The Hyperemesis Education & Research (HER) Foundation in the New York Times

In this NYT article, “Hyperemesis Gravidarum: When Morning Sickness Is So Extreme You Can’t Function,” Patricia Waldron dives into the difference between hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and the morning sickness of a healthy, normal pregnancy.  Waldron interviews Her Foundation’s Kimber MacGibbon, Co-founder/Executive Director, and Marlena Fejzo, a Geneticist and on HER Board of Directors. The article…

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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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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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We Are HER: Shazmin

I struggled with PTSD and Postpartum Anxiety following my first HG pregnancy, and it took years of therapy and communicating with other HG survivors to find the courage and resources–like the HER Foundation–to try for a second. My second HG pregnancy was much worse; I was vomiting at 4 weeks and admitted to the hospital…

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Brochure Packs: 50 “About HG” Trifold Patient Brochures Spanish & English $12.50

Our popular patient brochures with coping strategies and info to help them know if they have hyperemesis gravidarum. These packs contain 25 English and 25 Spanish brochures. Buy in packs of 50 at cost plus shipping.

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Brochure Packs: 25 “About HG” Trifold Patient Brochures in English $6.25

Our popular patient brochures with coping strategies and info to help them know if they have hyperemesis gravidarum. Buy in packs of 25 or 50 at cost plus shipping. Quantity 25 $6.25 USD50 $12.50 USD

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HG Spanish Brochure

Brochure Packs: 25 “About HG” Trifold Patient Brochures in Spanish $6.25

Our popular patient brochures with coping strategies and info to help them know if they have hyperemesis gravidarum. Buy in packs of 25 or 50 at cost plus shipping. Quantity 25 $6.25 USD50 $12.50 USD

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Resource Packet for Clinicians: A sample of clinical tools, brochures and research essential to management of HG

HER Resource Packet Order a packet with a selection of HER Foundation resources for patients and clinicians including information on assessment tools, treatment algorithms and protocols, the HG Care app, and a sampling of other resources and brochures. Quantity 1 $5.00 USD2 $10.00 USD3 $15.00 USD

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How HG Strengthened My Marriage

I have always been fiercely proud of my self-reliance; in fact, I have always been fiercely proud, period. But when you suddenly cannot brush your own hair, cannot shower, cannot get dressed without vomiting, vanity and pride quickly disappear.

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One tough mama tee

Tees for the whole family

Raise Your Voice without saying a word: Let your shirts speak for you! HG Awareness tees for the whole family! We have to sell a minimum by the end of the weekend. Order today: Customink.com/fundraising/HGAM20.

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