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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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If you are suffering from nausea & vomiting in pregnancy there is nothing that you are doing or have done which has brought on these symptoms, apart from conceiving.

It is not known what causes nausea & vomiting in pregnancy (NVP). There are many rumours and theories in both the medical and general press, some of which are simply nonsense. What can be said with certainty is that you are suffering from a common problem that affects women of all personality types, ethnic backgrounds and types of employment or educational levels.

Unpleasant or prolonged symptoms of NVP are not to be feared from the viewpoint of a healthy pregnancy. NVP does not mean there is anything wrong with your baby and it does not affect the baby. However, NVP can be awful for the mother-to-be and therefore it should not be ignored.

Contact our Support Network for emotional support and use our Forum for online support. If you think your nausea and vomiting is not manageable with the information provided here and you want to try medication or alternative therapies then please refer to our pages on these options.

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy in any degree of severity is an unpleasant and traumatic experience. We are here to offer support and information to women throughout the UK suffering with Pregnancy Sickness. Please be reassured that you do not need to suffer alone; our volunteer supporters are here to help you get through. For information on coping with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy please refer to our Coping Strategies. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions section and a section for Healthcare Professionals to refer your doctor or midwife to.


Hyperemesis Gravidarum, is a condition at the severe end of the Pregnancy Sickness Spectrum and is a serious condition which requires medical treatment to ensure the safety of the mother and the baby. If you think you have Hyperemesis Gravidarum and are getting dehydrated and malnourished then you need to seek medical help. There are a number of treatments available and support is absolutely vital due to the prolonged mental strain of extreme vomiting in pregnancy. Please also see our information on eating and drinking and refer loved ones to our Advice for Carers section. You can contact us via email or phone for help. For women suffering with Hyperemesis Gravidarum we can also recommend our forum for online support which is moderated by our registered volunteers.

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