The HG Dilemma

Now that I’m able to eat regularly most of the time, a daily challenge I face is this peculiar dilemma that HG poses. I can get super hungry due to the pregnancy but I’m also quite nauseous at the same time. So what do you do when you feel famished but nauseous at the same time?

The two very conflicting feelings warring inside my stomach drive me insane. Sometimes I just want to scream at my body, “What do you want me to do?!” Some people say their nausea gets better when they eat…but for me, it seems like the only time I don’t feel the nausea is when I’m eating. After I’m done eating, I just feel full and even more nauseous than before! I really can’t figure out what’s worse – feeling super hungry/nauseous or full/gross/nauseous!

There’s just no escape from the nausea with HG. This perpetual mild-grade nausea lends itself to a sort of perpetual mild-grade depression. Because I feel icky/gross/queasy all the time, I tend to be irritable and sad much of the time. What keeps me going is the light at the end of this very long tunnel…my baby girl number two.

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