With the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant and experiencing Hyperemesis Gravidarum once again, the questions have started rolling in: Lots of women deal with morning sickness in pregnancy, why does Kate get all this attention for being sick? But this isn't just morning sickness; it's morning sickness with a chip on it's shoulder and a tendency to be an overachiever. It's the Hunger Games of morning sickness, except your fiercest rival lives inside your body and is what you are defending the most. Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Latin for "lots of puking in pregnancy," isn't something to be fought with ginger ale and crackers; it can be lethal. I don't know how to tell you why this matters to me or what HG is like. Though I'm used to being able to express myself fairly well via the written word, for some reason, I just can't find the words. The truth is, I just don't know how. There's too much and it is still so hard to talk about.
I don't know how to explain the way HG robs everything wonderful, everything beautiful from pregnancy.