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Our HG Experts

Dr. Marlena Fejzo, a Harvard-trained women's health researcher, specializing in genetics, an affiliated with the University of Southern California. Dr. Fejzo is credited with discovering the cause of HG and is the world's leading research scientist on HG and a HER Foundation Board member and Research Advisor. Dr. Fejzo endured HG during her pregnancies. Email her at research at hyperemesis.org.

Dr. Aimee Brecht-Doscher is an OBGYN in the Los Angeles area who has personally been affected by HG. She is a HER Foundation Board member and the Medical Advisor for the Foundation. Email her at aimee at hyperemesis.org.

Kimber MacGibbon is a registered nurse (RN) and has helped many thousands of families facing HG across the globe since 2000. She has an extensive understanding of HG from a medical, advocacy, and personal perspective. Kimber is also co-founder of the HER Foundation. She and Dr. Fejzo have co-authored over three dozen publications on HG in collaboration with universities, including USC and UCLA. Kimber had HG in both of her pregnancies and is located in Portland, Oregon. Email her at kimber at hyperemesis.org.

Marlena Fejzo, PhD, working in the lab

The cause of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) has been found, and it’s not hCG!

By HER Foundation | December 13, 2023

A new study published in Nature reveals abnormally high levels of the hormone GDF15, and increased sensitivity to it, are the major factors contributing to HG. The most severe form…

Celebrating the Holidays with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)

By HER Foundation | November 14, 2023

Holidays are typically a time for joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for those suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) during pregnancy, the festive season can be particularly challenging. HG is characterized…

Breastfeeding After HG: Resources to Be Informed and Prepared

By HER Foundation | August 12, 2023

For some, breastfeeding can be both an easy choice and a smooth experience. For others, however, there can be many challenges. After surviving hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and other related complications of pregnancy,…

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