Thiamin and vitamin depletion is important to treat early during Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) and in the aftermath
Pregnant mothers with HG (and without) need sufficient amount of Thiamin during pregnancy.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum mother’s are at a very high risk for Thiamin B1. HG moms have a huge depleted of vitamins as a result of Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum is not morning sickness, morning sickness won’t kill you Hyperemesis Gravidarum will .
What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) ?
Hyperemesis Gravidarum – HG for short. Is a severe life threatening pregnancy sickness.
HG is not morning sickness, it’s beyond. With HG, a mother can have extreme nausea and vomiting or just nausea that causes malnutrition that is “unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids.”
It causes severe dehydration and undernourishment in the mother. HG and morning sickness are not one in the same.Don’t let anyone tell you that they are the same as they are NOT!
When does HG Normally Start?
Usually around the sixth week of pregnancy but can start earlier or later for others. Starr started having symptoms of HG right after she conceived her baby. Some HG mothers know they are pregnant before a positive test due too the strong HG symptoms. Symptoms usually improve somewhat by the 15th to 20th week of gestation. For some women though, HG doesn’t go away. HG can also cause frequent relapses throughout pregnancy. For Starr, she was sick all nine months and it did not taper down. Most affected women have numerous episodes of vomiting throughout the day with few (if any) symptom-free periods, especially during the first three to four months. The symptoms can be mild for some mothers, while others are sick everyday up until birth of their child. This leads to significant and rapid weight loss, dehydration, electrolyte disturbances, and nutritional deficiencies; often requiring hospitalization. Morning sickness does not make you this sick, please don’t let anyone, including a doctor, tell you that HG is just morning sickness. Get a new doctor if that is the case.
If HG is prolonged without early treatment, this can lead to severe dehydration and undernourishment in the mother and can lead to kidney or liver damage. It can affect your unborn child and cause both of you to be sick in the aftermath as well.
Numerous complications, some of which can be life-threatening are possible without adequate medical intervention during HG. These women present to their medical providers with weight loss of five to 20+ pounds, however, since some are overweight to begin with, they may not appear malnourished. This is especially true as the pregnancy progresses. Early medical care may decrease the severity of a woman’s symptoms and lead to quicker recovery. Good medical care is key to fighting HG. An HG plan in place is super important.
What Causes HG?
The extreme nausea and chronic vomiting of Hyperemesis Gravidarum that just doesn’t stop. This can cause mothers ￼ electrolytes levels to get to dangerous levels .
It’s important to get help and right away.
Do I need an advocate ?
An advocate is an important person that can speak on your behalf . An advocate can be a friend or family member or your husband or boyfriend or someone you reach out too.
I run a volunteer base organization called HG Before During And The Aftermath (HGBDATA).
I give HG Crisis Support, my husband gives support to the dads who need support .
We have a Facebook group under our organization name .
Hyperemesis Gravidarum Before During And The Aftermath
I am contacted from all over the world for help and understanding and give advice to many mothers on what to do when there no hope. The HER Foundation we help and are great to work with .
If it’s to overwhelming to read it . Have someone help you or reach out to us to help you .
Even though we are volunteer leaders for HER Foundation and proud to be. You must get help ASAP .
If your suffering and it’s to much to read please don’t pass it up get someone who will read and advocate for you and your baby because know one else will .
your always welcome to reach out to me at my email or website , HG Crisis line , WhatsApp, Zello.
Remember , anytime you are getting IV hydration, always ask or demand that vitamins (MVI) should be standard in your IV bag , Every time you get fluids no matter what .
Thiamin ( B1) 100mg a day . The reason is it helps to break down the Glucose in your body . When your suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum and having symptoms that you may think that are normal or your doctors brushes off ask to be check out for vitamin B1. Wernicke’s Encephalopathy (WE) is too common in Hyperemesis 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).
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, thus lab results should not be used solely to determine a diagnosis. Further, it should not be assumed that women on TPN will not have or get WE, Wernicke’s Encephalopathy
What is Wernickes
WE is a potentially a reversible condition
But is life threatening if not treated aggressively. CPM kills many women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum .
if treated early. Thiamine supplementation is crucial for women with HG. Moreover, replacement of electrolytes and glucose homeostasis is also important to prevent CPM. CPM occurs probably due to hypokalemia, hypernatremia and hyperosmolality in hyperemesis. We would like to emphasize the importance of prompt thiamine supplementation in pregnant women with prolonged vomiting in pregnancy, especially before starting intravenous or parenteral nutrition( TPN OR PN)
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 #HGmothers. It is highly recommended that women receive 100 -300mg of thiamine in their IV fluids or preferably, B complex daily.
Women may present with the classic triad of symptoms, visual disturbances, confusion and muscular weakness, dizziness, confusion. 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. Learn how to treat Hyperemesis Gravidarum and looking out for symptoms that can go deadly fast is important while you are suffering from Hyperemesis .
Get your vitamins checked often not just B1 but B9 , many Hyperemesis Gravidarum moms have the MTHER Gene 🧬 mutation. If you have CVS see if they can check your RYR2 FACTOR
Picture below in the infogram from the HER Foundation explains why it’s so important !
Just remember Hyperemesis Gravidarum is not morning sickness your dealing with a whole new ball game here , a life threatening one at that and it’s important to fight for good medical care this is your LIFE and your babies LIFE we are talking about . So no one will save you but YOU , or an experienced HG Advocate.
If you like more information my website that I’m still updating at : http://www.beforeduringandtheaftermath.com
You can read my Hyperemesis Gravidarum story HERE
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