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Media Relations Contacts

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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.

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…

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…

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