The HER foundation is dedicated to those suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum and those who have survived it. Our mission is to advance HG research, as well as provide education and support to those seeking effective management strategies for hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). Only those who experience HG can truly know how difficult it is! The HER Foundation is the voice of support and hope to all who are faced with managing HG.
The HER Foundation also endeavors to achieve the following:
- Minimize the suffering and complications related to HG through education.
- Eradicate maternal or fetal mortality and morbidity due to delayed or inadequate treatment.
- Improve management by providing a support network to discuss treatments and outcomes.
- Develop a universal, adaptable treatment protocol to ensure consistent, proactive care.
- Raise awareness of the debilitating effects of HG to increase support and access to effective medical care.
- Educate practitioners, families and supporters on ways to manage and successfully cope.
- Expand HG education and awareness in medical and allied health schools.
- Contribute to the accuracy of HG related information in publications and through our current research.
- Increase awareness of Postpartum Depression & Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome following HG to ensure treatment.
- Raise funds to support HG research and awareness, as well as publication of education materials.
USC/UCLA & HER Foundation Research Priorities
Publications & Projects
- Improve accuracy of general population books on pregnancy
- Protocol for nutritional supplementation (criteria, duration)
- Assessment forms for health professionals
- Multilingual brochures
- Continuing Education for nurses
- Side-effects & effectiveness of meds
- Patient perceptions of prenatal care with/without HG