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.

Speak with our HG Experts

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

Media Relations Contacts

Please direct media inquiries to Ann Marie King at media@hyperemesis.org.

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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


The vomiting won’t stop. When to call a health professional.

By HER Foundation | April 16, 2021

Call a health professional if any of the following occur: Abdominal pain, bleeding, or crampingDifficulty thinking or focusingDifficulty walking or talkingExtreme fatigue and very low energyLittle if any food or fluids stay down for 24+ hoursLittle saliva and a dry mouthModerate or severe headache and/or feverMuscular weakness or severe crampingRepeated vomiting or retching dailySevere nausea…

World Autism Awareness Day

By HER Foundation | April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021, is World Autism Awareness Day. At the HER Foundation, we light up kindness and wear blue in support of understanding and acceptance for people with autism. Children born after an HG pregnancy have an increased risk of an autism diagnosis, and we are grateful for each of these children.

Shining Light on HG Truths

By HER Foundation | March 30, 2021

We’re shining a light on HG Truths! May 15th is International HG Awareness Day (HGAD), and we’re shining a light on HG Truths all month! The HER Foundation is the global voice of HG, and we are proud to celebrate the 10th annual HGAD. Together, we can change the future for the next generation. How…