Nine months of…
Welcome to 'nine months of...' the home of fundraising for Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS).
Lets start with the NMO campaign itself, we started this in 2013 the 8th August to be precise. It was so successful we thought why not carry this on, so this brings us to today, we are looking for fundraisers to help us raise funds and awareness by doing something for a full 9 months.
Here are some things you could try:
- The Welsh Three Peaks, Yorkshire Three Peaks and 6 Peaks (Welsh plus Yorkshire)
- Baking cakes and bread every week to sell for nine months
- Walking 9K each month or every week for nine months
- Crocheting and sewing for at least nine minutes each day for nine months to make items for an Ebay auction in aid of the charity.
- Triathlon training for nine months
- Getting fit for nine months
We aren't just hoping that someone will be able to commit to doing something for 9 months, we have plenty of other fundraising ideas as well. Check them out in the Team PSS 2018 flyer below.
Our Fundraising and Engagement administrator Fern is always happy to help by providing information and resources, answer any questions or simply offer support when you need it.
What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?
Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) are generally under appreciated and under researched conditions which affect thousands of woman every year. Women experience severe and prolonged nausea and vomiting, 24/7 for months on end leading to isolation and depression. Without treatment HG can be dangerous with complications for both mum and baby. Before modern treatments such as IV therapy, it was the leading cause of death in early pregnancy.
This campaign hopes to highlight the fact that unlike “morning sickness” which is generally over by 12 weeks, HG more commonly persists throughout the pregnancy and 60% of women will still have symptoms by the time they give birth. 65% of women do not have the number of children they would like due to HG.
There are a number of safe and effective treatments available for NVP and HG in the UK but access to treatment is frequently a healthcare lottery. Our peer support network provides support for women suffering NVP and HG through their pregnancy from registered, trained and insured volunteers who have suffered themselves.
Pregnancy Sickness Support
Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) is the only national charity supporting women with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). It provides a telephone helpline and an online forum as well as a national peer support network for sufferers to access. It also educates and supports healthcare professionals treating the condition.