Such stories are rare and precious, and we need to learn everything that we can from them.
I ran across this HG success story quite randomly and wanted to share it with you all! The blog is Eosinophile, and the two pertinent entries are her most recent.
(As a side note, this blog has some really excellent material on it. Hop on over and take a quick tour!)
The first HG entry, Birth Defects and Hyperemesis Gravidarum, reads:
"I have been preparing my body to try to conceive for a year. My fist pregnancy was a disaster, with hyperemesis gravadarium, a birth defect, and polyhydraminos. I’ve been doing a lot of research on how to prevent these problems... I don’t want myself or a future child to have to suffer these things. Here are some of the things I have done.
"I have made sure my body composition and nutritional status are optimized. By using a gram of DHA and EPA a day, getting my vitamin D levels above 70ng/mL, and the paleo diet. Last time I didn’t eat fish and I didn’t supplement with vitamin D and was careful to avoid the sun. Sadly I took advice from my doctor, which was the wrong advice."In her second entry, she reports success - Pregnancy With No Hyperemesis (!):
"I am now 7 months pregnant, I conceived right away. Thankfully I had no hyperemesis. After one incident of nausea I got acupuncture and felt better immediately."WOW!
Unfortunately there are no further entries, and the one comment I submitted has not been published. I suspect that this blog is now "untenanted," which is unfortunate! But the information is there, and I definitely recommend checking it out. I will be linking to both entries from my sidebar. For those HG mamas out there who compile research, I recommend copying both articles into a document for safekeeping - untenanted blogs tend to disappear over time.
Congratulations to this mama!