Spewing Mummy News https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/ Latest news from Spewing Mummy en-gb (c) Spewing Mummy, https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/ Spewing Mummy https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/images/site/rss.jpg https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/ 100 100 Latest news from Spewing Mummy Welcome https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/rss/ Welcome to the Spewing Mummy news RSS feed! For information visit our site at https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/ We're off on Holiday https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/were-off-on-holiday After a very difficult start to the year Me and my HG Heroes are heading off into the Canadian Wilderness for 10 days to enjoy some much needed family time. We wont have access to WiFi or phone signal, I will reply to any messages and emails during the first week of September... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:24:00 +0000 Fifty Shades of Green https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/fifty-shades-of-green Have a baby they said, you'll glow they said. So I did but I didn't. My glow was more a shade of pond green algae rather than the pregnant lady radiance I had hoped for. It’s amazing how you know early on when everything's about to change and not just because your boobs are massive, it all proceeds with a puke... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:58:00 +0000 HG Heroes - Dr Tony Nicoll https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/hg-heroes---dr-tony-nicoll- Dr Tony Nicoll of Dundee, Scotland, is my medical HG hero!  He is an extraordinary person and I am delighted that he recently won a gold award in the ‘Outstanding Individual (Non-Clinical)’ category of the NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:45:00 +0000 THE JOY OF HG https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/the-joy-of-hg Happy Father's Day! In celebration of Fathers Day yesterday i asked Ian to write a guest blog to raise awareness of what it is like for husbands and partners supporting their wives/partners through HG.... Here's to the Joy of HG  Finding out your partner is pregnant is one of the most incredible things that can happen to you... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:33:00 +0000 A Narrative Research Project https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/a-narrative-research-project For those of you new to my blog I'm currently undertaking a PhD in Health Studies focusing on hyperemesis gravidarum to help further the international research efforts. PhD's are fairly long and arduous processes and a hell of a lot slower than my usual pace of churning out surveys of women's experiences and so on... Fri, 05 May 2017 14:18:00 +0000 Questions with Caitlin - Questions & Research https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/questions-with-caitlin---questions--research Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:33:00 +0000 Questions with Caitlin https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/questions-with-caitlin Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:01:00 +0000 Spotlight On PSS Volunteers - Lindsay Salmon https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/spotlight-on-pss-volunteers---lindsay-salmon “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew Following on from my series of HG Heroes recognising  partners, healthcare professionals, friends and employers making a massive difference to hyperemesis sufferers i  will be spending the next few weeks highlighting the vital work of the Pregnancy Sickness Sickness Support Volunteers... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:58:00 +0000 Spotlight On PSS Volunteers - Claire Sceeny https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/spotlight-on-pss-volunteers---claire-sceeny “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew Following on from my series of HG Heroes recognising  partners, healthcare professionals, friends and employers making a massive difference to hyperemesis sufferers i  will be spending the next few weeks highlighting the vital work of the Pregnancy Sickness Sickness Support Volunteers... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:44:00 +0000 Spotlight On PSS Volunteers https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/spotlight-on-pss-volunteers “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew Following on from my series of HG Heroes recognising  partners, healthcare professionals, friends and employers making a massive difference to hyperemesis sufferers i  will be spending the next few weeks highlighting the vital work of the Pregnancy Sickness Sickness Support Volunteers... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:47:00 +0000 Spotlight On PSS Volunteers https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/spotlight-on-pss-volunteers- “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew Following on from my series of HG Heroes recognising  partners, healthcare professionals, friends and employers making a massive difference to hyperemesis sufferers i  will be spending the next few weeks highlighting the vital work of the Pregnancy Sickness Sickness Support Volunteers... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:25:00 +0000 My First Vlog!! https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/my-first-vlog Yesterday I took part in training called 'How to use the Media to publicise your research' as part of my PhD. I worked with a team of media experts to further develop my media skills including my interview technique. It was a great day and allowed me to consolidate the journalism training i did about 5 years ago... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:47:00 +0000 Hyperemesis Ireland https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/hyperemesis-ireland It’s taken over a year to actually sort out a meeting but it’s finally happened… on Wednesday I flew to Ireland for the first meeting of a group of people who are soon to be the Trustees for Hyperemesis Ireland, a charity to support women and families affected by hyperemesis gravidarum in the Republic of Ireland... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:33:00 +0000 TALKING PANTS with Carol Smillie https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/talking-pants-with-carol-smillie- When I was pregnant I wet myself almost every time I spewed up, which was A LOT... there I've said it, on the internet for all to see. And quite frankly, after pushing three kids out of my vagina, my day to day continence isn't what it once was regardless of the hyperemesis... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:06:00 +0000 https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/uks-first-national-pregnancy-sickness-telephone-counselling-service Back in May of this year Pregnancy Sickness Support held its biennial Volunteer Conference in Bristol. Michelle Nicholson presented her MSc Dissertation qualitative research detailing the beneficial effects of writing therapy for women who have suffered all levels of pregnancy sickness... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:13:00 +0000 Contributing to medical research https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/contributing-to-medical-research I handed the blog over to Dr Margaret O’Hara - HG survivor, medical physicist and Trustee of Pregnancy Sickness Support to talk about our current research and the importance of NVP and HG sufferers and survivors being involved. One of the aims of PSS is to highlight women’s experiences of HG to healthcare professionals and the wider public... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:49:00 +0000 A week on the ground https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/a-week-on-the-ground As you know I’m the Chairperson for the National Hyperemesis Gravidarum charity Pregnancy Sickness Support which runs a helpline and a national support network of volunteers which I set up nearly 5 years ago. The network started as a small group of trustees each with a spreadsheet of three or four volunteers in their geographical region who they’ll have spoken on the phone to at some point... Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:38:00 +0000 Surviving in the summer https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/surviving-in-the-summer Surviving NVP & HG in the summer Surviving NVP and HG is traumatic and debilitating, when you add in high summer temperatures (25 degrees + during the heat wave) it can make it that much more difficult to manage. Karen Lodge, Support Coordinator at Pregnancy Sickness Support has put together a list of top tips and helpful products that might go some way to help sufferers during the warmer summer months... Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:05:00 +0000 HER Foundation HELP Score https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/her-foundation-help-score The amazing and wonderful Hyperemesis Education and Research (HER) Foundation in the USA are developing a tool which can be used to assess the severity of a woman’s HG symptoms and their impact on her life. Currently the only commonly used tool is the PUQE Score which is handy for distinguishing between regular morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum and for assessing the severity of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:13:00 +0000 https://www.spewingmummy.co.uk/blog/post/husbands-partners-and-carers-have-your-say I wrote a few weeks ago regarding the exciting new research happening in The Netherlands to develop an internationally recognised definition and core outcome set for hyperemesis gravidarum. This research will have wide reaching implications for all future HG research and, if done well, will have an incredibly positive impact for HG sufferers for generations to come... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:15:00 +0000