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01Dec 17

Why to buy an HG Sufferer for Christmas

You’re making a list and checking it twice… but what do you get for the HG sufferer in your life who can’t leave the house, is triggered by smells and cant eat much apart from a tiny bit of toast?

Thanks to all of the wonderful ideas from Spewing Mummy followers on Facebook and Instagram I have compiled a list with some links that might be helpful in finding that perfect gift!

Pyjamas; as comfortable and soft as you can find to make those hours lying in bed a tiny bit more tolerable.

https://uk.hotmilklingerie.com/collections/sleep/products/my-darling-pj-set?variant=15195404870


Dressing Gown; to wrap up in if she does manage to get downstairs

http://www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk/nursing-robe-d5799.html

 

New bed linen; to ensure a healthy bedroom environment and to enjoy that clean bed sheet feeling for just a minute.

http://www.marksandspencer.com/pure-egyptian-cotton-230-thread-count-collection/p/ds2b15821653bd9192476020f9efdd35d9

 

Lip balm; not only helps lips to recover from dehydration but some sufferers like a scented lip balm to help cover up trigger smells (check triggers before you buy!)

Scent free lip balm

https://www.greenpeople.co.uk/scent-free-soft-lips-10ml

Peppermint lip balm

https://www.burtsbees.co.uk/product/beeswax-lip-balm/

 

A cosy pillow; to make sure she's as comfy as possible when bed or sofa bound

http://www.dunelm.com/product/fogarty-so-soft-cotton-pillow-pair-1000095319

 

Unscented candles; to help create a relaxing atmosphere.

https://www.stevalcandlecompany.co.uk/heart-multiwick-candle-unfragranced.html

 

Audio book app; to help pass the time

https://www.audible.co.uk/

 

DVD Box set; to help pass the time

https://www.tesco.com/direct/entertainment-books/dvd-blu-ray-box-sets/cat12590012.cat?source=others

 

Detangle brush; bushing her hair everyday can be a challenge, when she is able to a detangling one can help.

https://www.tangleteezer.com/all-brushes/detangling.html

 

Mediation / hypnobirthing cd or podcast; can aid relaxation

http://www.londonhypnobirthing.co.uk/shop/

 

Bubble bath; can help relaxation when a bath is possible (make sure there is someone to call if she needs to get out)

https://www.theremustbeabetterway.co.uk/humphreys-corner-fragrance-free-bubbly-bath.html

 

A pregnancy massage; can help relaxation if she has some respite from your symptoms

https://www.spafinder.co.uk/blog/find/treatments/massages/prenatal-massage/

 

A scrapbook of memories; so she can enjoy reminiscing and be reminded that this won’t last forever.

https://www.paperchase.co.uk/stationery/photo-albums-scrapbooks/scrapbooks/kraft-large-scrapbook.html

 

A bump to birth photo shoot; to remind her of the HG Hero she is

https://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/bump-to-baby-photoshoot-sp12

 

A 2018 diary; planning ahead could help remind her that HG will not last forever.

https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/catsprintshop/product/personalised-2017-journal-notebook

 

A soft knitted cotton blanket; to snuggle up in and keep her at just the right temperature

https://www.thewoolcompany.co.uk/aran-knitted-throw.html

 

Netflix; to help pass the time

https://www.netflix.com/gb/

 

A favourite magazine subscription; to help those hours pass by a little quicker

https://www.isubscribe.co.uk/

 

Hyperemesis Gravidarum The Definitive Guide: to help her feel informed and empowered

https://spewing-mummy.myshopify.com/products/hyperemesis-gravidarum-the-definitive-guide

 

Spewing Mummy Pregnancy Calendar; To help tick off those long days

https://spewing-mummy.myshopify.com/collections/main-products/products/spewing-mummy-pregnancy-calendar

Lactulose!

Maybe book a hairdresser to do a home visit.

Something to look forward too after the baby

A paid night out for the couple after the baby is born as relationships can suffer during hg

A cleaner!

 

And for the HG survivors...

Spend as much time together as a family as you can and make new memories... and possibly a spa day!

 

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I am mother of three beautiful children and wife to a fantastic and supportive husband. I am a nurse, a farmer and a trustee for Pregnancy Sickness Support. I love working hard and spending time with my kids.

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Information and support for pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum. Views are my own and do not represent those of any other organisation. Information provided here should not be a substitute for medical advice. My aim is to raise awareness and encourage sufferers to know they are not alone.

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