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