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Is an HG Pregnancy High Risk?

Doctors are often asked if an HG pregnancy is “high risk.” It is important to understand that there is no standard definition of what high risk means. It is also clear that a person who has hyperemesis gravidarum does not have a normal pregnancy. There are a few things that people might mean when they say “high risk.”

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

Our team at the HER Foundation wanted to answer the Internet’s most searched questions regarding HG. Responding to common questions like, “Will hyperemesis harm my baby?” and clearing up misconceptions like, “Why does HG cause ketonuria?,” we’re here to clarify the conversation surrounding hyperemesis.

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The Struggle to Self Advocate

There are many reasons women find it difficult to advocate for themselves during a pregnancy with severe nausea and vomiting or HG.

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The Hyperemesis Education & Research (HER) Foundation in the New York Times

In this NYT article, “Hyperemesis Gravidarum: When Morning Sickness Is So Extreme You Can’t Function,” Patricia Waldron dives into the difference between hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and the morning sickness of a healthy, normal pregnancy.  Waldron interviews Her Foundation’s Kimber MacGibbon, Co-founder/Executive Director, and Marlena Fejzo, a Geneticist and on HER Board of Directors. The article…

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PTSD and HG: A Brief Guide

June is PTSD Awareness Month! Up to 18% of HG survivors are diagnosed with full criteria PTSD while others suffer with symptoms and still more go undiagnosed. Here at the HER Foundation, our goal is that no mother suffers alone. We want to empower you and share our research and resources to help you advocate for your mental and physical health.

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Come Home to HER for HG Awareness Day

Come Home to HER for HG Awareness Day 2019, and be a VOICE in the HG community, your local community, the media, or on social media! Help spread awareness about Hyperemesis Gravidarum! One voice. One story. YOUR story may be all it takes for someone to hear our message of education and advocacy, that HG is…

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Got ketones?

The International Colloquium on HG in London (Oct 5-6) was a great success! Two presentations (1, 2) explained how ketones should not be required to be diagnosed with HG or given treatment. Some women are denied IV fluids if they do not have ketones. What are ketones? They are produced when the body is starving…

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Medication Strategies Brochure

Read our new (PDF) brochure you can print and share. Find out how to optimize your medications and learn how to use them to manage HG most effectively.

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The 3 most important things to do if you have Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)

Find a doctor who offers compassionate and expert treatment of HG. The HER Foundation website has a list of doctors throughout the United States and in over 15 countries worldwide. These doctors have been recommended by those who experienced HG. Find an advocate to speak on your behalf to doctors, nurses and family/friends so they…

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HG and Your Teeth

By Sharon Boyd Registered Dental Hygenist When I attended dental hygiene school we were taught that pregnancy has absolutely no affect on the health of a woman’s teeth. After getting out into private practice I found that my patients constantly told me otherwise. Not yet being a mother myself, women consistently explained that they never…

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