NOURISH: Nutritional Online sUrvey for pRegnancy Induced Sickness and Hyperemesis


What is the aim of the NOURISH study?

  • The aim of this project is to assess the nutritional intake and wellbeing of women experiencing severe pregnancy sickness and their pregnancy outcomes. 
  • We are also interested in learning more about those who do not experience any pregnancy sickness (or very mild sickness), so that we have a comparison group.

  • We would love to hear from you if you are <11 weeks pregnant, over 18 years old and living in the UK. 
  • If you have any friends or family who meet the above criteria and would like to take part, please let them know about the study.

How will the study work?

  • Pregnant women experiencing severe sickness will be recruited via the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity, alongside a group of pregnant women with mild or absent sickness, recruited by social media or word of mouth.
  • We will email you an online questionnaire and a link to an electronic food diary app to record your dietary intake on three occasions during pregnancy. 
  • A final brief questionnaire will be emailed to you approximately two weeks after birth.

Where do I find out more?

Complete our form if you are interested in taking part or you could contact us by email: nourishstudy@plymouth.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Our research team