Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a risk factor for premature birth. HG is defined as a potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease that may cause weight loss, malnutrition, dehydration, and debility due to severe nausea and/or vomiting, and may cause long-term health issues for mother and baby(ies).
Did you know:
- 15% of HG pregnancies result in premature birth (a 4-fold increased risk).
- Intrauterine Growth Restriction or Small for Gestational Age is more commonly diagnosed in babies exposed to HG due to malnutrition.
Meet Crew and Tru!
Crew was born at 26 weeks because his mother’s placenta failed due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) and malnutrition. He was 2lbs 7oz and spent 67 days in the NICU. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 1.
Tru was born at 27 weeks due to preeclampsia secondary to HG. She weighed 1lb 10oz with and has faced many complications. She was in the NICU for 140 days and graduated to peds 3 weeks ago.
Every year, women suffer serious and life-threatening complications of HG, and many babies do not survive! Mothers and children who do survive are often left with long-term health issues that may change their future. You can help us make progress! Your donation helps to further the research on HG, provide consultation and support to moms and families experiencing HG, and reduce complications for mothers and babies. Giving Tuesday is days away! Help us make it the biggest giving day of the year! Give today.