The charities Pregnancy Support Sickness (PSS) and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) have jointly published I could not survive another day, highlighting the impact on women of severe pregnancy sickness, known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). Together the PSS and BPAS have surveyed women who have experienced termination of pregnancy while suffering HG over the past 10 years. More than 70 women from the UK responded to the survey, which solicited responses from women who had been carrying otherwise wanted pregnancies. This report aims to reflect their experiences and examines what more can be done to improve care for women in this situation and better support their choices.
Additional link: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists press release