This blog is about my crazy life!
It's dedicated to spreading the word about Hyperemesis Gravidarum, sharing my experience, story and posting information and tips for HG moms and their families. Also, about my love and passion for natural birth, about aspiring to live a natural lifestyle, my attachment parenting style and desire to be the best Godly and gentle wife and mother I can be.
I'm far from perfect and learning as I go in life but have such a passion about the experiences I have had and living the way that we do.
What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting with potential adverse consequences for the newborn(s).
In other words, it's the most horrible "morning sickness" possible. It's worse than the most terrible flu, stomach bug, motion sickness and hangover combined at the same time that sometimes lasts 24/7 for an entire pregnancy. It's horrifying, devastating, life changing and effects every single person in your life. It's a flat out horrific disease.
What is this “crunchy” you speak of?
Crunchy is a modern day term for being natural, organic, green or might I even say a hippie, flower child or tree hugger.
Many "crunchy" individuals practice a very natural lifestyle and are environmentally-friendly. Each person lives a "crunchy" lifestyle for different reasons. Some only practice a few things and others live an all out natural life.
I consider myself to be "semi crunchy". We believe that we can life a much healthier life if we are aware of chemicals and try to keep things as close to the way God made them as possible. There are many, many "crunchy" things that we don't do simply because of convince or cost, but we do try our best. Also, we do believe that medication is sometimes necessary. We use many herbs, homeopathic and other treatments but with some conditions (Hyperemesis for example) medications are life saving and very much needed.
Topics I’m passionate about….
-Living with an auto-immune disorder and chronic pain
-Natural Unmediated Birth
-Doula and Midwifery
-Using natural beauty products
-Using natural cleaning products
-Herbs, homeopathics and natural alternative treatments
-Eating healthy and organic on a budget
-Our pro-life stance
-Natural Family Planning and why we don't use birth control
-Being newly weds and having a baby
-Being a stay at home mom and living on one income
-Consignment Store and budget shopping tips
Author Archives: naturallynauseousmomma
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