Find out everything you need to know about nausea & vomiting during pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum. In this episode we discuss, what pregnancy sickness is, the sliding scale of severity, when to get support, what Hyperemesis is and how it’s treated.
In today’s episode of Bun in the Oven I’m talking about Pregnancy Sickness, a topic not often discussed but that’s experienced by 70-80% of pregnant women, and at it’s worse is called Hyperemesis Gravidarum and can be completely debilitating.
Personally, at 14 weeks, I have just come through that first trimester fog of pretty mild morning sickness and feel so so lucky to have got away so lightly. Given my job I know so many women who have struggled throughout their pregnancies with some form of pregnancy sickness, and the key here is you do not have to suffer in silence and there is support out there.
So, in today’s episode I speak to the incredible Dr Caitlin Dean and Megan Rossiter.
In this episode we go into detail about:
► What pregnancy sickness is
► The sliding scale of severity of pregnancy sickness
► When and where to get support
► What Hyperemesis Gravidarum is and how it’s treated
► The stigma that is still present when it comes to pregnancy sickness
► How to support your mental health when facing pregnancy sickness or Hyperemesis Gravidarum
This really does give great insight into a really difficult symptom and is ideal for those suffering but also those who work closely with pregnant people.
I hope this episode is helpful and provides you with the support you need.
► NHS: Severe Vomiting in Pregnancy – read HERE
► NHS: Vomiting & Morning Sickness – read HERE
Megan Rossiter is an antenatal and hypnobirthing teacher, mum to 2 and 2 little stars in the sky.
She suffered with Hyperemesis Gravidarum in both pregnancies and uses her platform to raise awareness around the condition. Megan is the founder of birth-ed, providing Multi-Award Winning antenatal & hypnobirthing courses to families across the globe.
► Follow Birth Ed on Instagram HERE
► Birth-Ed Website: click HERE
► Listen to The Birth-Ed Podcast HERE
Dr Caitlin Dean
Dr Caitlin Dean is a registered nurse and researcher specialising in pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum and is the chairperson for Pregnancy Sickness Support.
Having suffered the condition herself she has dedicated her career to ensuring other sufferers receive support and information needed to survive the condition. She writes widely for the lay and medical press, talks at conferences, provides education for healthcare professionals and acts as a spokesperson for the condition globally.
Last October Caitlin obtained her PhD in hyperemesis research and is passionate about putting the patient’s voice and lived experience at the heart of medical research. Caitlin lives on a farm in Cornwall with her husband, three children, two dogs and some cows, in her spare time she runs a property development company and likes to travel.
► Follow Pregnancy Sickness Support on Instagram HERE
► Pregnancy Sickness Support Website: click HERE
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