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Plea for morning sickness nurses.

A mum who nearly died from the illness that struck Princess Kate is campaigning for more help for victims.

Natalie Robb, 25, is shocked that there are no specialist nurses in Scotland to treat severe morning sickness morning sickness
n.
Nausea and vomiting upon rising in the morning, especially during early pregnancy. Also called nausea gravidarum.


morning sickness 
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She has been invited to speak to MSPs about the care offered tomumssufferinghyperemesis gravidarum.

Natalie launched a Holyrood petition earlier this year and will now address the public petitions committee.

She vomited up to 40 times a day when she was pregnant with daughter Eilidh, who was born in May 2010.

Nurse Natalie, of Errol, Perthshire, said: "I know from my own experience it's not always as simple as just morning sickness.

"I suffered horrifically and can completely sympathise with Kate at this time.

"I can only hope with my campaigning and the fact Kate has raised the awareness of morning sickness, more centres, like the one she was at in London, will be opened across the country.

"The British Medical Journal The British Medical Journal, or BMJ, is one of the most popular and widely-read peer-reviewed general medical journals in the world.[2] It is published by the BMJ Publishing Group Ltd (owned by the British Medical Association), whose other  states two in 100 pregnant women in the UK suffer from it.

"It's an extremely severe illness resulting in health problems including dehydration, renal failure renal failure
n.
Acute or chronic malfunction of the kidneys resulting from any of a number of causes, including infection, trauma, toxins, hemodynamic abnormalities, and autoimmune disease, and often resulting in systemic symptoms, especially edema,
, malnutrition, blood clotting blood clotting, process by which the blood coagulates to form solid masses, or clots. In minor injuries, small oval bodies called platelets, or thrombocytes, tend to collect and form plugs in blood vessel openings.  problems, depression and, on some occasions, it can result in death."

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: "All midwives receive training in hyperemesis gravidarum."

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Date:Dec 16, 2012
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