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Amy Schumer has returned to work after being hospitalised for hyperemesis gravidarum

Amy Schumer has returned to work after being hospitalised last week for suffering from severe pregnancy sickness, also known as hyperemesis gravidarum.

The 37-year-old actress, who is pregnant with her first child, posted a picture to Instagram of herself waving to fans attending her stand-up show in Newark, New Jersey.

Amy Schumer reveals she is suffering from pregnancy sickness in second trimester

“Thanks for bringing me back to life Newark (something no one else has ever said) @marcusrussellprice, Amy captioned the pic.

However, Amy revealed she would have to cancel some shows. Adding on a snap of herself showing off her burgeoning bump: “However doctors orders not to travel cross country yet so I’m sorry that Seattle, Phoenix and Oakland will need to be postponed.

“I promise to go see you guys and make up the date real soon… The rest of the tour will go on as planned!”

Last week, the I Feel Pretty star shared a snap of herself lying in a hospital bed hooked up to a drip.

“I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story,” she said.

“I’ve been even more ill this trimester. I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bullsh*t! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati! They are cool as hell!”

Amy confirmed she was expecting her first child with husband Chris Fisher last month. We’re glad you’re feeling better, Amy!

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What is hyperemesis gravidarum?

Hyperemesis gravidarum is more severe than morning sickness. It is a pregnancy complication that is characterised by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and dehydration.

Signs and symptoms may also include vomiting many times a day and feeling faint. If you suspect you are suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum we advise you speak to your GP as soon as possible.

Kate Middleton also famously suffered from this form of debilitating pregnancy sickness and was hospitalised throughout all three of her pregnancies.

What causes pregnancy sickness?

From mild nausea to vomiting so severe it requires a hospital stay, more than half of all pregnant women are plagued by morning sickness. But what exactly is it, and what does it mean?

While we all like to joke that morning sickness should be called all-day-sickness, it is generally worse earlier in the day. It usually kicks in at around the fourth week of pregnancy and starts to improve and even disappear at about the 12th to 14th week.

One in five women will continue getting morning sickness into their second trimester. However, some will have it right until they have their baby.

Generally, it won’t harm you or your baby, unless it’s an extreme case.

Interestingly, science still hasn’t been able to pinpoint a reason for morning sickness, but it’s thought things like hormones, blood pressure fluctuations, altered metabolism and chemical changes all play a role.

There are some studies that have suggested a link between human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and morning sickness. Because HCG is higher in women who are pregnant with multiples, it’s thought they may suffer worse morning sickness.

Side view of beautiful sick young woman in pajama holding hand on her stomach while leaning on the toilet

10 ways to help ease morning sickness

  1. Try and get some food in your tummy before you get out of bed – something like dry crackers or water may help.
  2. To try and keep the nausea at bay, eat small meals often throughout the day.
  3. Avoid fatty foods and coffee.
  4. Eat when you feel like it, don’t wait for meal times.
  5. Ginger has been known to help ease feelings of nausea.
  6. If the smell of food is putting you off, get someone else to prepare your meals.
  7. Try different types of food – sweet, salty, crunchy etc, to see if any make you feel less sick.
  8. Drink lots of water – six to eight glasses a day. If you’re vomiting a lot, make sure you up your fluid intake.
  9. You can try acupressure wristbands that are designed for travel sickness.
  10. The Healthy Mummy Morning Sickness Smoothie!

The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothies

 

Sascha Farley Pregnancy Smoothie

Are you currently pregnant? Then you should try our yummy Healthy Mummy Pregnancy smoothie.

If you are suffering from morning sickness and find eating food difficult – our smoothie is a great way to nourish your body with an easy to drink smoothie- it also contains ginger.

The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie is designed to complement, not replace, your prenatal vitamin intake. Our nutritionists ensured that the vitamins and minerals in the smoothie are at a low level so there is no risk of doubling up on any pregnancy vitamins.

It is ideal as a high-protein, high-calcium snack in pregnancy. You can download the Pregnancy Smoothie Label here.

To purchase yours, click here.

*Please note that The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy range promotes healthy weight gain in pregnancy*

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