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S2 Episode 3. When ginger doesn't cut it: Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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In Episode 3 of season 2, our guest Katy shares with us the unimaginably difficult journey of her three pregnancies afflicted with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). Like so many conditions affecting women throughout history, nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, has historically been dismissed as a personal weakness. At best it has been undertreated, at worst women have been blamed and ignored. Whilst these dark ages are hopefully behind us, there is no doubt there is a long way to go in understanding the debilitating impact that nausea and vomiting, and in it’s extreme form- hyperemesis gravidarum - can have on women and their pregnancies. We are so grateful to Katy for sharing her story of her dark days of battling Hyperemesis Gravidarum. The overwhelming physical and emotional impacts of severe, persistent and debilitating nausea rendering any mundane task impossible for nine long months is difficult to imagine. Katy shares with us the pregnancy story of her two beautiful children, and of the story of her traumatic first pregnancy that ended in heartbreak. Thank you Katy for sharing your story and adding your voice to this rare and little understood condition.

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Episode 3

Season 2

by Dr Alex Umbers and Dr Kara Thompson