Welcome to our supporter network. One of the toughest aspects of pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum is the isolation and feelings of not being understood. Many women report that the only people who can truly understand what they are going through is women who have been through it! That is why we have set up the support network to be able to provide peer support via text message, phone or email and on occasion face to face support if required. All our volunteers have either suffered hyperemesis or severe pregnancy sickness themselves or have cared closely for a loved one who has. To access support via our network please fill in the form below and our network coordinator will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
In order to protect both the volunteers and the women requesting support we require all our volunteers to go through a registration process including either online training or attendance at an annual training conference. In turn we require women requesting support to fill in a basic form with contact details to protect our volunteers from situations where they feel 'out of their depth'. Our volunteers provide quarterly feedback to our volunteer organiser and in turn the trustees and it is great if the women we are supporting can give feedback too.
For online support we have a Facebook page where you can find support and advice from charity volunteers and keep up to date with what is happening at PSS. There is also a Facebook support group which is not actually affiliated with the charity but is administrated by some of our volunteers and is a wonderful source of support for many women who know exactly what it is like to suffer and survive hyperemesis gravidarum.
There is also a Partners Pregnancy Sickness Support group on Facebook which is a closed group so that 'friends' can't see posts on you wall. It is run by some of the volunteers husbands, who have all been through hyperemesis gravidarum with their wives or partners.
If you would like to work as a volunteer for Pregnancy Sickness Support please see our page about how to get involved.