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What it's like to have HG in the Netherlands

What it's like to have HG in the Netherlands

Jessica Spry-Sinay and husband, Willem, daughter Yaiza
Jessica Spry-Sinay lives in the Netherlands with her husband and 2 daughters. She wanted to share her experience with two HG pregnancies and hear about the differences in treatment and care in other countries. She volunteers for a support group in her own country and reaches out to support groups in neighboring countries to offer help whenever she can.
We talked about:

Emesafene: first choice anti-emetic for HG in the Netherlands
She was told she had normal morning sickness at first, but then needed a 13 day hospital stay.
Had HG with her missed abortion (sac was found but never a heartbeat).
3rd pregnancy was hospitalized at 6 weeks
After the HG abated around 22 weeks, she was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes
She saw 8 different OB-GYNs and got 8 different treatment plans.
in the Netherlands, Ob-GYNs are typically only for high risk pregnancies or complications. Midwives handle all normal pregnancies but they d