Pregnancy Sickness Support
Please consider helping Pregnancy Sickness Support. We are the only UK charity providing essential information and support for women and birthing people suffering with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, as well as also supporting their families and educating healthcare professionals. Our work can be lifesaving for people 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 (NVP) is very common. On average it affects 80% of pregnancies to a greater or lesser extent. Over 30% of women and birthing people 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 (HG), which is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition which can have a profound effect on the sufferer’s health and wellbeing. Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum are particularly isolating conditions and sufferers are very often left feeling misunderstood and alone for months on end when housebound. We run a national support network for anyone 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 coping strategies at home. The charity also works hard to raise awareness of the condition in the medical world and provides first class training to healthcare professionals around the UK, as well as being heavily involved in research projects focused on the condition, improving care now and for future generations. Whilst we are a small charity, with your support we can continue to make a huge impact on pregnancy care.