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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).
  • Metoclopromide:
  • 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 don't have a protocol for HG.
  • The Netherlands supports homebirth, low c-section rates and very low epidural rates. Only complicated births are in the hospital.
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum Support Group in Holland
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum Facebook Support group in Holland
  • They "cracker" and "ginger" women with HG over there too.
  • 2 meters equals about 6 ft. 5.5 inches. That's tall!
  • Don't brush your teeth after vomiting. Just rinse with water.
  • Jessica feels a duty to stay in the groups and offer support and experience to the new women coming in every day suffering from HG.


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