Morning Sickness vs Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Do you know the difference?

For women with HG, working can become impossible. The nausea and vomiting greatly interfere with the ability to perform expected tasks. There’s often a need to get extra help to care for children. In some severe cases, a woman may even need assistance with basic hygiene help. It isn’t uncommon for HG families to need [Read More…]

How to Save a Life

When my third baby was 8 months old, I got pregnant. I love my children, I love my husband, but I was devastated. Hyperemesis Gravidarum stole my excitement over that set of tiny red lines. I hadn’t even had a period yet and I was still grossly underweight from my last pregnancy. Ben and I [Read More…]

Gospel Suffering

“Whenever you love, you reenact Jesus’ death. Consequently, gospel stories always have suffering in them. American Christianity has an allergic reaction to this part of the gospel. We’d love to hear about God’s love for us, but suffering doesn’t mesh with our right to “the pursuit of happiness.” So we pray to escape a gospel [Read More…]

Answered Prayers 2015

“Feelings are indicators, not dictators. They can indicate where your heart is in the moment, but that doesn’t mean they have the right to boss you around.” –Lysa Terkeurst This is so encouraging today. It has been a long week and a half. I went in to visit my doctor a couple weeks ago for [Read More…]

Waiting Upon the Lord

Today we launched a new Facebook group for women who have or had Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It is a Christian, pro-life group and we’d love to have any mamas in need of support join us there. You do not need to be a Christian to join. < [Read more…]

The Point

I think most of us get caught up in the destination question. Where are we headed? What is the point? When will we get there? Will we ever get there? And our vision becomes myopic and too focused on everything but the most important Thing – our destination is our Father. Our final destination and [Read More…]

Hello, My Name is Abra and I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Today is National Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day. I had HG throughout the entirety of all four of my pregnancies. What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? HG is unrelenting nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It is not the same thing as morning sickness. HG often resolves around 20 weeks, but I got lucky —  I had hypermesis gravidarum [Read More…]

Two Years Later

My youngest turned 2 today. He is so old and so young all at once. Such a little man. I love him. I love all my kids. Even factoring in the hyperemetic pregnancies, the result is far greater than the effort I put into them. It is my custom to reflect on my experience with Hyperemesis [Read More…]

Fight for Us

Fight for Us ↑ This post is incredibly encouraging. The last month has been a tough one for me. With the gloriously answered prayer has come the revisited burden of serious hormone upset. Old symptoms that had previously been gotten “under control” reared their ugly heads and brought with them a host of debilitating inconveniences. Hyperemesis [Read More…]

Don’t Waste Your ____________

 “Cancer does not win if we die. It wins if we fail to cherish Christ.” -John Piper in Don’t Waste Your Cancer This little pamphlet is overflowing with wisdom, perspective and hope for those dealing with trials and afflictions. I wished I would have looked this up during my own recent cancer “scare” and years [Read More…]