The Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation's mission is to provide Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) support, advocacy, education, and research to improve treatment and outcomes.

The HER Foundation is the global voice of HG and endeavors to achieve the following:

  1. Minimize suffering and complications via education and awareness.
  2. Eradicate morbidity and mortality due to inadequate/ineffective treatment.
  3. Improve outcomes through family support and advocacy.
  4. Promote standardized assessment and treatment to ensure consistent care.
  5. Raise awareness to increase support and access to effective care.
  6. Educate practitioners and caregivers on management and coping.
  7. Expand HG education and awareness among clinicians.
  8. Publish clinically relevant research to effect progress.
  9. Fundraise for research, awareness, and educational projects.
  10. Expand and validate tools for improved diagnosis and management globally.
Photo of Marlena Fejzo, Kimber MacGibbon, and Ann Marie King at SMFM20

HER Foundation Research Priorities

Maternal/Fetal death (associated meds, complications, cause, etc.)**

Rare Complications (maternal and fetal)**

PICC/TPN complications, effectiveness

Long-term fetal outcomes**

Trauma after HG (PTSD)**

Cognitive effects & treatment after HG (maternal, fetal)

Intrauterine programming (endocrine, emotional)

Twin study Pedigree study (maternal and paternal lines) **

Genetic links (DNA analysis)**

Wernicke's Encephalopathy**

Attitudes of health professionals**

Modes of nutritional support

Long- and short-term fetal disorders (triple A, neurodevelopmental/behavioral disorders)**

Effects of HG on family (relationships, child trauma)**

Long-term health issues of HG (autoimmune, musculoskeletal, metabolic)**

Treatment strategies/outcomes*** Project has started or some info has been published on this topic

Publications & Projects

  • Health professional attitudes & beliefs about HG
  • HG management
  • HG treatment protocol
  • Survey Research Summaries
  • HG & Foundation Awareness
  • HG Symposium to link/educate health professionals & patients
  • Abnormal outcomes Database (Maternal & Fetal)
  • Education of societies and professionals on management