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

News

The HER Foundation wrote the HG entry on NORD

By HER Foundation | June 21, 2020

Our own Marlena Fejzo, Phd., has written the new hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) article on NORD! In her article, she outlines the severe symptoms of HG, it’s etiology, who it effects, and how it should be treated by medical professionals.

The Hyperemesis Education & Research (HER) Foundation in the New York Times

By HER Foundation | June 8, 2020

In this NYT article, “Hyperemesis Gravidarum: When Morning Sickness Is So Extreme You Can’t Function,” Patricia Waldron dives into the difference between hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and the morning sickness of a healthy, normal pregnancy.  Waldron interviews Her Foundation’s Kimber MacGibbon, Co-founder/Executive Director, and Marlena Fejzo, a Geneticist and on HER Board of Directors. The article…

Raise Your Voice for HG Awareness Day

By HER Foundation | May 1, 2020

May 15th is International HG Awareness Day, and we will be celebrating all month! The 2020 international HG community theme is Raise Your Voice! You can help spread awareness about Hyperemesis Gravidarum! One voice. One story. YOUR story may be all it takes for someone to be helped by our message of hope! They need to know…