About Pregnancy Sickness Support

Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) is a national charity supporting women with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). It provides a telephone helpline and an online forum as well as a national peer support network for sufferers to access. It also educates and supports healthcare professionals treating the conditions. The charity provides information leaflets and a website with a wide range of information about treatments, coping strategies, employment rights, information for carers and preparation for further HG pregnancies.

Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) are generally under-appreciated and under-researched conditions which affect thousands of women every year. Women with HG experience severe and prolonged nausea and vomiting, which lasts all day for months on end leading to severe weight loss, dehydration, isolation. It can also result in depression and post traumatic stress disorder. Without treatment HG can be dangerous with complications for both mum and baby. Before modern treatments such as IV fluids, it was the leading cause of death in early pregnancy.

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