Pregnancy Sickness Support
Please consider helping Pregnancy Sickness Support. We are the only UK charity providing essential support and guidance for women suffering from nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, as well as also supporting their families and educating healthcare professionals. Our work can be life-saving for women and their babies, but we can only continue to do what we do thanks to the generosity of the public.
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is very common. On average it affects 70-80% of pregnant women to a greater or lesser extent. Over 30% of women in paid employment need time off work due to NVP and 1 in 100-150 women will be admitted to hospital due to the severity of their condition. This extreme end of the nausea and vomiting spectrum is called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which is a severe and potentially life threatening condition which can have a profound affect on the sufferers health and well being. Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum are particularly isolating conditions and women are very often left feeling misunderstood and alone for months on end when housebound. We run a national Support Network for women suffering any degree of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy to access support and comfort at times of isolation and distress. The network is made up of volunteers who know first hand the trials of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. We also provide information on treatments to discuss with your doctor and advice for coping strategies at home. Our volunteers also run an online forum where you can access support from a number of women at almost any time of the day or night.