10 Things You Should Know When Recovering From PTSD After HG

PTSD after an HG pregnancy is treatable. You are not alone. Be patient with yourself. The Hyperemesis Education and Research (HER) Foundation is here to support you and offer resources.

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Our HG Experts Answer the Web’s Most Searched Questions about HG

Our team at the HER Foundation wanted to answer the Internet’s most searched questions regarding HG. Responding to common questions like, “Will hyperemesis harm my baby?” and clearing up misconceptions like, “Why does HG cause ketonuria?,” we’re here to clarify the conversation surrounding hyperemesis.

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The Struggle to Self Advocate

There are many reasons women find it difficult to advocate for themselves during a pregnancy with severe nausea and vomiting or HG.

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PTSD and HG: A Brief Guide

June is PTSD Awareness Month! Up to 18% of HG survivors are diagnosed with full criteria PTSD while others suffer with symptoms and still more go undiagnosed. Here at the HER Foundation, our goal is that no mother suffers alone. We want to empower you and share our research and resources to help you advocate for your mental and physical health.

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Four Years Post Hyperemesis- A Message of Hope During a Difficult Time

My daughter turned four years old on April 15, which means it has been four years since I have had hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). When I look around and take in the global health crisis that surrounds us, I find myself having a lot of thoughts, and a lot to say, to the point of wanting…

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COVID-19 Statement

The HER Foundation is here for you regardless of what is going on around the world. This pandemic is especially concerning to us because pregnant women have a reduced immune system to prevent rejection of the baby. This makes them … Continue reading →

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Top 5 Things an HG Mom Needs

What are the top 5 things HG Moms need? Mom needs a lot of rest. A quiet, trigger free room is important.  Support and compassion make a difference. HG is very isolating and traumatic. Love and support from family and friends can ease her suffering. This is not a woman’s fault: HG is in her…

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Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP): How do you know if you have morning sickness or HG? How do you treat HG?

Nausea and vomiting are common in pregnancy, but how do you know if you have hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and not just normal morning sickness? There are lots of definitions of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). A recent international consensus development process established the following definition: nausea and vomiting that begins in early pregnancy, is not caused by…

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Amy Schumer: What is hyperemesis (HG)?

At the HER Foundation, we are grateful for Amy Schumer’s transparency in sharing her journey, openness to raising awareness, & advocacy for mothers & babies

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Danielle Plummer

Raise Your Voice: Danielle

Most of it is a blur. It was a truly terrifying time because I needed to keep my job for my health insurance.

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The HER Foundation wrote the HG entry on NORD

Our own Marlena Fejzo, Phd., has written the new hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) article on NORD! In her article, she outlines the severe symptoms of HG, it’s etiology, who it effects, and how it should be treated by medical professionals.

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Raise a Light for HG: Kari

Our daughter, Liora Elle, was born on January 1, 2020. That New Year’s Day, we finally triumphed over a nearly year-long fight against hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).

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Raise Your Voice: Athena

When I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum during my first trimester, little did I know it was so much more than just “morning sickness.” I struggled physically, emotionally and mentally. I experienced sickness during all my pregnancies, but this last pregnancy was usually distressing, with increased amount of relentless vomiting and nausea.

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