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Question for ladies with a history of HG

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Raines100 Tue 02-Dec-14 10:23:06

Hi ladies,

I'm 6 weeks pregnant today, but I'm not even feeling nauseous. I've had one non-hg pregnancy, which ended in a mmc at 12 weeks, and I had HG from 4 and 5 weeks with both my boys. I think the chances are that this pregnancy won't continue, but as I'm not bleeding or cramping either, I thought I would ask if anyone else has had similar. Has anyone had their HG start late, or not had it at all, and gone on to have a successful pregnancy?

Thanks xx

CommanderShepard Tue 02-Dec-14 11:49:49

Mine started at 7 weeks on the dot. My mum never had a hint of sickness with either of us.

shroomboom Tue 02-Dec-14 12:11:29

Hi Raines,
I've had HG four times (but only two dc). The first time (ds) it started at 5 1/2 weeks, second time around six weeks, third time the same, and with dd it started at 4 weeks and 2 days shock. When I was first pregnant with ds I remember thinking that I wasn't feeling sick yet, and I naively thought that I'd have a sickness free pregnancy, but the next morning I could barely move for feeling so ill. All of a sudden it hit, so maybe that will happen with you?!
However, I have read stories of people who had HG pregnancies but then went on to have perfectly healthy pregnancies without HG. They always gave me hope tbh grin
You know what they say, no two pregnancies are the same. I hope for you that all is well, that you have a healthy pregnancy, but without the hell that is HG!!

rubyboo2 Tue 02-Dec-14 13:44:22

Hi Raines all pregnancies are totally different. My 1st ds was non HG I had no pregnancy symptoms at all he is now a health 12 yr old ! My 2nd ds was HG from before I could even do a pregnancy test ! So I was quite nervous that this time I would develop HG again but I didnt just normal nausea until 18 wks . So it is possible . Take care x

NannyPhlegm Tue 02-Dec-14 13:55:27

Hi Raines. Firstly, please try not to worry.

To answer your question, I have had 3 pregnancies, 2 kids. In my first pregnancy, the HG hit at 7 weeks and didn't stop till week 24. I spent that entire time with my head down a toilet bowl. I had to be signed off work for long stretches, it was awful.

My second pregnancy was worse, HG hit at 4 weeks and it was way worse than the first time round. I was hospitalised twice with severe dehydration. That pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 16 weeks.

At this point, I couldn't face the thought of going through HG again, so dh and I decided to stop trying for more children. About 6 months later, I started feeling a bit off and put it down to a dodgy takeaway we had had the previous weekend. But when the dodgy-tummy feeling persisted for 2 more weeks, I thought I had better go the GP and see if I was suffering from something worse than a tummy bug. Turns out, I was 4 months pregnant. You can imagine our shock. We had assumed that I was doomed to have HG in every pregnancy. I didn't have a single day of sickness in that pregnancy (but then my baby girl was in a tearing hurry and came 6 weeks too early - I just cannot do uneventful pregnancies!!!!)

Raines100 Tue 02-Dec-14 16:07:33

Thanks so much for your kind responses. I suppose I'll just have to sit and wait to see what happens. I never dreamt I would have an HG free pregnancy. I've done a lot of forward planning for my two DSs in anticipation of the HG. If I don't get it, I'll be flabbergasted! But it could just as easily be bad news, so I'll try neither to panic nor to get excited. Hope the limbo doesn't last too long.

Olive1987 Tue 02-Dec-14 16:13:01

My hyperemesis started about 6 and a half weeks.

I actually posted on here asking others when theirs started because I was worried and was wishing I would feel sick so I would be reassured the pregnancy was progressing.

It kicked in after that. Still a bit nauseous at 17 weeks now but not nearly as bad as it was up to about 14 weeks.

lowra Tue 02-Dec-14 19:41:59

Another one here that started with sickness after 6 weeks. I was fine at 6 weeks but felt pretty terrible by 7 weeks. I too have had a number of mc so know how nervy it makes you. Could you ask for a reassurance scan at 7.5 weeks or book in somewhere private?

LikeSilver Tue 02-Dec-14 19:48:01

I've had three HG pregnancies and have a dd and a ds on the way. HG started at 5/5/6 weeks.

I do know someone who had HG in their first pregnancy and no sickness at all in their second though. Best of luck smile

TheDetective Tue 02-Dec-14 19:48:49

I hope my story can reassure you.

I've had 2 boys with hyperemesis both times. I've actually had terminations for hyperemesis also.

I'm currently 11 weeks pregnant and no hyperemesis at all! It's like an absolute miracle to me!

I thank my lucky stars every single day.

Previously they all started either just before or just after 6 weeks. I've had mild nausea this time, and been sick twice last week. But it's totally different to the HG. Completely different.

Good luck.

Ps. This time I tool cyclizine from week 4-8 pre emptively. I stopped it when I realised it wasn't going to happen....

FlappertyFlippers Tue 02-Dec-14 19:54:39

4 pregnancies

1) no hg but miscarriage at 7 weeks
2) sickness started at 5 weeks but at 6 weeks it was full-blown hg which continued for 9 months
3) hg was present from about 7 weeks, very severe until I was just 12 weeks and I woke up not feeling sick, had a massive miscarriage that afternoon
4) felt absolutely fine till 8 weeks, no nausea even,hg struck fully at 9 weeks and stayed the whole 9 months.

Raines100 Thu 15-Jan-15 12:04:25

Hi ladies,

Thank you for sharing your stories. It was so kind of everyone to respond. Thought I'd give an update in case this thread comes up in a search for a lady with the same question.

Had my 12 weeks scan on Tues, and was very relieved to find all was well. Saw a lovely, wiggly baby that the sonographer said looked very healthy!
The nausea started at 6 +2 in the end, and was very manageable for a week or so. By 7+1 it was severe nausea all day and night, so I rang the docs and got some cyclizine pre-emptively, hoping it would stop it progressing to vomiting and hg... and it did. It hasn't relieved the nausea entirely, but have been able to eat and drink and function generally. I forgot a pill around 10 wks and vomited 90 mins later, so it's definitely doing the job. Don't know if the sickness will disappear by 14 weeks, as it has before, but I hope so.

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