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To contact the HER Foundation for interviews, please email media@hyperemesis.org.

HG women in your area

To find women around the world willing to share their stories to help raise awareness of HG, please email media@hyperemesis.org.

Media Relations Contacts

Please direct media inquiries to media@hyperemesis.org.

Our HG Experts

Dr. Marlena Fejzo, a Harvard-trained geneticist and researcher at University of Southern California, is the world's leading research scientist on HG and a HER Foundation Board member. Dr. Fejzo endured HG during her pregnancies.

Dr. Aimee Brecht-Doscher is an OBGYN in the Los Angeles area who has personally been affected by HG and is on the Board of the HER Foundation.

Kimber MacGibbon is a registered nurse (RN) and has helped many thousands of women since 2000 get through their HG pregnancies. She has an extensive understanding of HG from a medical and personal perspective. Kimber is also co-founder of the HER Foundation. She and Dr. Fejzo have co-authored over two dozen studies on HG in collaboration with universities, including USC and UCLA. Kimber had HG in both of her pregnancies. Email her at kimber @hyperemesis.org.

Funny Friday HG Meme Contest

By HER Foundation | May 12, 2023

The HER Foundation invites you to be part of the fun on Funny Fridays throughout May! We all know the crazy things that happen during HG! We invite you to take your favorite kid pictures and make them into HG memes.

Little Caesar’s May 2023 Fundraiser

By Kimber | May 11, 2023

The entire month of May, you can use our special link provided here to order a Little Caesar’s Pizza, Breadsticks, or Cookie Dough Kit, and $6 from EVERY KIT SOLD will be donated to the HER Foundation! 

Why is thiamin (B1) important for HG patients?

By Suzanne | April 30, 2023

Thiamin (or thiamine) is another name for vitamin B1. It is a water-soluble, nontoxic B vitamin that is depleted within 2 weeks of not eating normally. Potentially life-threatening complications can develop for mom and baby if depleted.

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