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13/05/2014 at 11:02
One of my friends was admitted to hospital with HG at the weekend. She's 8 weeks along.
She's getting out today but needs to help with how to manage it with no drips etc.
Does anyone have any advice/ tips I can pass on for her? She is tiny, has lots of problems with her stomach anyway - ulcers etc.
13/05/2014 at 11:39
I was hospitalised and put on a drip at 8 weeks with HG as well. They should of sent her home with some anti-sickness meds, they do take the edge off it so make sure she takes them as best she can but if she's struggling to keep them down tell her to go back to her GP and they'll try a different brand as there is a few to chose from.
Other than that all I can advise is to take it easy and not overdo things for a few weeks until the hormones settle down a bit. Also eat whatever the hell she wants, my consultant said it's far more important to be getting something in rather than worrying about 'healthy' options. Eating smaller amounts regularly helps too as it means if you are sick there is less 'stuff' in there to come up.
It'll feel like hell for her at the moment with no end in sight for it stopping but it does eventually get better - hope she isn't suffering for too much longer x
13/05/2014 at 11:46
Exactly what PS said, Ondansetron got me through, I was taking them until 31 weeks! Xx
13/05/2014 at 11:50
Thanks, I have passed this on to her x
13/05/2014 at 19:35
13/05/2014 at 22:09
You're poor friend HG is horrid. I found sipping water helped and tell her to eat what she can manage even if it seems unhealthy. I used to manage the odd salt and vinegar crisp, which I felt bad about considering it was about all I ate all day (not many vitamins there), but it was the one thing I never vomited. I guilted myself but the HV said just go with it. In the 1st Tri I could also suck oranges, in 2nd tri they made me vomit instantly but I could manage toast, it's all just trial and error.
Also tell her to avoid food shopping either get it online or send her H, the smell of the bread/fish meat made me ill an so did just looking at the tins of food. x
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