Most of the time men will not speak out about Hyperemesis Gravidarum and just try to bury it away ! I got the privilege to see his story as his wife had Hyperemesis Gravidarum and I know her . To all the fathers out there , their is hope if your a HG dad needing help please reach out to us at Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath (HGBDATA)
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This may be my favorite photo ever taken. I’d never felt more relieved in my entire life… I had spent most of the previous 38 weeks trying not to think about her. Trying not to get attached to her… at some point maybe I even felt some resentment. I watched my wife struggle to make it Day to day… poking herself with needle after needle just to get any sort of relief. I watched her go days without eating or drinking because it immediately came right back up. She actually lost weight during this time. I felt guilty, I still do. I watched as she passed out cold and slam her head on the ground… as several people tried to bring her back to consciousness, we eventually, like every week, ended up in the hospital. During all this… we knew there was a strong chance Audrey might not make it. She almost came at 22 weeks so Shelby had to get steroid shots to help her grow. I knew that losing her would break her after all she had gone through… I knew that I had to be the strong one if it happened, for her, for Wade, and for myself. So I mentally prepared myself, as if it had already happened. I grew very depressed during this time… but I didn’t talk about it. I had to be strong.
When she was born, it was surreal. It was days before I really started to believe it. She was so beautiful. I was so prepared for her not to make it that When she did I realized… I hadn’t prepared for if she did make it. It took some time, her colic didn’t help. I felt like I was being punished, it was an awful time. I cried the first night she slept through the night for us. 9 months of a terrible pregnancy, 11 months of hell, And yet, I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. I love this beautiful baby girl more than I ever thought possible. I love her smile and her laugh, I love watching her eat French fries and i love how she watches the Eagles games with me. It’s been a crazy year, but the ups were worth the Downs. Being a parent is hard, harder than anyone ever told me it would be. But it’s also the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.Fight for your wife’s girlfriends care and seek help to do whatever it takes to keep them alive ! I am a HG dad and want the rest of the fathers out there to know their is light at the end of the tunnel !
My name is Michael Worley And my wife suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum and we did it we over came the odds.
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