Hobo Mama blogs about natural parenting: breastfeeding, gentle discipline, attachment parenting, and all of that other stuff that makes me smile and run to go kiss my daughter.
She recently announced that she’s expecting baby number two, and she asked on Facebook about ideas for coping with morning sickness. I took the opportunity to mention HG:
“I’ll be on zofran, unisom, b6, plus continuous fluids, and probably several other things. But that’s because I get hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy.
I hear good things about the PrimaBella wristband but I’ve not tried it.”
My suggestion actually made it into her post! Cures for Morning Sickness
Unfortunately, it looks like I missed the mark a bit in my Facebook comment. While I did spread some information, I also managed to spread some guilt, which was definitely not my intent. I apologized to Lauren on her blog, but I would also like to apologize here and state unequivocally that my intent is never to cause anyone to feel guilty.
I do feel jealousy toward people who suffer morning sickness. I have to be honest about that. Some days I will probably feel pretty resentful. But we all have our crosses to bear. Lauren, I’m sorry that my Facebook comment made you feel bad. Nausea and vomiting just sucks.
I’m pretty impressed though. Despite the tablespoonful of guilt that I served her, she still dedicated a good portion at the end to Hyperemesis Gravidarum with links not only to the front page of the HelpHer website, but to some specific pages on the site. Man, she really did go in there are do some reading!
Thank you so much, Lauren, for including HG in your post about morning sickness. It sure does mean a lot to this survivor.