News archive

9 July 2021

HG Hero Summer Challenge

  This August we are challenging your HG Heroes!   If you know a child who would enjoy participating in a super fun fundraising mission...

11 May 2021


HG Awareness Day 2021 #HGtruths Join the HG Community in the UK to celebrate International Hyperemesis Awareness Day 2021. Throughout the month of...

4 May 2021

International Hyperemesis Awareness Day 2021

15th May - International Hyperemesis Awareness Day   This annual event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the condition and the many support...

5 March 2021

NOURISH study is launched in the UK

Are you interested in helping contribute to Hyperemesis research?   Then come and join the NOURISH study.   The aim of this project is to...

24 December 2020

Festive Opening Times 2020

We are still available for information and support this festive season. If you aren't able to get through on our Helpline please leave a message or use...

7 December 2020

Funding Opportunity for Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research

The Bikja trust is now open for applications for funding for Hyperemesis Gravidarum research.   In the 2021 round, there is one larger grant of...

14 October 2020

Association between hyperemesis gravidarum and psychological symptoms, psychosocial outcomes and infant bonding: a two-point prospective case–control multicentre survey study in an inner city setting

"The psychological, psychosocial and economic implications of HG should be considered when caring for women with this evidently debilitating condition....

3 September 2020

Sick – The Battle Against HG launches on Prime Video & Vimeo

Sick - The Battle Against HG is the world's first documentary about Hyperemesis Gravidarum.  Sick explores the untold story of women experiencing...

10 August 2020

Ondansetron for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: re-evaluating the teratogenic risk

"The background risk of CLP is small (accounting for 11 per 10,000 pregnancies); therefore, a small increase in relative risk means that the absolute risk...

30 June 2020

Research: Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is not just ‘morning sickness’: data from a prospective cohort study in the UK

Research published today in the British Journal of General Practice by Pregnancy Sickness Support's Founding Trustee Professor Roger Gadsby concludes...

25 June 2020

Steroid treatment during the COVID-19 crisis

We have been receiving reports of HG sufferers being refused steroid treatment during the COVID-19 crisis due to to the medication suppressing the immune...

15 June 2020

Pregnancy Sickness Support Podcast

Pregnancy Sickness Support now has a podcast! "Everything you need to know about Pregnancy Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum" hosted by Karen and Lindsay. Every...

22 May 2020

Pregnancy Sickness Support Research May 2020

Pregnancy Sickness Support is the UK charity supporting people impacted by Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). We...

15 May 2020

Charity Ambassador Michelle Owen Blogs for HGAD2020

This time last year I’d just announced I was pregnant, it had been the longest 13 weeks of my life already. From week 4 I’d been sick, from...

27 March 2020

Pregnancy Sickness Support and Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Pregnancy Sickness Support is open and operational as normal however our staff team will be working primarily from home. We will endeavour to respond...

19 February 2020


We have created information to inform sufferers, their carers and their Healthcare Professionals regarding the medication Ondansetron (Zofran)   You...

14 February 2020

Pregnancy Sickness Support has a new Charity Ambassador!

We are delighted to announce that Sky Sports broadcaster Michelle Owen is Pregnancy Sickness Support's very first Charity Ambassador!   “During...

28 January 2020

Pregnancy Sickness Support seeks new Trustee

We are looking for a Trustee to join our board. Pregnancy Sickness Support works to improve care, treatment and support for people suffering from severe...

9 January 2020

Pregnancy Sickness Support has been awarded funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

We are thrilled to announce that Pregnancy Sickness Support has been awarded funding fromThe National Lottery Community Fund Pregnancy Sickness Support...

15 May 2019

The Sick Film Trailer is Here!

The Sick Film is a documentary about Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Presented by Charlotte Howden, a TV presenter from the UK and produced by Good Guys Productions....

15 May 2019

Largest study of sickness in pregnancy launches

Women with severe sickness during pregnancy are being invited to join the largest study of the condition in Europe, led by Guy’s and St Thomas’...

4 February 2019

Pregnancy Sickness: How Might Counselling Help?

Michelle Nicholson provides some practical recommendations for counselling women suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum This...

6 December 2018

BMJ Clinical Update 2018

BMJ Clinical Update 2018 - Management of severe pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum Chairperson Caitlin Dean, Trustees Manjeet Shemar and...

16 October 2018

Ditch the Ketones

Chairperson Caitlin Dean has recently blogged about many Healthcare settings across the UK using ketones to determine the need for IV fluids and antisickness...

21 March 2018

Placenta and appetite genes GDF15 and IGFBP7 are associated with hyperemesis gravidarum.

Placenta and appetite genes GDF15 and IGFBP7 are associated with hyperemesis gravidarum. After paralyzing nausea and intractable vomiting caused her to...

1 February 2018

Research highlights mental health impact of HG

Research highlights mental health impact of severe pregnancy sickness, HG Some women experienced suicidal thoughts after feeling isolated, depressed,...


"The helpline was really comforting, and the volunteer peer supporter was so kind, and gave practical support for my GP appointment.."


Nausea & vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is very common, on average it affects 70-80% of pregnant women to a greater or lesser extent.


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


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