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    Default Hyperemesis and age gap between babies?

    Hi Ladies

    Just wondering those of you who suffered from Hyperemesis, what age gap did you have between your children and how did you cope with looking after them when you were sick (well pregnant) again?

    DH and I are discussing at the moment the best age gap, he works away a bit which would leave me on my own with no other support. Last time I was hospitialised twice and spent 2 weeks unable to move, but that was before zofran. On zofran I probably threw up 3-5 times a day up until bub was born.

    So it was managable but the first 4 months were nasty

    Would be interested to hear your opinions.

    Spoo

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    Subscribing as I was the same - it was friggin Awful!

    Seriously contemplating only having the one

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    Ruby Sneakers - I know, I have never been so sick before But I do want a sibling for my DD, my family keep saying that dont go through it again but I really want a sister or brother for her.

    Then again, I remember also lying on the bed loosing all control of my body sobbing to DH that I couldnt do it anymore.... Oh its only 9 months

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    I had 3.5yr difference. So DS1 was 2 almost 3 when I started the constant spewing.

    See your GP - mine gave me zofran as soon as I started spewing & I found it was better because it didn't get to that debilitating stage like with the first before you know how wonderful zofran is.

    I also found I coped better mentally because I knew it wouldn't stop at 12wks. With ds1 I spewed for the whole pregnancy, even in labour & after birth until my hcg levels returned to normal. So I knew for me it was going to be the same in any subsequent pregnancies & I wasn't holding out for that "magic" 12wk mark that ms goes away at (for most).

    My DS was wonderful with it - he's such a little mother, he'd get me a wet washer to wipe my face, pat my back & yell at daddy for water for mummy. He was truly amazing, but he has always been that way inclined. When i got migraines when he was around 14mths onwards he'd come rub my back while I was hung over the toilet being sick.

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    Thanks opaque for the reply. As u said I guess if we know what we are in for and get the zofran faster that might make it a little easier.... What a caring child u have very cute btw

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    17 months difference. I had my mum help a fair bit when it first hit, and after that zofran worked well enough....I laid on the couch a lot while my son played. I had a great doctor who gave me a prescription for zofran and maxalon at my first appointment (5 weeks) before I was even sick after I told her how sick I was with my first.

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    DD had just turned 2 when mine kicked in... was hell... but she was old enough to help herself to the fridge and cupboard without me having to move too much, she was so sweet, she understood that I was not well and she would pat me on the back and tell me it was alright and that I will be better soon. etc.

    I think it was a perfect gap. there is 2 yr 8 months between my kiddies and it is wonderful. DD is old enough to love her brother without trying to poke his eyes out, but young enough not to get too jealous

    hope this helps and goodluck hun

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    I got pregnant with my second (DS) when my first (DD) was 12 months old, and had him when she was 21 months old. To be honest I don't really know how I coped, as I got no help from DH and had no family nearby. It's sort of a blur now, but now that DS is 14 months and DD is turning 3 soon I really would like to have another baby.

    I threw up from start to finish with both pregnancies, and it didn't matter what I did to try and help it. When I was pregnant with DD I didn't take any Zofran (and I'm allergic to Maxalon) because DH was concerned about the unknown long-term effects. So somehow I just got through. But with my second pregnancy and trying to look after a 1 year old child I just had to resort to Zofran, but only very occasionally. See I'm a NICU nurse and DH is s doctor, so we're a bit paranoid about medications and stuff. It's good in some ways, but it would have probably been a lot easier had I taken more Zofran.

    My advice is.. Get organised early (I started getting sick a lot quicker second time around), and if u have any offers of help with ur DD or housework etc take it!!! It was a struggle to have my two 21 months apart, and then DS didn't sleep for the first 5 months either! I will definitely be having a little bit more of a gap with our next child (maybe 2.5 years), but I'm still glad I had the first two close (NOW.. wasn't so great being pregnant of course!).

    Good luck, it will all be worth it in the end! Awful knowing how sick u'll be though hey =/ I even had gastro when I was 26 weeks pregnant with my second, just to top it off.. on Christmas Day!!

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    i didnt have it with DD1 but had it bad when preg with DD2. luckily at 3 (3.4 when bub born) she coped amazingly with different people looking after her.
    i quite often didnt make it home from antenatal appointments as theyd decide to admit me on the spot as long as daddy came home she was fine.

    we're considering #3 but i will wait till DD2 is closer to 3yrs old

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    My DS is nearly 6 and started school this year. This has given me time to be sick all day long without it having so much of an effect on him.
    One thing I do know though is that it is actually worse this time around so this will be it for me!!
    There is no way I could have been this sick and coped having a little one at home! But we don't have family support where we live so i'd have been doing it alone!
    Good luck


 

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