How HG Strengthened My Marriage

There exists in California, and other parts of the world regularly inundated by wildfire, a variety of plants called fire followers. The growth and bloom of these species are triggered by different aspects of fire. Some bloom due to the choking smoke. Others, the unbearable heat, but all require the devastation of all consuming flame…

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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. 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 to yell…

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Come Home to HER: Mariane!

Most people celebrate finding out they are pregnant but I was terrified. I so badly wanted another baby, but I didn’t want to go through hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) again. I woke feeling strange that Friday. I had a Mother’s Day morning tea for my son’s preschool, but I felt nauseous and off. I suspected I could be…

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When What Seems Like A Mess Becomes Your Mission

The HER Foundation began after my first pregnancy. I started having increasing nausea and vomiting a few weeks after our honeymoon that I thought was due to a stomach ulcer or the flu. I was absolutely shocked when the doctors said I was pregnant. While I was not ready to be pregnant because I had…

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Come Home to HER: Eliana

I was sitting on the floor at the foot of my bed. I kind of knew how I got there, but it was a bit fuzzy. Each time I tried to stand up, my strength wasn’t enough. I needed my husband’s help to get up and to walk to the car. It was around 2…

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Come Home to HER: Suzanne

It was January 1999, and I was 13 weeks pregnant sitting in the Emergency Room hooked to an IV. Since violently vomiting Thanksgiving dinner, I had barely kept anything down. The ER doctors looked at my blood work, and I have never seen a team move so fast. This was my introduction to medical professionals that understood how…

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Jessica's Story of Loss

They say when you see those two little lines on your home pregnancy test, your life is forever changed. As I wrestled my 9 month old into his pj’s I can say this is very true. However, sometimes life changes in ways we couldn’t imagine. When you see those two lines you start picturing the future filled…

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I had a niggle – #HERstory Guest Blog by Emma Paget

I had a niggle*. A niggle that remained after all plausible causes for my bouts of sickness and fatigue were eliminated and two whizzy sticks later the niggle was confirmed. There was a bundle of joy! I was brought to my knees – in the bathroom. Repeatedly! “Morning sickness is part of the pregnancy!” “It won’t last.…

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LaLanne’s Thoughts

“Making the journey across country to meet my fellow HG survivors was something I had to do. Hearing similar survival stories from other HG moms and their supportive HG dads was healing for my soul. Someone FINALLY understood the suffering I endured to have my children. It was quite an emotional day for both my…

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An interview with HG author, advocate and survivor, Ashli Foshee McCall

The HER Foundation and Ashli Foshee McCall are like old friends — they go way back and have been working together to help HG women around the globe. For many years, Ashli has donated her books to the HER Foundation to help us raise money for awareness, education and research. Ashli has just released a…

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