What is the best treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum? What is the cause of hyperemesis gravidarum?
What is hyperemesis gravidarum and how is it treated? Is hyperemesis a high risk pregnancy? How do you relieve hyperemesis gravidarum?
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) presents different challenges in everyday life, but during holidays, it can be especially difficult to cope with your symptoms. Planning ahead according to your specific needs and self-advocating will help you to cope with sickness during holidays and family events.Read More
The HER Foundation continues the breakthroughs with publication of “Whole-exome sequencing uncovers new variants in GDF15 associated with hyperemesis gravidarum” in BJOG.Read More
Dr. Marlena Fejzo, geneticist and HER’s Research Advisor and member of the Board of Directors, was featured in the Inverse article, “When morning sickness kills: doctors have dismissed hyperemesis gravidarum for decades, but new researc could undo this harmful legacy.”Read More
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is not self-limiting, and its impact can last a lifetime for mothers and their children. Until there is recognition of this fact and comprehensive, universal, effective treatment for all HG patients, every level of society will continue to face the costs of HG.Read More
Individual response to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) medication varies due to many factors including genetics and hydration. If a patient is vomiting constantly, oral dosing of medications will likely be ineffective and alternates such as sublingual, transdermal (patch/cream), subcutaneous (subQ), intravenous (IV), or other routes should be considered along with hydration.Read More
While some medications target vomiting (ondansetron/Zofran), there are no medications that specifically target nausea. Some medications used to treat Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) may help reduce nausea but rarely will medications eliminate all nausea. Since there are numerous causes of nausea, treating as many as possible is most effective. This list of strategies may help reduce nausea depending on what is triggering symptoms. None works for everyone, but each may help a little.Read More
The HER Foundation’s staff, clinicians and referral coordinator volunteer many hours each year to respond to thousands of emails, messages, and calls for help with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). This is core to our mission, and we want to share why we want to expand this service. Enjoy these heartwarming messages and stories.Read More
Read the latest research on the safety of ondansetron (Zofran) in an HG pregnancy.Read More
Dozens of mothers bravely raised their voices about the obstacles that prohibited them from being healthy, productive employees during their pregnancies, including insufficient job security and a lack of compassion from employers. We compiled their responses to make a succinct list employers can refer to when attempting to support employees with HG or other high risk pregnancy complications.Read More
Dr. Marlena Fejzo, a geneticist at the University of Southern California and a HER Foundation Board of Directors, presented at the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) about Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), its potential causes, and treatment options. Over 5600 medical professionals heard her speak, and the talk is freely available on the FMF’s website in English, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.Read More
When do HG patients call their doctor? When do I go to the hospital with hyperesis gravidarum?Read More
What is the cause of hyperemesis gravidarum? Dr. Fejzo presented our team’s results from the largest ever genetic study of HG (7,197 HG cases and 178,953 controls) at the American Society of Human Genetics annual conference in Los Angeles on October 26, 2022.Read More
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) as a disease manifests itself in different levels of severity and is not the same for every woman. Understanding the range of different experiences helps with understanding what HG is. Regardless of whether HG is mild, moderate, or severe, the mother is miserable and misses out on the joy of a healthy pregnancy.Read More