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bpas comment on new guidance from the RCOG regarding severe pregnancy sickness

bpas comment on new guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists regarding severe pregnancy sickness: 

“We welcome these new guidelines to improve the care women receive when suffering severe pregnancy sickness. We see women ‎who are so ill they feel they have no option but to end what would otherwise be a wanted pregnancy. While abortion must be readily available to any woman who feels she cannot continue her pregnancy, early access to medications can stop a woman's condition deteriorating to the point where she cannot go on. If a woman says she cannot cope with the level of sickness she is experiencing, she should be believed and supported. There are a number of safe and effective treatments now available and women deserve swift access to them.”

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For more information please contact the bpas press office on 0207 061 3377 or 07788 725185 or email press@bpas.org. A copy of the new guidelines can be obtained from the RCOG press office: 020 7772 6375 or email pressoffice@rcog.org.uk

About BPAS

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is a reproductive healthcare charity which sees nearly 70,000 women a year for advice and treatment for an unwanted pregnancy or a pregnancy they feel they cannot continue, at clinics across the UK. BPAS co-authored the report I Could Not Survive Another Day about the experiecne of women who had experienced Hyperemesis Gravidarum and undergone abortion with the charity Pregnancy Sickness Support.