A new report on women’s experiences of hyperemesis has been published by Pregnancy Sickness Support and BPAS.
The report aims to reflect the experiences of women who have experienced termination of pregnancy while suffering hyperemesis gravidarum over the past 10 years and examine what more could be done to improve care for women in this situation and better support their choices.
Affecting between 70-80% of pregnant women to a greater or lesser extent (ref: Pregnancy Sickness Support) nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is very common. Hyperemesis gravidarum, the extreme end of the nausea and vomiting spectrum, is a severe and potentially life threatening condition which can have a profound affect on the sufferers health and well being.
More than 70 women from the UK responded to the survey, which solicited responses from women who had been carrying otherwise wanted pregnancies.
To read the full report visit Pregnancy Sickness Support.
Pregnancy Sickness Support is a registered UK charity working to improve care, treatment and support for women suffering nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).
BPAS supports reproductive choice and health by advocating and providing high quality, affordable services to prevent unwanted pregnancies.