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Hyperemesis Gravidarum – 5 Ways You Can Make a Difference

5 Ways You Can Make a Difference Nothing Is Too Small Hyperemesis Gravidarum

This time last year, my life was overtaken by Hyperemesis – and I wasn’t even pregnant! News of the Duchess of Cambridge’s second pregnancy meant that there was an increased interest in the condition, and I raced down to London at extremely short notice for an interview on Good Morning Britain. On top of that, our …

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Together We Can Achieve Great Things (Thoughts on International Hyperemesis Awareness Day)

International Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day 15th May

Today is International Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Awareness Day, an event which will always hold a very special place in my heart. I may not write much about Hyperemesis any more, but it is something I will never forget. Over the past 3 years I have seen awareness of the condition grow, leading to greater support …

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum: The Definitive Guide – Our Book is Out Now!

Hyperemesis Gravidarum: The Definitive Guide

I can barely believe it… 3 years after the end of my own HG pregnancy, and after many, many hours spent pouring over research, talking to other sufferers and survivors, and then writing and editing until my eyes felt like they would pop out of my head, the book is finally here! Excuse me whist …

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Talking About Hyperemesis Gravidarum In The Media

Being Interviewed live on Good Morning Britain

I’m currently sitting on a train, heading back home to my one and only beautiful HG Survivor and reflecting on how my experience during pregnancy has completely changed the direction my life has taken. Had you told me a few years ago that I would be appearing on national breakfast tv to talk about a …

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International Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day 2014 – What It Means To Me

  Morning all. After the flurry of the past couple of weeks (both with hospital appointments and work) I find myself sitting here on the morning of 15th May, a date I have been working towards all year, realising I have not even thought about what I would write today. And that surprises me, because …

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum: List of Support Groups, Charities, Blogs and Resources

I thought it would be helpful to create a "go to" list of resources that can offer support, information and personal accounts of what it is like to suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. These are all groups, blogs and resources I have come across in the past year while researching for the book I am writing. …

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum: The Importance of Awareness and Accurate Reporting

I’m pretty sure that most people have heard the news about the Duchess of Cambridge being admitted to hospital for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). I’m also just as sure that many are thinking “oh just get over it!” because that is the reality of HG, hardly anyone knows what it is or understands how truly awful …

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Redefining Self-Worth

Redefining Self-Worth - How I Found Freedom by Letting Go of Achievements and Valuing Who I Am

I wanted to take a few moments today to reflect on the changes that have been happening in my life over the past few years. I don’t mean the external changes, although there have been plenty of those! I mean the internal changes that have helped me to look at my life from a whole …

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How And Why I Decided To Go Freelance

I’m going to begin this post with a little disclaimer; I have been registered as self-employed since Spring 2010 and have, during the years since, done the odd bit of freelance work here and there. I’ll be even more honest with you, when I first registered as self-employed in 2010 I had every desire to …

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Health & Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing are a major focus for us here at The Patch, because quite frankly they need to be. Between us, TJ and I have 5 different chronic health diagnoses, and our medicine cupboard sometimes feels like it could stock a pharmacy! But as much as we are thankful for the medications that help …

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Let’s Talk About… One Child Families: Interview with Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One

Mary from Over 40 and a Mum to One

In light of my trip to London this week to talk about my decision to never have another baby thanks to Hyperemesis Gravidarum, I’ve decided it is an aspect of our lives that I want to focus on in more detail. I’ve touched on it before and you can find out more on my “One Child …

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