HG Impact: choose your words carefully

I have a secret. Something that I’m ashamed of. Something that’s a knife to the heart any time I think about it. Fourteen years, ago we did our first round of IVF. Of course, being me, my body had a crazy response crazy to the meds. My ovaries were over stimulated and everything was a…

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2022 HG Challenge to Educate

We invite our community to take Provider Packets of resources to a hospital, clinic, or practice with your personal story and passion will make a difference.

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Aijia Grammer in hospital bed for treatment

What is HG?

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) does not look the same for every patient. Learn about the severity levels.

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Dr. Fejzo is featured in Inverse

Dr. Marlena Fejzo, geneticist and HER’s Research Advisor and member of the Board of Directors, was featured in the Inverse article, “When morning sickness kills: doctors have dismissed hyperemesis gravidarum for decades, but new researc could undo this harmful legacy.”

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Complications Secondary to Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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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Levels of Medication for Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Individual response to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) medication varies due to many factors including genetics and hydration. If a patient is vomiting constantly, oral dosing of medications will likely be ineffective and alternates such as sublingual, transdermal (patch/cream), subcutaneous (subQ), intravenous (IV), or other routes should be considered along with hydration.

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Show the Impact

Help the HER Foundation show HG’s impact in May. Share your photos of HG treatments and challenges, so we can educate about what hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is really like!

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Why HG Patients Need More Thiamin than Their Healthy Counterparts

We frequently receive questions about why HG patients need more thiamin than their healthy counterparts. A pregnant Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) patient cannot eat a nutrient rich diet and may not be able to eat at all. A healthy pregnant patient can eat a nutrient rich diet that includes a variety of foods.

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How can I connect with others who understand HG?

Along with good medical care, surviving Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) means finding others who understand. Here are some ways to make connections. Facebook Support Groups The HER Foundation offers multiple support groups on Facebook. Even when the platform is the same, the groups are not. Every Facebook support group will develop a culture and tone all…

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How to Support an Employee with HG or other High Risk Complications of Pregnancy

Dozens of mothers bravely raised their voices about the obstacles that prohibited them from being healthy, productive employees during their pregnancies, including insufficient job security and a lack of compassion from employers. We compiled their responses to make a succinct list employers can refer to when attempting to support employees with HG or other high risk pregnancy complications. 

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