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 I squeal for just a minute or two… *squeeeeee*
I am anxiously awaiting my own “in print” copy (my co-author has hers already!) and then I shall update this post with a celebratory photo. But for now, let me tell you more about it…
The book is 232 pages long, packed full of information based on the latest research, suggestions and anecdotes from other sufferers and survivors, and a whole pile of resources to help anyone who is currently suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, those who have previously suffered, and those who are planning another pregnancy.
But it isn’t just for sufferers, oh no, we wanted it to be THE definitive guide and so we have also dedicated chapters to partners and carers as well as healthcare professionals too. What more could you want?
Not much, it seems, because despite the books still being “preorder only” on Amazon we have already hit #4 on the bestseller list for the category “Pregnancy and Childbirth” and we only started sharing the link at around 8:30pm last night… that’s #4 on the bestsellers list in our first 12 hours of selling, 12 hours which were overnight I might add! I’m not sure either Caitlin or myself can quite believe it!
The book is aimed specifically at a UK audience, as we have based an awful lot of the treatment chapters on the NHS services available. However, there is still a vast amount of information available for sufferers and survivors elsewhere in the world, and so the book is also available through amazon.com as well as amazon.co.uk
It is currently only available in paperback, at a price of £10 per copy. However an eBook version is coming very soon and we will let you know as soon as it is available!
I’d like to take a moment now to thank everyone who has supported me (and Caitlin) throughout this entire process. I’m pretty sure I probably sounded crazy when I announced to my family that I was going to write a book about HG when my son was only 3 months old. I’m pretty sure I was slightly crazy, to be honest, having seen just how much time and effort it has taken!! But I have been supported from start to finish from family, friends and the online community alike and for that I want to say a massive thank you. I would not be celebrating today if it weren’t for that support.
All that is left to say is that I do hope you will go and buy a copy of the book and find it useful. If you do, please consider leaving a review for us on amazon, as that will increase our exposure and ranking. I’d also love to hear from you here on the blog if you have bought and read the book – let me know what you think.
If you are a journalist or PR agency and would like to talk to me further regarding my own experience, my work for the charity Pregnancy Sickness Support or my book “Hyperemesis Gravidarum: The Definitive Guide” then please do get in touch using my contact form or call me on 07428 119956