Losing Quinn

This time last year, I noticed Facebook friends posting about National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a day I’d never heard of, and I made a note to hold space for those expectant parents who lost their babies. Three days later, I started bleeding and was devastated to learn that my 7 week embryo…

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We hold them in our hearts

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Awareness Month, and we want to honor the memories of the little ones we hold in their hearts. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Awareness Month, and we want to honor the memories of the little ones we hold in their hearts. We are grateful for the transparency and love shared by members of our loss community.

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HER Foundation is an Ambassador for Malnutrition Awareness Week

We are proud to announce that the HER Foundation has joined ASPEN, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, as an Ambassador for ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week on October 5-9, 2020. It’s a week filled with valuable educational webinars and sharing of informational materials. The goal of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to educate healthcare…

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We’re Celebrating 20 Years of Help and Hope for HG

From 2000 to 2020, we have been building a healthier future for the next generation! Over the past 20 years, we have offered support and resources to over 2,000,000 people across the globe. We hope you enjoy these highlights from our start as a patient-driven organization to our current role as the leading HG research…

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HERstory: Veronica

This summer, we had the pleasure of interviewing Veronica about her experience with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). Veronica is an HG survivor and native Venezuelan who is currently residing in Toronto, Canada. Veronica is the first mom we were able to interview in her native language, Spanish, as part of our #HERstory Global Initiative. Below is…

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Alexander Hammer

Alexander Hammer, Director and Editor of Expecting Amy, Talks With The HER Foundation

This week, we talked with Alexander Hammer, Director and Editor of Expecting Amy, Amy Schumer’s docuseries about her family, work, and HG pregnancy. In the three part docuseries, Hammer’s skilled storytelling highlights Schumer’s heart and love for her family and work: Under the lights of a comedy tour and Schumer’s marriage to Chris Fischer, we…

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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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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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Vomitos del Embarazo materials delivered to Ministry of Health in Havana, Cuba

Miriam Erick delivered copies of her nutrition books and other Spanish print materials from the HER Foundation to the Ministry of Health, Cuba.

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Is an HG Pregnancy High Risk?

Doctors are often asked if an HG pregnancy is “high risk.” It is important to understand that there is no standard definition of what high risk means. It is also clear that a person who has hyperemesis gravidarum does not have a normal pregnancy. There are a few things that people might mean when they say “high risk.”

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