Hyperemesis Gravidarum Before During And The Aftermath The Untold Side Of Pregnancy You Haven't Seen…..

The dark side of pregnancy you haven't seen…..


May 2016

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Video To Raise Awareness , please share !!!!! 

Here my video of Hyperemesis Gravidarum and how it’s not morning sickness hope you like it I worked really hard on it

Starr Andrews Strong HGACTIVIST 😘💃❤️




HG Reality During Pregnancy , I Was Robbed of A Normal Pregnancy!!!

#HGReality a #HyperemesisGravidarum mother is robbed of a wonderful happy pregnancy that mothers without Hyperemesis Gravidarum get . An #HGMom can not function nor has quality of life and their whole life is alter vs mothers with a normal pregnancy and many moms are bed ridden , isolated depressed so sick and unable to hold down any solids foods or fluids even water with the lack of understanding they feel alone . Fighting for care is number one but hard to do when your fighting to survive everyday.
For an HG mom #PICCLINES #ZOFRAN #IVFluids #SalineFlushes #SalineBags are a HG moms life line . This is the life of an #HGMom ! Many #HyperemesisGravidarumMothers do not get good medical care and don’t have the option of home Heath care . #HGMoms on home health care are still very sick and are in a daily battle of survival for themselves and their babies . Hyperemesis Gravidarum is not just morning sickness and society needs to break this stereotype that Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is . Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a life threatening severe form of intense debilitating nausea and vomiting that puts mother and child at risk . Hyperemesis Gravidarum causes life threatening dehydration and malnourishment in the mother that can be severely dangerous without fast medical intervention and treatment . Without proper care babies die , mothers can die if they are unable to hold down any fluids or food. Everyday a #HGMom loses her baby due to HG. Mothers are left to pick up the pieces alone , they are fragile, broken and misunderstood. If you are a #HGmom fight for #HomeHealthCare and IV fluids and medicine at home ! There needs to be a Standard protocol for all Hyperemesis Gravidarum mothers out there so every mother has a fighting chance !

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is not morning sickness and HG Robs moms of a normal pregnancy !




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HG Reality , Pregnancy Suppose To Be A Happy Time Not A Time To Fight For Your Life……

#HGReality pregnancy is suppose to be a happy time not a time to fight for your life ! Pregnancy suppose to be where you glow and everyone tells you how wonderful you look! Most of all pregnancy suppose to be a time you eat for two and have silly craving you make someone go drive to the only town open or city that has the food you want ! Pregnancy not suppose to be a time you wish you were dead or a time you want to eat but your pregnant and starving and can’t hold down food or liquids . Pregnancy not suppose to be a time you are vomiting so much that you can’t hold down even water and your vomiting blood on a daily basis . Pregnancy not suppose to be a time you lose weight and have to have an IV PICC line to give you IV fluids 24/7 and Zofran to help ease nausea and vomiting ! Pregnancy not suppose to be a time when your bucket the floor and the toilet are your best friend , nor a time you isolate yourself because the lack of understanding from your own family and friends . Pregnancy for me and other Hyperemesis Gravidarum mothers is a nightmare of torture pain and sickness . Pregnancy for me was a time I cried when I heard how happy others were while I was slowing dying and wanted to end my life because it seemed the easy way out! Hyperemesis Gravidarum is not morning sickness it is a severe form of extreme intense and debilitating nausea and vomiting that causes severe dehydration and malnourishment in the mother and many babies do not make it to a live birth . Everyday I see a mother lose their baby to #HyperemesisGravidarum it’s so important to know there are long term effects to #HyperemesisGravidarum for the mother and baby as well! Mothers do not get care for the aftermath of HG that is desperately needed so the mothers are left to pick up the pieces alone with no understanding from family , friends or the medical community!  Doctors need to learn more about Hyperemesis Gravidarum because it can turn deadly for some mothers . When I was pregnant from the extreme prolonged vomiting I ended up with a B1 thiamine deficiency this is dangerous during Hyperemesis Gravidarum because mothers can get (WE) Wernicke’s Encephalopathy  and left untreated can cause death!  This is typically identified by the symptom triad of ataxia which is a medical term for weakness , confusion , dizziness, blacking out and oculomotor abnormalities ( eye abnormalities)  However, 10-47% of patients lack these signs, especially with non-alcoholic (WE) like in  HG patients.

Persistent or prolonged vomiting, confusion, and unintentional weight loss are red flags indicating a high risk of WE. Additional WE signs … include weakness, dysarthria, confabulation, akinetic mutism, aphasia, cardiac failure, seizures, abdominal pain and nausea. Mental status changes are nearly universal and exhibited as dizziness, drowsiness, apathy, and cognitive impairment drunken stupor. Gait abnormalities range from weakness to inability to stand. When you are constantly dehydrated and malnourishment sets in it gets dangerous.

 I was in a drunken stupid and the nurses and doctors thought I was drunk or high and even tested me , they label me as a drug seeker because I was in so much pain from pre-existing medical conditions from my back and spinal injury and chronic pain . Vomiting at times 72-98+ hours every ounce of your body hurts all the way to your bones . I would be begging for Zofran and a GI cocktail to help the burning pain from vomiting battery acid and blood . So once my blood work would come back  and it was negative they were shock and  pissed off and angry so they sent me home vomiting confused and out of it . Luckily my husband knew something was wrong and took me to another hospital that saved me I was on the verge of death . They did an MRI and saw lesion on my brain and with testing all my vitamins they found out I was serverly depleted on B1 thiamine.  

Signs of WE are : Vision and mental status changes, gait abnormalities, weakness, dysarthria, confabulation, and coma and death can happen if not treated .
Unfortunately, Wernicke’s Encephalopathy (WE) is too common in hyperemesis gravidarum due to malnutrition, yet is very often goes unrecognized until significant and potentially permanent morbidity occurs. It can be fatal in up to 20% of cases, and may even cause spontaneous abortion (miscarriage). What is WE and what causes it ? 

Wernicke Encephalopathy ( WE)  It is caused by vitamin deficiencies, most notably thiamin (B1) deficiency, and precipitated by administration of glucose-containing fluids before deficiences are corrected. Lab values of hormones, other electrolytes, and nutrients can vary as is shown in the research. Lab results should not be used solely to determine a diagnosis. Further, it should not be assumed that women on TPN are safe and will not have Wernicke’s Encephalopathy. TPN often does not include a complete vitamin profile and these women are still at risk. Even MVI infusion only has 6 mg of thiamine and it is recommended much higher doses be given to HG mothers. It is highly recommended that women receive 100 mg of thiamine in their IV fluids or preferably, B complex daily.

Women may present with the classic symptoms, visual disturbances, confusion and muscular weakness , seziures , coma ,  dizziness, blacking in and out of Consciousness , it’s scary but death can occur if not treated . 

Early intervention with thiamine replacement is typically all that is needed to prevent this complication. Wernicke’s Encephalopathy (WE) can develop after just a few weeks of vomiting. Women vomiting more than one week should be routinely given thiamine replacement, along with a parenteral multivitamin, prior to IV fluids with glucose  Wernicke Encephalopathy if not treated can kill mother and child this is a treatable and reversible medical condition if caught and treated can be corrected .  I talk about it because many mothers do not know of this danger during pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum . Pregnancy suppose to be a happy time not a time fighting for your life ! I was robbed of a normal pregnancy as many Hyperemesis Gravidarum mothers are . 

Learn as much as you can about Hyperemesis Gravidarum remember knowledge is power

When it comes to fighting for your medical care for you and your baby . Learn about Hyperemesis Gravidarum ,  educate on Hyperemesis Gravidarum  and be #HGAWARE

❤️ Sister Starr Andrews-Strong HGactivist❤️

#HGMoms can suffer in the aftermath from PTSD , Anxiety, chronic pain , Gastroparesis, CVS, and so much more ! 
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#HGFacts #HGAware #HGKills

HG Reality Quote HG Is Isolating And Strips You Whole…..

#HGReality the truth of #HyperemesisGravidarum is a scary thing that a mother without #HG and the outside world don’t sadly understand! #HyperemesisGravidarum is isolating and robs you of everything . From your health , family , friends ,and finances. Hyperemesis Gravidarum will strip you bear and leave nothing but a fragile suffering body that must recover alone! The medical community doesn’t offer any support for a Hyperemesis Gravidarum mother once her baby born . This is so desperately needed to help with the recovery of the #AftermathOfHG
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Hyperemesis Gravidarum Before During And The Aftermath

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