Morning Sickness – Most women have it during pregnancy, but my wife warned me that the version that she experiences is way beyond what is typically experienced by pregnant women… Hyperemesis gravidarum – I still struggle to remember the name – is a very severe version of morning sickness unfortunately experienced by less that 1% of pregnant women. It is essentially continuous nausea and vomiting amongst other symptoms and often leads to the women becoming hospitalised through malnutrition and dehydration (this has happened to my wife in previous pregnancies).
There is very little that is known to help this condition, and unfortunately the woman often has to endure it without any relief. From a Dad’s point of view it’s hard – very hard.
I’ve started this blog to maybe help other Dad’s in a similar position, or anyone else who is looking for some support – I’m hoping to keep a regular blog of how I’m dealing with it all; how my wife is and any helpful tips that I may pick up over the next few months….
For now, I need to get organised (we’ve 2 other children that need to be looked after, a house and a full time job) so wish me luck over the next couple of months!!