Tag Archives: Severe

Severe pregnancy sickness: ‘I thought I was dying’

Media playback is unsupported on your device For Hannah Dalton, pregnancy meant not being able to drink fluids for eight months without throwing up, going into hospital 27 times for intravenous drips and living off ice lollies and anti-sickness medication. Hannah, 30, from Thundersley, Essex, had hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), the severe pregnancy sickness the Duchess… Read More »

‘I had a severe itch in my leg… later I was told it was cancer’ – Woman (30) on shock diagnosis

Rebecca McDonald Rebecca McDonald is now recovered. Since her recovery she has learned to drive and is now learning to swim. ‘I had a severe itch in my leg… later I was told it was cancer’ – Woman (30) on shock diagnosis Independent.ie A 30-year-old woman who suffered an incessant itch in her leg for… Read More »

In Brief: Improving Care for New Mothers with Severe Psychiatric Illness

NPR just aired a short story about a young woman who experienced postpartum psychosis after the birth of her first child.  It was a short article but it brought up several important themes. The article highlights the importance of recognizing postpartum psychosis. While we have worked hard to increase awareness of postpartum depression, the article… Read More »