HER Foundation in National Geographic

National Geographic mentioned the HER Foundation and its board members, Kimber MacGibbon, RN, Dr. Marlena Fejzo, and Dr. Aimee Brecht-Doscher, in their article, “We finally know the cause of severe…

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Navigating Parenting with HG

Parenthood transforms with joy, challenges, and unexpected twists. When HG enters the picture, it adds an extra complexity for both moms and their partners. Coping with severe nausea and vomiting…

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Marlena Fejzo, PhD, working in the lab

The cause of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) has been found, and it’s not hCG!

A new study published in Nature reveals abnormally high levels of the hormone GDF15, and increased sensitivity to it, are the major factors contributing to HG. The most severe form…

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Chelsey’s HG Reality

The HER Foundation has helped me by being a voice for me. If it wasn’t for HER, I would not be able to cope with this difficult pregnancy.

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Funny Friday HG Meme Contest

The HER Foundation invites you to be part of the fun on Funny Fridays throughout May! We all know the crazy things that happen during HG! We invite you to take your favorite kid pictures and make them into HG memes.

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HG Awareness Month 2023: HG Reality

May 15th is International HG Awareness Day, and the international HG community has chosen the theme: HG Reality. You can help the HER Foundation raise awareness and educate about your HG Reality!

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sad pregnant woman

Maternal Mental Health Month 2023

Hyperemsis Gravidarum patients have significantly increased risk of maternal mental health diagnosis secondary to HG:

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Baby with IV bags

HG Reality 2023

May 15th is International HG Awareness Day, and the international HG community has chosen the theme: HG Reality. You can help the HER Foundation raise awareness and educate about your HG Reality!

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Preeclampsia Awareness Month 2023

Even though not well understood, there are some signs that there is a relationship between) Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG and preeclampsia.

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Dr. Fejzo Makes the Cover of The New York Times

Her doctor said her illness was all in her head. Dr. Fejzo was determined to find the truth. And she did: HG’s most likely genetic cause is GDF15. Read her story in The New York Times.

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