1 MOM is 2 Many
HG is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease that may cause weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to severe nausea and/or vomiting with potentially adverse consequences for the mother and her newborn(s).
As of 2020, Hyperemesis Gravidarum research has received $0 in federally funded research support, while HG accounts for over $2 billion in hospital care plus millions of additional dollars as a contributor to conditions like Wernicke’s encephalopathy, preeclampsia, liver and kidney failure, sepsis, hemorrhage, thromboembolism, and preterm birth.
"I remember being so white hot angry that Maria died when maybe something more could have been done. And then I remember feeling the gravity of HG."
"I help HER now to make sure there are no more Marias. Because 1 MOM is 2 Many."
HG accounts for over 330,000 emergency and inpatient visits compared to 149,000 for preeclampsia, 18,000 for sepsis, and 8,000 for cardiomyopathy (HCUP 2014).
HG is the leading cause for hospital and emergency visits in early pregnancy, and the second leading cause overall, costing over $2 billion annually plus outpatient care and therapeutics.