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The Woman Was Admitted To The Hospital More Than 50 Times During Her Pregnancy, She Was Forced To Drop Out Of Nursing College To Pregnant

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The Woman Was Admitted To The Hospital More Than 50 Times During Her Pregnancy, She Was Forced To Drop Out Of Nursing College To Pregnant

Sickness during pregnancy is incredibly common.
But one woman’s condition saw her vomiting an average of 80 times a day.

Breanna Schroeder, 19, endured 39 weeks of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) after she was diagnosed in the early stages of her pregnancy.

It is a rare medical condition known to cause excessive nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.

The 19-year-old originally went to hospital with crippling stomach pain, which was making her vomit.

After carrying out a variety of tests, doctors told Breanna she was three weeks pregnant.
Medics thought the young mum was initially suffering with morning sickness but, by the seventh week, Breanna was vomiting around 80 times daily.

This number rose to 130 during the worst periods of her pregnancy.

Breanna spent most of these days sitting by the toilet, unable to move or eat.

She says: ‘I couldn’t comprehend what was happening to my body.

‘On my worst days I would lose count of how many times I’d been violently sick at around 130, at which point I was throwing up bile and blood.

‘The vomiting got so bad that I permanently damaged the lining of my stomach and tore my oesophagus.

At one point in her pregnancy, she was taking 15 different medications but doctors couldn’t figure out how to ease the symptoms.

Breanna was forced to drop out of nursing college and has not been able to return since because she’s looking after her daughter.

The teen, who has been supported by her boyfriend Adrien, was admitted to the hospital more than 50 times during her pregnancy.

As she neared the end of her pregnancy, Breanna was so dehydrated and malnourished that she entered the early stages of multi-organ failure.

She was also diagnosed with anaemia due to a severe iron deficiency in her blood, and her potassium levels were extremely depleted leaving her with permanent heart damage.

At 39 weeks, Breanna gave birth to a healthy baby daughter – which she and her partner named Adela – and shortly after her arrival, the new mum’s nausea began to fade.
Now, five months on, Breanna is almost fully recovered and is passionate about raising awareness of HG.

Source:babiesnews.com, metro.co.uk

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