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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.

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 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, malnutrition, blood clotting 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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