Candace Renee and Maxwell on HG and Prematurity

Candace Renee, Maxwell’s mom, TV Personality, Actress, and Host and star on Floribama Shore talks with HER about Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) and her son’s premature birth.

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Giving Tuesday 2022

What causes hyperemesis gravidarum? How is hyperemesis gravidarum treated? How do I find an HG doctor?

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Our NEW Patient Treatment Overview

What is hyperemesis gravidarum and how is it treated? How do you treat hyperemesis gravidarum in the first trimester? When will hyperemesis gravidarum end? Who is at risk for hyperemesis gravidarum?

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Enteral Nutrition

What is the best treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum (HG)?

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?

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Why is thiamin (B1) important for HG patients?

Thiamin (or thiamine) is another name for vitamin B1. It is a water-soluble, nontoxic B vitamin that is depleted within 2 weeks of not eating normally. Potentially life-threatening complications can develop for mom and baby if depleted.

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Amy Schumer Joins HER’s Board of Directors

The HER Foundation is thrilled to announce that Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated standup comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director Amy Schumer will join the HER Foundation’s Board of Directors. 

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Coping with Hyperemesis Gravidarum During Family Events and Holidays

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.

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BJOG publishes HER/USC study on the genetics of HG

The HER Foundation continues the breakthroughs with publication of “Whole-exome sequencing uncovers new variants in GDF15 associated with hyperemesis gravidarum” in BJOG.

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Aijia Grammer in hospital bed for treatment

What is HG?

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) does not look the same for every patient. Learn about the severity levels.

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Dr. Fejzo is featured in Inverse

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.”

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Complications Secondary to Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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.

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Levels of Medication for Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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.

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Nausea Strategies

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.

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Why we do what we do!

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.

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HER Psychosocial Research

The HER Foundation’s breakthrough psychosocial study shows that Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is not self limiting and has societal implications.

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mom and meds

Research Summary: Safety of Ondansetron (Zofran) in Pregnancy

Read the latest research on the safety of ondansetron (Zofran) in an HG pregnancy.

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How to Support an Employee with HG or other High Risk Complications of Pregnancy

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. 

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Dr. Fejzo speaks at the Fetal Medicine Foundation

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.

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Help Eliminate Preventable Complications of HG

The devastating complications of HG are numerous, the silver lining is that a great many of them are preventable with timely, effective, adequate medical care. To this end, the HER Foundation launched the 1 MOM Is 2 Many campaign.

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The vomiting won’t stop. When to call a health professional.

When do HG patients call their doctor? When do I go to the hospital with hyperesis gravidarum?

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Do I need fluids? Am I dehydrated?

When do I go to the hospital with hyperemesis gravidarum? When do I need fluids with HG? What are the best treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum?

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AmazonSmile is now available on the mobile app!

AmazonSmile is now available on your mobile app! Every time you shop online, a portion of your purchase can support our work to help families facing HG.

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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…

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This cHanGes Everything shirts

Support HER’s life-saving mission and buy a shirt today! There are six different styles in six different colors! All proceeds support our education, research, and policy efforts.

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HER Logo & USB Pens

To increase awareness about HG and the many resource HER offers at no charge to health professionals and families, we are offering our pens for you to purchase and share…

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HER Folding Lunch Bags

For the holidays, we are making our special conference folding, insulated lunch bags available for you to gift yourself or your favorite support person! These are in purple or black…

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HER Genetic Research Presented at ASHG

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.

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2022

1 in 3 HG pregnancies ends in loss. Whether your loss is due to miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, or neonatal, HER is here for you. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day honors the babies we hold in our hearts.

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Celebrate Our Birthday!

We’ve reached a huge milestone! The HER Foundation has been Helping Generations for 22 years! Since 2000, we’ve helped over 2.2 million people in 95% of countries through our support, research, resources, and advocacy.

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Levels of Severity for Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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.

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