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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HERstory: Saloni

For the second installment of the #HERstory Global Initiative, we spoke with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) survivor Saloni, who is currently residing in India. She shed some light on her personal HG journey, which she is still undergoing to this day as she continues to recover. Because she believes that there is little HG awareness in…

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Courtney shares about attending Champions for Change Summit in 2019

Words can’t describe the total shock and awe I felt at the Champions for Change Summit I attended on behalf of the HER Foundation, October 18-20, 2019. For years, I believed that women were either sick like me, specifically with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), or that they must have had a wonderful pregnancy. My time at the Summit…

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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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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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Woman with feeding tube

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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Danielle Plummer

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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