Living with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome during pregnancy

Name: Kate Morgan

Supervisors: Dr Catherine Chojenta, Dr Meredith Tavener, Prof Deb Loxton

 

This research aims to discover how women with pre-existing Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) experience pregnancy, and also how health care professionals taking care of these women feel about POTS and pregnancy. POTS is a little known condition that predominantly affects women of child bearing age. It affects the entire autonomic nervous system with symptoms that can be very debilitating. POTS is more common than people realise – it's more common than Multiple Sclerosis and as common as Parkinson’s Disease. The most famous person with a type of POTS is Greg Page, aka ‘The Yellow Wiggle’.