Speak with our HG Experts

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 annmarie@hyperemesis.org.

Media Relations Contacts

Please direct media inquiries to Ann Marie King at 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.

Jeremy King and Ann Marie King are co-founders of the HER Foundation and can offer a husband/wife perspective of what the HG couple is enduring together. Plus Mr. King provides a male perspective of the illness. He is quoted by saying years ago when wife was pregnant with child in 2002, "Calling HG morning sickness is like calling a hurricane a little bit of rain." You can email them directly at annmarie @hyperemesis.org or jeremy @hyperemesis.org


HG Awareness Month 2022: #HGimpact

By HER Foundation | March 31, 2022

The HER Foundation is the global voice of HG, and we are proud to celebrate the 11th annual HG Awareness Day on May 15th. Throughout the month of May, the international *hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) community is educating about #HGimpact! Together, we are changing the future for the next generation.

HER has been making HERstory since 2000

By HER Foundation | March 19, 2022

The HER Foundation has been making HG history since 2000. In honor of Women’s History Month, we introduce the four women who have been with HER since the beginning.

BJOG publishes HER/USC study on the genetics of HG

By HER Foundation | March 7, 2022

The HER Foundation continues the breakthroughs with publication of “Whole-exome sequencing uncovers new variants in GDF15 associated with hyperemesis gravidarum” in BJOG.

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