Caitlin Dean is a registered general nurse and chairperson for the charity Pregnancy Sickness Support. Since suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) during her own three pregnancies Caitlin has dedicated her career to specialising in the condition and is currently undertaking a PhD in hyperemesis gravidarum research. In addition to her formal studies Caitlin writes, blogs and acts as a national spokesperson on HG in both the medical and general media. Her books, Hyperemesis Gravidarum - The Definitive Guide and How to be an HG Hero have helped countless women through the most difficult times of their lives.
Caitlin has been a trustee of Pregnancy Sickness Support since 2011 when she established the national peer support network. She was elected as Chairperson in 2015 and has continued to drive the charity forward establishing partnerships and collaborations and generally shouting about HG at every opportunity.
Her work in HG has led to a wider interest in Women's Human Rights, particularly in relation to healthcare and maternity care. She is a proud feminist raising feminist children and supported by her feminist husband.
Lorraine Wright has been a Beauty Therapist for 25 years and has been teaching Beauty Therapy for 20 years.
I have 3 sons and although I never suffered with Hyperemesis Gravidarum I can appreciate the level of suffering that women endure. I feel this charity is so important to support women and to raise awareness in the education of the public and health care professionals so this condition can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible in the pregnancy to try and reduce the impact on the sufferer and her family.