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HG Facts

Hyperemesis Gravidarum rarely ends at 12 weeks of pregnancy. It typically improves in the middle of pregnancy, but symptoms often last until birth. 

Support is Vital

"The support I received over the past 6 weeks helped get me through what has been the toughest time of my life. Having someone who really who really understood the condition give advice helped us through and crucially, at times, gave me really useful information I didn't get from my own medical practitioners. In my experience, HG is such a debilitating and lonely struggle, the more support you get the better chance you have of surviving it" - Lisa, from London.

History and Future

In 2016 a small group of women affected by hyperemesis gravidarum and healthcare professionals with an interest and compassion for the condition met in Dublin to found Hyperemesis Ireland. With the help of it's sister organisation Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) in the UK and personal donations the fledgling charity was registered in 2017 and launched it's logo and website.

Within weeks of mentioning it's foundation on social media over 50 potential volunteers with a wealth of experience and skills had registered interest and support. PSS have been helping us to recruit, interview and induct volunteers and will coordinate the support requests initially. It is our hope that over the next few years the charity will establish a solid foundation on which to grow. The next step would be to introduce a helpline for Ireland and eventually have sufficient funds to employ our own coordinator, hold conferences and training sessions and ultimately ensure that care for hyperemesis in Ireland is not just world class but consistent across the country.

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