Albuquerque woman diagnosed with rare condition
August 20, 2018 03:37 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A local teacher is putting her career on hold after being diagnosed with an illness that affects less than 2 percent of pregnant women.
Jazmine Dudley is about 20 weeks pregnant and told KOB she’s been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, “hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance. Mild cases are treated with dietary changes, rest, and antacids.”
“That’s been my life the past four to five months," Dudley said.
Because of her condition, she was forced to quit teaching until after she gives birth. Now, she and her husband, Art, are trying to find ways to pay for her medical expenses.
The couple said they’ve received some donations from their church and the crowdfunding site GoFundMe.
“My mom started a GoFundMe just to raise money so we could support my income," Dudley said. "Thankfully my church stepped up and was huge and they blessed us beyond anything you could imagine.”
Fortunately, the illness has not affected the baby and the couple said they are going to learn its sex next week.
For more information about Jazmine’s condition and to help, visit https://www.gofundme.com/sjbdn-a-mother039s-heart.
Updated: August 20, 2018 03:37 PM
Created: August 18, 2018 06:54 PM
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