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"The support I received over the past 6 weeks helped get me through what has been the toughest time of my life. Having someone who really who really understood the condition give advice helped us through and crucially, at times, gave me really useful information I didn't get from my own medical practitioners. In my experience, HG is such a debilitating and lonely struggle, the more support you get the better chance you have of surviving it" - Lisa, from London.

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Books about Hyperemesis Gravidarum

For women in the UK the new book Hyperemesis Gravidarum - The Definitive Guide by Caitlin Dean and Amanda Shortman is the complete handbook for sufferers, their partners and healthcare professionals. It contains a wealth of information about treatments available and how to access them, coping strategies and self help as well as information about recovering and trying again in the future. There is also sections for partners and family and friends as well as a significant section for healthcare professionals. It's a must have book for anyone affected by, or caring for women with, hyperemesis gravidarum. 10% of the profits come to the charity.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum - The Definitive Guide by Caitlin Dean adn Amanda Shortman

Caitlin Dean has written a book especially for children aged 0-11 years old. How to be an HG Hero! enables children to understand what is happening in their world and how they can take a proactive approach as a member of the family “team”.

For women in the USA the book Beyond Morning Sickness: Battling Hyperemesis Gravidarum by Ashli Foshee McCall is an excellent resource with a wealth of information about the treatments and care available there.


Ashli has also produced a book for children whose mother is now suffering to help them understand and make sense of the experience. It is called Mama Has Hyperemesis Gravidarum (But Only For A While) and is a useful resource for parents going through subsequent pregnancies.


Ashli's most recent book The Chronicles of Nausea: A Diary of Hyperemesis Gravidarum is an account of her battle to have her daughter and provides hope and inspiration to women around the globe struggling to survive the extreme end of the spectrum of pregnancy sickness.

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