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

We recently asked our HG community to share their own “behind the scenes” work stories. 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…

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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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Top 5 Ways to reduce trauma in an HG pregnancy

Trauma from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) cannot be prevented. The HER team believes the following tips will give you the best chance of being prepared for HG in a subsequent pregnancy. Top 5 Ways to Reduce Trauma in a Subsequent HG Pregnancy: 1. Create an HG Protocol that takes account what worked and didn’t work in…

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New HG Tools!

In honor of HG Awareness Month, we are launching a new Patient Treatment Brochure and have expanded our HG treatment algorithm. Mothers struggling with HG can now find all the essential information on managing HG in a single, printable brochure. It’s a perfect reference for medications and HER resources. Clinicians now can find not only…

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The vomiting won’t stop. When to call a health professional.

Call a health professional if any of the following occur: Abdominal pain, bleeding, or cramping Difficulty thinking or focusing Difficulty walking or talking Extreme fatigue and very low energy Little if any food or fluids stay down for 24+ hours Little saliva and a dry mouth Moderate or severe headache and/or fever Muscular weakness or…

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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 shines 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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HER Foundation Guest Blog for Mommy Labor Nurse

HER Foundation’s Kimber MacGibbon, wrote a guest post for Liesel Teen’s blog, Mommy Labor Nurse. Teen is a prominent blogger and labor and delivery nurse.

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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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Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP): How do you know if you have morning sickness or HG? How do you treat HG?

Nausea and vomiting are common in pregnancy, but how do you know if you have hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and not just normal morning sickness? There are lots of definitions of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). A recent international consensus development process established the following definition: nausea and vomiting that begins in early pregnancy, is not caused by…

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Amy Schumer: What is hyperemesis (HG)?

At the HER Foundation, we are grateful for Amy Schumer’s transparency in sharing her journey, openness to raising awareness, & advocacy for mothers & babies

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