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Hyperemesis Research

The aim of this project is to assess the nutritional intake and well-being of people experiencing extreme pregnancy sickness and to compare this to a group of pregnant people experiencing little or no pregnancy sickness. If you are UK based, over 18 and under 11 weeks pregnant please click below to find out more and sign up to take part.

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Our volunteer network is made up of women around the UK who have suffered hyperemesis gravidarum, or have severe pregnancy sickness themselves.

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Healthcare Professionals

We can offer training and support for healthcare professionals and NHS Trusts wanting to improve services offered for hyperemesis gravidarum. Click if you would like know more about how PSS can support your practice.

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Online Support Forum

We also run an active Forum for sufferers which also has a section for partners and carers whose loved ones are suffering, which is run by some of the volunteers' husbands.

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 Welcome to Pregnancy Sickness Support

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum -
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Healthcare Professionals

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.

 

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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.

85%

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

30%

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

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