Thomas Howes

Charity

Pregnancy Sickness Support
Pregnancy Sickness Support is a registered UK charity working to improve care, treatment and support for women suffering from Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) and the severe form of the condition; Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). We are currently a small charity and we rely heavily on donations and fund-raising from sufferers and the work of volunteers. We are setting up a national support network for sufferers and raising awareness about the Nausea and Vomiting in pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum with the public, the media and Health Care Professionals (HCP's). We are also involved in ongoing research into the cause and treatment of NVP and HG and the psychological impact for sufferers and their families. We host an annual conference for Pregnancy Sickness and we are developing online training course for both volunteers and HCP's. Long term we would like to see the charity grow to reflect the national need for support for these conditions and to improve awareness and eductation regarding the conditions.
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24hour live charity gaming event in aid of Pregnancy Sickness Support

In 2008 my partner was diagnosed with Hyperemises Gravidarum (HG). During the following pregnancies the symptoms of HG got worse and worse.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is not widely known but has serious consequences on a lot of women, their partners and families. Hyperemesis Gravidarum affects only 1% of women with pregnancy sickness and is extremely unpleasant for sufferers. 1 in 100-150 women will be admitted to hospital due to the severity of their condition. It is a severe and potentially life threatening condition which can have a profound affect on the sufferers health and well being.

A large part of the pregnancies were spent in hospital, being on a constant drip allowing rehydration and medicine. This was an extremely challenging time for our family, one I cannot even begin to describe. My partner was bed bound for the majority of the pregnancy. I cannot even recall how many ambulances we had called to the house. We really struggled and were moments away from decisions we would have regretted.

Pregnancy sickness support (PSS) run a national support network for women suffering any degree of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, to access support and comfort at times of isolation and distress.

My partner received advice and spoke to women that have been through exactly the same thing as she was going through. This provided the massive support we needed. Without the help from Pregnancy Sickness Support our family would not be what it is today.

Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) are aiming to raise £9000 to place a leaflet in bounty packs for new parents to take home with them when they first discover the pregnancy.

On 11th November 2016 I will be streaming Destiny live for 24 hours on Twitch on the Playstation 4 (twitch.tv/bringers_of_fate). You can watch live or get involved and add me on PS4 (Howes_of_Pain). Or come along and whilst watching live join the chat

Please sponsor me to enable me to give something back to the charity that did so much for Me, Tori, Honor, Hope and Ted.

 

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£659.67

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£802.84
Total donors:
35
Last donor:
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