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Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Morning Sickness X 1,000)

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a rare condition that affects 0.5–2.0% of pregnant women. It has a weird, hard-to-spell name but I think it should just be called ‘living hell’. The word itself is broken down to mean “hyper” is over- excessive or severe, “Emesis” is a medical term for vomiting, and “Gravidarum” is pregnancy. Put the word together for severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

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What I Ate During Severe Morning Sickness

I’ve had severe morning sickness (a.k.a. hyperemesis gravidarum, HG) a total of three times. During those times, no one was able to cook in the kitchen because the smell made me vomit. We ate take-out or processed food. I could only eat food that was fresh and made somewhere else. I couldn’t eat anything unless I craved it in every cell of my being. It had to be the very exact thing, otherwise I couldn’t fathom eating.

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Maya Abdominal Massage in Vermont

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Though I do not offer this service, my colleague Michelle Broaddus is a Maya Masseuse Therapist in Montpelier, VT. You can reach her at purelight13@gmail.com. Michelle has experience helping women become pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy, and in the postpartum to align the uterus.

Regular Maya Abdominal Therapy supports women during the childbearing years and beyond by relieving common discomforts, such as menstrual pain, fertility challenges, heartburn, bloating, “turning babies”. More benefits here.

Maya Therapy can be a part of every woman’s healing protocol before, during and after giving birth (once the womb has completely healed). Maya Massage ensures the uterus is in 

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ASEA: A Placenta’s Perspective

Me with PlacentaAs a Placenta Encapsulationist I am in touch with a lot of placentas. Recently, I had one that was impressive enough to write about it here. This placenta was different…its weight was solid gold in my hands with a rich, vital color. The umbilical cord was smooth and the color of ivory (often they are red/purple with clots ‘n knots). It was double the normal width with a strong yet