Hyperemesis Gravidarum by Geena

 Ten years ago, my then husband and I decided to have a baby.  HG set in at 4 weeks!  Many, many hospitalizations and 23lbs lighter, I gave up. I simply couldn't deal and terminated the pregnancy at 14 weeks. 

Fast forward to the present, and my husband and I just found out we're pregnant.  I had heard that every pregnancy is different, and therefore I probably wouldn't get HG this time.  I was wrong.  I am now 6.5 weeks and into my second week of HG hell.  I now live in California where my doctor prescribes medical cannabis for my herniated disk in my neck, as well as for anxiety.  I'm already aware of this miracle drug.  Yesterday, having vomited so much that I began to faint, I broke down and used my medicinal cannabis for the HG nausea.  I'm sure you won't be surprised by the outcome: Within one hour of that first puff, I ate an entire cheese pizza, as I cried with relief.  It was the best meal of my life. I wanted more! For the first time, I started to imagine my delivery day, and my beautiful baby in my arms.