is very real and even 7 years later I am scarred because of Hyperemesis Gravidarum. I always wanted a family and have 3 children of my own . Hyperemesis Gravidarum destroy everything from my dreams to have a big family .
After my daughter was born , I thought as all the doctors and nurses and noisy so called friends once you have your baby you will be normal again . I hung on to this hope I would be well again . Deep down I felt like the Holy Spirit told me . This is the hardest time in your life , you will make it I have a plan for you. I didn’t know what this meant, but I trusted god .
After my daughter birth I was still having ongoing Nausea & Vomiting from CVS – Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome has been hard !
No one ever talks about the aftermath of Hyperemesis Gravidarum . Almost like it’s a dark secret that no one should know or talk about it . As my teeth each day became worse and worse
Hurting if I tried to eat or drink anything it hurt my teeth because all of the enamel on My teeth was gone . When this happens your teeth become weak soft and mushy. I honestly never knew this is how bad it can be . I do not know who I see in the mirror anymore as HG robbed me of my health. My skin which was soft and angelic is now dry and rough as sandpaper. My face I have aged faster then I should of as all 39 weeks I was sicker then I ever thought possible . By the grace of god we made it .
Many moms just go through the emotions and after they have their baby , they are overwhelmed with guilt, sadness, and shock. No one ever talks about the aftermath like it’s a deep dirty secret .
I knew I needed too , I did not think it would be so hard . I had so many moms that had HG tell me HG doesn’t stay your making this crap up . I was made fun of and blasted many times for speaking up about how bad Hyperemesis Gravidarum can get and how it will affect you in the aftermath.
I thought to myself how can they women say this to me ? It’s so hard to move on when I look in the mirror and don’t even recognize my own reflection anymore. All my teeth the enamel on all of them are rotten teeth and gone ! My teeth are rotting and they have broken while eating or drinking or for no apparent reason . My teeth tare soft and gross and I didn’t even known this could happen due to pregnancy ! I wish more people knew of Hyperemesis Gravidarum because if I knew how to fight for good care sooner maybe my teeth wouldn’t be rotten I am scarred for life.
Having children are suppose to be a beautiful happy time not a time of regret and what did I just go through and survive ? When you’re that sick from Hyperemesis Gravidarum your in survival mode just trying to make it but once your baby is born everything replays over and over in your head and you’re left to deal with the aftermath of Hyperemesis Gravidarum and what it did to you !
Know one prepares you to handle the aftermath of Hyperemesis Gravidarum after baby is here everyone just says once baby here it will go away, you will be fine ! I wasn’t fine , I was still sick and felt alone . My mom and husband believed me and supported my struggles . The medical community was another story .
I have been left to pick up the pieces and try to make sense of what happen to me and why ! People don’t see Hyperemesis Gravidarum as a disease but it is , it is not a normal part of pregnancy by any means . I was pregnant and starving I was vomiting blood as if it was normal I popped blood vessel in my eyes and my eyes would bleed , I popped them in my cheeks in my throat ripped holes in stomach and I couldn’t hold down fluids or food even though I kept trying in hope it would stay down !
Pregnancy has robbed me of everything because I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum .
A condition that could’ve kill me and my child ! I went into early labor many times with the fear of being told don’t get attached to my child ! How can you tell a mother this when you feel your child kick, punch and move? I was already at that time struggling to feel connected to my baby. When I was told this it really screws me up mentally . The only thing I had to hold on too was when I hear the heartbeat and seen my baby on ultrasound ! I was at the hospital weekly with contractions that got down to 1-2 mins apart due to severe dehydration I was in fight or flight mode 24/7.
Whoever said you can not have PTSD after Hyperemesis Gravidarum has never had Hyperemesis Gravidarum !
July I am suppose to go to Loma Linda to see if I qualify for their dental program , I need all my teeth pull out under General Anesthesia for them to rip my teeth out and get dentures ! But my insurance doesn’t cover the visit or them doing my dentures! I been at a lost as to what to do ! I am in my 30’s I refuse to walk around with rotten teeth or no teeth .
I don’t think I will make it just to see if I qualify . I just want a beautiful smile to be able to smile and feel beautiful again instead of trying to hide my rotten teeth 😏with my hand in front of my face .
Because of HG I was vomiting over 100 x a time to the point of blood no amount of oral and IV medications or IV fluids made it better I was still vomiting non stop even with high doses of Zofran I was still vomiting non stop the doctors were clueless and getting angry at me as if it was my fault I was allergic to pregnancy and even with IV fluids at home on home health I was vomiting so bad and the pain was so bad I ended up at the hospital all the time ! The hospital staff treated me like crap and thought I was making myself sick because I didn’t want my baby ! My OBGYN believe me she was very caring and supporting. From my first visit talking about family planning and if my body was recovered from my car accident. We talked about a few medications I could try to force my periods to return . I had PCOS and it has been 8 years since I had a period . We talk about it , and we adjusted my medications and would follow up with her in a month .
My OBGYN really cared and did listen to my concerns . She never had a Hyperemesis Gravidarum mom as sick as me so she just wasn’t sure what to do, but did her best when I ask for treatment to help me ! I have had such a hard time forgetting what I went through and how my life was before I got pregnant ! I was at my healthiest and than I met my husband and got pregnant when I was told I could never bear children so pregnancy should of been a happy time not the worst time of my life ! After having my daughter I couldn’t sleep I was and still have flashbacks of what Hyperemesis Gravidarum did to me and my body ! I use to model my smile is what got me jobs and that has been stolen from me ! My health is at it worst that has been stolen from me because of the HG monster !
Trying to care for my daughter , be there for my family and try to put my life back together wasn’t as easy as it sounded. ! Every time I get nauseated and start to get sick I go into panic mode because I have flashbacks of lying on the floor to weak to speak only vomit and so delusional I didn’t even know who my husband was when I was this sick . I felt robbed I wanted to be healthy again like I was before getting pregnant. If I was I could handle being a mommy and a wife . Hyperemesis Gravidarum took So much from me. It has stolen my life and every aspect of it . Doctors are clueless when it comes Hyperemesis Gravidarum and dealing with it during and especially the aftermath of it ! It’s so upsetting that HG is not taken seriously and Doctor will dismiss anything blame on Hyperemesis Gravidarum in the aftermath . It’s like a dirty little secret no one wants to talk about !
They don’t want to admit too this sadly .
My teeth are not going to make it until July I’m going to have to go see a dentist and see if I can finance my teeth removel and dentures ! Old people where dentures not 35 year olds ! PTSD after Hyperemesis Gravidarum is real ! Everyday I’m reminded of vomiting until my eyes were bleeding , begging God to end my life because the vomiting wouldn’t stop the pain in my stomach and my body was unbearable I couldn’t take it ! You can’t understand Hyperemesis Gravidarum in less you have gone through it ! Morning sickness is a walk in the park compared to Hyperemesis Gravidarum ! More awareness needs to be brought out about this ! I started HGBDATA to help other moms like me so they are not alone . In 2011 I founder Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath ( HGBDATA)
I’m thankful to be a volunteer for the HER FOUNDATION.
Fast forward to April 2015 , I had to have all my teeth removed on top but 6 on bottom that I was told if I had them all root canal and crown I would be okay . I believe and trusted them but those teeth not even 3 months later started rotting .
Not having my real teeth has been heartbreaking I am mourning the loss of my teeth my smile that put the sparkle in my eye ! These dentures don’t fit me right I’m having to go back and forth with the dentist and it a nightmare I will never forget what Hyperemesis Gravidarum has done to me and my body and mind . I’m so happy I have my little girl but PTSD is very real after Hyperemesis Gravidarum ! Even my daughter has health issues due to the lack of nutrition while pregnant! Hyperemesis Gravidarum will always be a part of me and my life with saving mothers and their babies . I am still writing my book and pray it will reach out to HG moms worldwide! I hope by sharing my experience and horror and things to help moms , along with other stories and a FAQ it will help moms that are to scared to speak up to fight for there care .
Hyperemesis gravidarum is supposedly only to effect 1-2% of women but I truly feel that number is way higher ! Since 2010 when I got pregnant with Hyperemesis Gravidarum there were not any Hyperemesis Gravidarum FB groups or any support! I reach out to a few people and places with no response except for beyond morning sickness and the sweet guy Lyle that was helping out Ashli the author of HG book called “ Beyond Morning Sickness “ Lyle went to great lengths to find me and I forever grateful! to him wanting to help me and the first person that knew my Sickness is real ! The book Ashl Wrote help me during some of my darkest days and I so thankful to them for sending me a free copy of the book and my hope with my Hyperemesis gravidarum book I can do the same !
I am hoping to give some of the proceeds
of my book to Lyle at Beyond Morning Sickness for all he does for HG moms . Also the HER Foundation to give back for all they do for mothers and being close to the Co-Founder ! There website has massive amounts of awesome information but as a mother being that sick it can be overwhelming and moms need an advocate to read and learn for them ! I was to sick to understand the website I didn’t really understand my suffering at the time as I was dying a slow death I didn’t think I would survive ! If my husband did not take me to another hospital out of the Kaiser network my daughter and I would be dead ! Fight for your care , learn and educate yourself , remember knowledge is power and power is the key 🔑 too advocating for yourself and for your baby
Hyperemesis Gravidarum affects many more moms than people realize that PTSD after an HG pregnancy is real and people need to learn this is real . You can die from HG , really … YOU CAN DIE ……YOUR BABY CAN DIE …… to the many people that tell moms to get over it already , please educate yourself on Hyperemesis Gravidarum because Morning Sickness you will not die from , HG you can !
With Hyperemesis Gravidarum mothers can suffer badly in the aftermath not just PTSD but PPD and PPA and psychosis! If you need help please reach out to me I want to help you !
Your not alone , what your going threw is real ! If you have Facebook please find me or search for my support group , in searching groups put Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath.
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If you want to share your story or if you like to get more involved with what we do at HGBDATA Getting the word out there on Hyperemesis Gravidarum is so important and thanks to Her foundation for letting me be a volunteer and for all you do…..
Starr Andrews Strong
Founder of Hyperemesis
Gravidarum Before During
❤️And The Aftermath💙
The picture of me too left was before HG . Bottom left is before I got them pulled!