Welcome to the Pregnancy Sickness Support section for Healthcare Professionals. Nausea & vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is very common. On average it affects 70-80% of pregnant women to a greater or lesser extent and the degree of severity is very much on a continuum from the mild nausea, which is helped by eating little and often, to the very extreme cases of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) in which without medical intervention and IV therapy the life of the mother and baby would be at serious risk. Hyperemesis Gravidarum effects between 1 in 100 and 1 in 150 pregnant women.
Our charity aims not just to help women suffering with these conditions but to support the healthcare professionals involved in their care.
Please take the time to explore our website and look at our resources where we have provided links and references to up to date research on the care and treatments for NVP and HG. We have sections for midwives as well as doctors in both primary and secondary care settings; although much of the information on each page is relevant to all healthcare providers and it is worth looking at the different sections for tips and advice.
If you cannot find the information you require here or would just like to speak to someone at the charity please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note this guideline is for moderate to severe NVP symptoms rather than HG
RCOG Green-top Guideline No. 69
The Management of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum
BMJ Clinical Update 2018
Management of severe pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum
The risk of a baby being born with a congenital abnormality - the difference between relative and absolute risk
Help us build up a national network of 'HG-friendly' practitioners by registering with our quick form.
How may we help?
There is lots of advice we can give to help your patients suffering with HG:
Healthcare Professionals Training
Read information about arranging a training session or study day for your team and then contact us regarding your requirements.
Caitlin our Chairperson can work with your team to develop a Hyperemesis Pathway and Treatment protocol developing the partnerships in your area between Primary care, Secondary care and the Charity sector.
If you would like to order resources including ward packs, posters and leaflets please get in touch with your requirements.
30% of pregnant women in paid employment need time off work due to NVP.
Nausea & vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is very common, on average it affects 70-80% of pregnant women to a greater or lesser extent.
85% of pregnant women have two episodes of nausea per day.