Raise Your Voice: Petty

Petty, co-founder of HG Indonesia, shares about her HG pregnancy, the support she received from HER Foundation volunteers, and how she now suppports others.

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Come Home to HER: Samantha

When we saw the two pink lines on the pregnancy test for our third child, I could already picture the moment when our boys would meet their sibling: the five of us piled together in the hospital bed, our family complete. What I did not envision was a high-risk pregnancy riddled with complications caused by…

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Struggling with the Unknown of HG: Letitia

I have two toddlers, ages 2 and 3 1/2. During both HG pregnancies, I was diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), which is a pregnancy illness that includes severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance. My pregnancy experience with HG caused a lot of mental anguish and resulted in my decision to tie my tubes…

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Raise Your Voice: Alana

Along with many other women, I dreamt of starting a family one day and experiencing the joys of pregnancy. In the spring of 1998, I became pregnant with my first child. What should have been a happy experience turned into a nightmare. I experienced what I believed was morning sickness; however, I seemed to be…

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Raise Your Voice: Danielle

Most of it is a blur. It was a truly terrifying time because I needed to keep my job for my health insurance.

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Raise a Light for HG: Kari

Our daughter, Liora Elle, was born on January 1, 2020. That New Year’s Day, we finally triumphed over a nearly year-long fight against hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).

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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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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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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 gravidarum (HG). 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…

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