Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Partners

I'm worried my partner has hyperemesis gravidarum, how can I tell? The doctors don't seem to listen to my partner, how can I help advocate for her? I'm concerned my partner is getting depressed from the illness. What can I do?

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

How do I know if I have Hyperemesis Gravidarum? I still have pregnancy sickness in my third trimester, will it go away when I give birth? I've read that as I have had hyperemesis in this pregnancy I have more chance of getting it again, is there anything I can do to reduce my chances of getting HG again?

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Why do I have pregnancy sickness? Why does pregnancy sickness vary from one pregnancy to another? Is nausea and vomiting in pregnancy normal? Is nausea and vomiting in pregnancy a good thing? Why does pregnancy sickness last so long in some pregnancies? Can nausea and vomiting stop before 12 weeks of pregnancy, and if so what are the chances of this happening? Is pregnancy sickness worse if you are carrying a girl or a boy? Is pregnancy sickness worse with twins?

Treatment for Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

How can I cope with pregnancy sickness? How can pregnancy sickness be treated? Do alternative therapies work?

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"I've found having a peer supporter really useful. A few texts seems like such a small thing, but it’s meant a lot to know I’m not alone and that there is someone that I can speak to, who has been through it themselves"

70-80%

Nausea & vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is very common, on average it affects 70-80% of pregnant women to a greater or lesser extent.

30%

30% of pregnant women in paid employment need time off work due to NVP.

85%

85% of pregnant women have two episodes of nausea per day.

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