Unwell woman in bed
There are varying degrees of severe pregnancy sickness, and women with the worst cases are confined to bed

Two-thirds of women experiencing extreme sickness in pregnancy are not given enough information or the drugs to treat it, charities say.

In a survey of nearly 400 women with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), half also said accessing care was difficult.

But better treatment for the condition – which the Duchess of Cambridge had – was reported in specialist units compared with hospitals.

Jess Lowe says the care she received stopped her terminating her pregnancy.

She describes her first pregnancy with HG as “very difficult – 10 times worse than a sickness bug” – but her second pregnancy as “absolutely horrific”.

“I felt like I was dying,” she says.

“The sickness started early in the pregnancy, and it was unbearable.

“I was constantly heaving and retching.

“I couldn’t keep anything down – even water and ice.”

Jess Lowe and her children
She simply stopped eating and began to lose a lot of weight.

It got to the point where she couldn’t even get out of…

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