Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)* is not morning sickness. HG is a serious medical condition with a far-reaching impact that can last, not just for the term of a pregnancy, but for the remaining lives of mother and child(ren). Mothers can suffer from include neurological disorders, gastrointestinal damage, malnutrition and dehydration, and even organ failure. Children can suffer from low birth weight, intracranial hemorrhage (caused by vitamin K deficiency), intrauterine growth retardation, stillbirth, brain damage, infant disorders (neurological, respiratory, and circulatory), and abnormal development of some organs. One in three babies do not make it to term.
However, while the devastating complications of HG are numerous, the silver lining is that a great many of them are preventable with timely, effective, adequate medical care. To this end, the HER Foundation launched the 1 MOM Is 2 Many campaign.
How You Can Make a Measurable Impact
You can help HG moms receive respectful, appropriate, effective care. They and their babies deserve a chance at a healthy future. 1 MOM is 2 Many to die as a result of preventable complications of hyperemesis, and early diagnosis and proactive treatment are essential. 1 MOM’s purpose is to ignite progress through education, collaborative advocacy, and the amplification of women’s voices. Everyone can make a difference in providing suffering moms and babies with better outcomes by spreading accurate information, debunking myths, and speaking the truth about HG and the difference effective treatment can make.
The 1MOM buzz kit offers powerful downloadable graphics** and impactful social media captions that speak the truth about HG. By using the buzz kit and associated hashtags, celebrities, influencers***, and followers alike can join their collective voices and leverage their collective reach to be a voice for women with HG.
- Select captions
- Download graphics
- Amplify women’s voices
- Please tag @1MOMis2Many and include the hashtag #1MOMis2Many
By reshaping the conversation about HG and how it is viewed, you can help ensure that no mother or baby suffers needlessly or dies from preventable complications of this serious disease. Believing patients is the necessary first step to timely treatment for HG, which is why spreading the word is so invaluable. Be the difference for families facing HG and join the join the 1 MOM is 2 Many collaborative campaign.
*Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease that may cause weight loss, malnutrition, dehydration, and debility due to severe nausea and/or vomiting.
**Graphics must not be altered.
***The HER Foundation would love to send some swag to all influencers with over 10K in followers as well as track the reach of this important campaign to save lives and improve outcomes.