Ep: 13 #realmumtalk Surviving Hyperemesis Gravidarum with Nadine Muller

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Nadine Muller is a Registered Emergency Nurse with the Australian Air Force with over 12 years experience, an avid health and fitness enthusiast – she’s also a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Coach and runs her own Online Coaching and Mentoring business. After we connected online I saw that Nadine was going through Hyperemesis Gravidarum aka #HG (or the condition that Princess Kate has!) I wanted to get her honest take on what it’s like as I am beginning to discover it’s more common than we might have thought. This is a great episode to be able to somewhat understand what someone is going through and how you can best support them. Our chat takes all kinds of twists and turns, and we cover:

(4:00) Hyperemesis Gravidarum – what it is and how it affects women physically, mentally, emotionally, financially and professionally

(8:17) Being in the ‘death zone’ and what it’s like not being able to walk to the end of the street

(12:00) Coming to terms with not being able to function as a mother, wife or friend

(14:28) The significant markers for a HG diagnosis

(17:00) Scheduled hospital visits to manage symptoms and not even being able to keep water down

(26:00) Why asking for support and announcing prior to 12 weeks might be a good option for some women

(34:30) How you can support someone going through HG by helping to lift the burden

(41:30) ‘You’re pregnant, not broken’ – fitness during pregnancy

(44:00) Making the shift from training to exercise and movement

(49:00) Why, generally, lifting weights is no different to picking up your toddler

(55:30) Finding your tribe and controlling your social media space

+ a whole lot more!

You can find Nadine on Instagram @nadinemuller

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