This week I am joined by Sophie, a young mum of one from the North of England.
Sophie tells us about her first and possibly last experience with Hyperemesis in particular focusing on having HG during a global pandemic.
Possibly due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Sophie's HG journey to treatment and care was fraught with dismissals, being shipped off to A&E multiple times and being past pillar to post.
Sophie credits both her Mother and her boyfriend for their support at home, but talks about the added pressure of not being able to have the support in hospital, often having to be alone at appointments and of course when she was admitted overnight.
Her courage and strength though this time is admirable and she talks about not really knowing what was going on or what was happening to her.
Now her daughter is here she has taken the time with the help of her mother to look back at her treatment and is quite clear in the fact that she will be complaining to the relevant people about her care.
Her daughter was born at 35 weeks, again another traumatic experience for her and we talk together about the lost opportunities and missed experiences of our HG pregnancies.