Maria was 34 years old when she died of malnutrition, sepsis, and brain swelling caused by Wernicke's encephalopathy and ODS due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum. 1 MOM is 2 Many to die.
HER is the leader in developing evidence-based tools and conducting groundbreaking, clinically relevant research. Since 2000, we have published studies on the neurodevelopmental issues faced by offspring, discovered genetic contributors to HG, and developed the largest, detailed HG registry in the world.
Yet since 2000, there have been few changes in treatment, no standard assessments adopted, and HG is often dismissed as a psychosocial condition. Additionally, maternal health outcomes are worse for Women of Color, minorities, and low income women. We still see unwanted terminations, maternal deaths, and preventable, severe fetal and maternal morbidities.
Pregnant women suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and related complications are too often deprived of respectful, appropriate, effective care and deserve a chance at a healthy future. Maria and her twins died of preventable complication of HG and inspired this campaign. We must tell her story because she deserves to be heard. 1 MOM is 2 Many to die.