Pink Stork Founder and CEO, Amy Suzanne has seen it all. Her path to motherhood was filled with obstacles, including an infertility diagnosis, severe morning sickness, and a deathbed scare, all with military deployments complicating these challenges.
During her first pregnancy Amy contracted a severe blood infection from an IV line while in the hospital for complications from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She was given 24 hours to live, but miraculously both she and her baby pushed through. Less than 2% of women suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which is a condition that causes severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance. Mild cases can be managed with diet, rest, and antacids, but more severe cases often require a stay in the hospital to receive fluid and nutrition.
Amy continued to struggle with debilitating Hyperemesis Gravidarum through her next two pregnancies, mentally, physically, and spiritually. As a military spouse, the isolation, defeat and guilt she battled spending months on end in the hospital and away from her family while her husband was deployed was almost too much to bear. It wasn’t until she began working with doctors, her mom (who was a registered nurse) and other professionals to develop a holistic path forward that she started to find relief from her Hyperemesis Gravidarum. With her team by her side during her fourth pregnancy, they developed a regimen of natural products that forever changed Amy’s life for the better.