Since I am still battling Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), I thought I’d put up some posts to raise awareness of this disease/condition and the issues women with HG face. If you know someone suffering with HG, please do all that you can to support her and her family. It’s no exaggeration to say that a life may very well depend on it.
The heartbreaking account of a woman driven to abort due to HG:
I cry and scream. I cry and cry and cry and I yell out, “I want my baby.” I plead with my husband, I say I don’t want to do this. I secretly hope they will refuse to perform it, because I am clearly a mess. I take the pills they give me and the last thing I think before I go black, is “there’s no going back.” They perform their procedure. I come to and the first thing I say, is “I named her Scarlett Juliet.” My husband is crying. I scream. The first of many. I WANT MY BABY. He carries me out.
And suffering because of her decision:
I replaced one kind of pain with another. A much worse suffering. Life before HG will never exist for me. I am empty. My husband watched the procedure. He held my hand throughout it. He later said something that haunts me to my very core…I can’t repeat it.
Read more about this mother’s struggles with HG here: https://islandofgriefmountainofjoy.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/breath-in-breath-out/
Please oh please, if you know a woman with HG, please do what you can to help her and support her so she doesn’t have to go through life feeling like a “monster” who “deserves to suffer” because she chose abortion in a moment of sheer desperation. It’s not just one life that you will save.