Welcome to our supporter network. One of the toughest aspects of pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum is the isolation and feelings of not being understood. Many women report that the only people who can truly understand what they are going through is women who have been through it! That is why we have set up the support network to be able to provide peer support via text message, phone or email and on occasion face to face support if required. All our volunteers have either suffered hyperemesis or severe pregnancy sickness themselves or have cared closely for a loved one who has. To access support via our network please fill in the form below and our Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
In order to protect both the volunteers and the women requesting support we require all our volunteers to go through a registration process including an interview and either online training or attendance at an annual training conference. In turn we require women requesting support to register with the charity before our volunteer coordinator matches them with a local volunteer. Our volunteers provide quarterly feedback to our volunteer coordinator and in turn the trustees and it is great if the women we are supporting can give feedback too.
For online support we have a safe and secure forum where you can access support and information from our registered volunteers. It is also a way to meet other women going through the same experience and is a wonderful source of support for many women who know exactly what it is like to suffer and survive hyperemesis gravidarum. We also have a Facebook page where you can find information from charity volunteers and keep up to date with what is happening at PSS.
Partners, family and friends of sufferers are also welcome to join the forum but will only be able to access the "Partners" pages, which the women suffering can not access. It is moderated by some of the volunteers husbands, who have all been through hyperemesis gravidarum with their wives or partners. Please make it clear in you registration that you are a partner/family/friend.
If you would like to work as a volunteer for Pregnancy Sickness Support please see our page about how to get involved.