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‘I couldn’t believe it when I found out that there was a charity that deals with HG. I actually broke down, at last what I had seemed valid.’ - a hyperemesis gravidarum sufferer

Facts and figures

  • Nausea & vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is very common
    On average it affects 70-80% of pregnant women to a greater or lesser extent.
     
  • About 45% of pregnant women suffer from nausea with vomiting while an additional 25% suffer with nausea only.
     
  • 85% of women have two episodes of nausea per day and 55% have three or more episodes per day.
     
  • Eating actually reduces the nausea of NVP in 50% of women.
     
  • 30% of pregnant women in paid employment need time off work due to NVP.
     
  • One in 100 to one in 150 pregnant women will need to be admitted to hospital because they have “hyperemesis gravidarum” (severe pregnancy sickness).

We have recently been conducting two large scale studies to produce far more statistics and information about Hyperemesis Gravidarum. The results will be available late summer 2013 and initial findings are appearing very interesting. The first study is looking at women's experiences of Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the second is looking at Healthcare Professionals understanding of the condition and attitudes towards treatment. Please watch this space for further information.