Never having had more than mild morning sickness (rarely in the mornings, of course), I can’t really relate to women who suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum. Most of my episodes of nausea and vomiting were triggered by certain smells (lettuce or other greens that had gone bad were the worst!) so as long as I avoided those triggers, I did pretty well. Even though my nausea lasted up through the first half of pregnancy, I only vomited a few times in each pregnancy — maybe once a week, if that, from weeks 6-22. Some women very nearly die from HG, because they cannot keep any food or liquid down, and are in danger of becoming dehydrated. I’ve even heard of women who have had abortions because they felt like they had no alternatives (their doctors ignored their pleas for help, or acted as if it were all in their heads, and did not prescribe them any medication or hospitalize them for rehydration through IVs — so sad!).
Since I’m always glad to be learning, I enjoy reading other people’s blogs for their perspective, knowledge, and wisdom. And here is an excellent blog about hyperemesis gravidarum: The Whining Puker. Not only does she have her first-hand experience, but she has book reviews, links to websites and blogs, and an amazing amount of research into Hyperemesis Helps — herbs, medications, tips, etc. Very excellent!