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Jennifer Ludemann's Story

HG took the life of our unborn second child from us back in October 2019.

It was a nightmare living with HG. The non-stop vomiting 24/7 (almost every little movement sent me running to the bathroom), multiple emergency room visits day and night, bags of iv fluids for severe dehydration, constant blood work to make sure I wasn't going into organ failure, different meds to help with the nausea and vomiting, and ultimately the loss of our child. Trying to balance all of this while taking care of our son was heart wrenching. Sometimes I thought I was going to die.

I always dreamed of having 2 children but HG took that dream away. I absolutely can't go through all of that again. My husband was and is my rock forever. While I laid lifeless in bed, he would tend to our son, dinner, groceries, laundry, holding my hair, rubbing my back, switching out my ice packs...the list goes on. Not to mention the tireless hours in the ER with me. He is my hero and I can't thank him enough. During that time, I was unable to fill my role as wife and mama. More heartbreak. If I wasn't vomiting, I was crying.

The end of 2019 was probably one of the most difficult times in my life. Thankfully I'm still here today to get my story out there and raise awareness for the horror that is HG. I will always wonder what could've been. Forever. I'm not sure if I will ever fully heal from this. I try to keep a positive attitude (sometimes it's very difficult) because the important thing is that I was able to survive this (sadly, some women don't). My husband still has his wife, our son still has his mama and I got my life back. I am 1 in 3. I am an HG survivor. TougHGirl.

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