by CARRIE N. BAKER
Reproductive rights advocates have come out in force to support Lindsay R., an Arizona woman whom the state of Arizona has branded a child abuser because she used medical marijuana while she was pregnant. National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) and 45 leading health organizations, doctors, ethicists, scientific and medical experts, and advocates have filed a brief asking an Arizona Court of Appeals to overturn the state’s action.
When Lindsay was pregnant, she had a life-threatening condition called hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which caused constant nausea and vomiting. Her condition was so severe she was hospitalized twice during her pregnancy.
JOANNA FREEDMAN in HEALTH
Friday 09 October 2020
A mum who suffered from extreme sickness during her pregnancy felt she was left with no choice but to have an abortion because she couldn't cope any longer.
In a brand new documentary on Amazon Prime, named Sick: The Battle Against HG, one woman tells how she couldn't cope any more suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum - which is a chronic pregnancy complication which has symptoms including severe nausea, vomiting and weight loss.