The third Thursday of every month from 12-1 PM/Central, the HER Foundation hosts an Online HG Support Group facilitated by licensed professional who are also HG survivors as a service to people with a current or prior diagnosis of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). These groups are facilitated by volunteers Sarah Coffman and Elizabeth Lowder, HER Foundation Advisory Council members and HG survivors.
Spending nine months with HG was the most traumatic experience of my life. It also became my greatest lesson. In many ways, my connection to another HG mama, Elizabeth Lowder, and other HG survivors through the HER Foundation that led to my eventual recovery. Prior to finding this community, I felt isolated, alone, and confused about the toll HG had taken, not only on my body but also my mind and in my relationships with others. Sharing my story, and listening to the stories of others, allowed me to form a more complete narrative, which allowed me to understand better my own experience and to discover a path forward.
Helping other women through the dark tunnel of HG eventually became part of that healing process, and the work of which we are proudest remains the HER Online HG Support Group. Every month we provide HGers with a space to find support, information, understanding, and connection with others who truly understand their experience. ~Sarah
Now that I’m over 11 years out from my last HG pregnancy, I am so grateful that I’m finally healthy enough to give back to the HER Foundation. Getting to meet other HG survivors from all over the world and helping them find support and connections with others via the online support group I facilitate has been rewarding and empowering! It has been a long road recovering physically and emotionally from my two pregnancies with HG, but I did with the help of the HER Foundation. I trust them to deliver the most cutting edge research and information to help people like me make informed decisions about their health. Thank you for this opportunity to make an impact! ~Elizabeth
We are grateful to the HER Foundation for its vast and ceaseless efforts to help HGers and their families find hope.Sarah
- Participate in HG research.
- Become an advocate.
- Make a gift to the HER Foundation.
- Share your story and support other HGers.
- Become a HER Foundation volunteer.
- Blog about HG and show support for HER.
- Share resources with local health professionals and hospitals.
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