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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 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.

Impact of COVID-19 and women’s health: challenges and lessons

By HER Foundation | March 18, 2021

On March 10, 2021, our 1 MOM is 2 Many partner, African Health Now, hosted a webinar: Impact of COVID-19 and Women’s Health Challenges and Lessons. The HER Foundation joined African Health Now, Every Mother Counts, and other experts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on women’s access to healthcare services, including maternal and reproductive healthcare.

Chair of Board of Directors Job Posting 3/1/21

By HER Foundation | March 6, 2021

About HER HER Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support, groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease that causes weight…

New Research Published: HELP Score

By HER Foundation | February 2, 2021

The HER Foundation publishes a new study demonstrating the effectiveness of the HyperEmesis Level Prediction (HELP) Score in identifying pregnant women with severe symptoms of NVP.

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