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Focus - Ambulatory Hyperemesis

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (excessive sickness in pregnancy) is a debilitating illness that can be very detrimental to both women and their families. It can last for a period of weeks, usually from the 6th to the 12th week of pregnancy, and women can experience a number of episodes. This often requires hospital admission for re-hydration and to manage the symptoms.  But hospital admission can massively impact on the patient's home life and childcare issues.

We are now able to offer women suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum a new plan of care.  Women can attend the Emergency Gynaecology Unit and receive fluids intravenously (directly into a vein) and anti-sickness medication as an out-patient and then return home later that day. This can be done on a number of occasions and empowers the patient to manage her symptoms and remain in her own home. This is a positive step forward in the care of this often underestimated illness.

If you have any questions or wish to know more, please speak to our nurses on the Emergency Gynaecology Unit on (0161) 276 6204.