| Truth | I always had firm ideas on the kind of pregnancy & birth I wanted to have. One belief is to do everything naturally, growing & bringing my baby into the world by embracing my strength as woman & allowing my body to work intuitively. From the start the universe challenged me. The day I turned #8weekspregnant, I was got such intense sickness that after days of vomiting every bit of food/water I attempted to eat & losing a startling amount of weight abruptly, I finally went to the ER for help, knowing this wasn't ok. I had exhausted all natural remedies, alterations to my diet & lifestyle & decided I had to medicate if I was to continue safely carrying out this pregnancy and start to live normally again. It was a choice that I initially though went against my ideology but one I'm glad I made. #diclegis is the only FDA approved, Class A drug specifically formulated to manage pregnancy related nausea & vomiting and for ME, it's the only thing that has been able to take the edge off. I'm now almost #15weekspregnant & into my #secondtrimester & still have more days than I'd like where I can't eat & am nauseous 24/7 or vomiting. But I don't feel the level of desperation, exhaustion, fear & hopelessness I did before. I also spend a lot of time at helpher.org, a resource for #hyperemesisgravidarum & #hgawareness which has been enormously helpful in providing support when sometimes others don't understand why I can't just "get over it" or question if I'm actually "that sick". When I take this little pill 3 times a day, it reminds me this is just the beginning of my journey as a parent...this won't be the only time I'm forced to reevaluate my way of thinking and that's okay. Because in the end I AM still going by intuition & trusting my body & doing the absolute best for this tiny person. And I suggest everyone else do the same and NEVER hesitate to get help if you need it. 1000 women a year terminate thier pregnancy because of #hg. They suffer silently. Taking care of myself & staying open minded is the only thing that let me continue this pregnancy and come out of a really isolating & dark time. I'm grateful that I had #optionssupportrespect to find relief.