Our HG Experts Answer the Web’s Most Commonly Searched Questions about HG

HER’s HG experts answer common questions Do you want to learn more about hyperemesis gravidarum (HG)? HER’s HG experts are here to clarify the conversation surrounding hyperemesis and clear up misconceptions. How…

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Zeta Omega Eta’s Sticker Sale Fundraiser for HER

The Zeta Omega Eta sorority of the University of Michigan recently hosted a sticker sale on campus to benefit the HER Foundation, and the fundraiser was a huge success!

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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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World Autism Awareness Day 2023

April 2, 2022, is World Autism Awareness Day. At the HER Foundation, we light up kindness and wear blue in support of understanding and acceptance for people with autism. Children born after an HG pregnancy have an increased risk of an autism diagnosis, and we are grateful for each of these children.

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Highlights of SMFM 2023 Medical Conference

Overall, this study contributes to our understanding of the biology of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and may lead to future research evaluating new treatment avenues. Of note, drugs targeting the GDF15 pathway have shown great promise in mitigating weight loss, loss of appetite, and vomiting in animal models and are currently in clinical trials in cancer cachexia, a disease with similar symptoms to HG.

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Complications Secondary to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is not self-limiting, and its impact can last a lifetime for mothers and their children. Until there is recognition of this fact and comprehensive, universal, effective treatment for all HG patients, every level of society will continue to face the costs of HG.

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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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Dr. Fejzo was invited to speak at the Keystone Conference

Dr. Marlena Fejzo, HER Research Adviser and Board of Directors, was invited to speak at February’s Keystone Conference on Maternal-Fetal Crosstalk in Santa Fe, NM. Dr. Fejzo presented “Evidence the placenta and appetite hormone GDF15 causes nausea and vomiting of pregnancy” and met with experts on maternal/fetal health from around the world. 

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AmazonSmile charitable giving program ends

Amazon’s charitable giving based on your shopping is ending. We rely on those donations for ~$2600 in operating costs covering site fees for about 10 months of the year. Please help us meet this deficit by giving today, creating a monthly donation, or hosting a fundraiser? Our resources and support are free to all in need because of those who gave in the past. Will you help those who come after you? Please give today!

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ICHG 2024

Join us November 6-7, 2024 in Ventura, California (near LA), for two days of engaging with top scientists and clinicians specializing in HG management.

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