Sarah

I am 31 years old and my husband and I were thrilled recently to discover that I was pregnant for the first time. About 8 weeks into a seemingly normal pregnancy I began to feel nauseous. The nausea confined me to bed and made it impossible to eat anything more than a couple of spoonfuls of mashed potatoes in 2 weeks. On the third visit to my GP about the nausea, I was prescribed some antinausea medication. After a week on this medication I was still confined to bed, still unable to keep anything down except water, and vomiting continuously throughout the day. I attended the emergency ward of my hospital, where I was put on a drip and then admitted overnight. My obstetrician suggested while I was in hospital that I should have an ultrasound. Unfortunately, during the ultrasound it became apparent that there was no fetus, only a strange growth of tissues. I was taken for a D&C that evening and pathology from the operation confirmed that I had suffered a complete molar pregnancy.

Since then I have had weekly blood tests to confirm my hcg levels. They are falling, but it is a waiting game to see if they fall quickly enough. I have also been bleeding since the D&C and it is now over 4 weeks later. I have been cleared of any cancer, but I still have to wait at least 6 months before trying for a family again. The nausea was horrendous, but I am thankful that I had it or I would not have had such a quick diagnosis of my condition. This is one time that I wish I had not been the 1 in 1,000. I have to just hope that I can still have children.

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