The Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation's mission is to provide Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) support, advocacy, education, and research to improve treatment and outcomes. HER is the global voice of HG, and the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers seek to eradicate preventable maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity through programs designed for families, providers, and society.
HER volunteers are a global network of individuals who are HG survivors and want to make sure no one else ever feels alone with HG. These volunteers offer social support and share HER resources. They are not medical professionals.
In an effort to help women worldwide, HER provides educational materials in these languages: Bahasa Malaysia, Indonesian, German, Italian, Spanish, and Hebrew and French in process. Volunteers and medical professionals translate HER's resources.
HER launched its International HG Petition to support global awareness, research, and standardized care that reduces the long-term, potentially life-threatening complications associated with HG. Sign here.
The HER Foundation launched1 MOM is 2 Many, a collaborative campaign, in 2020 to drive effective maternal health standards forward to optimize care and prevent adverse outcomes of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).
We amplify the voices of women and families who suffer from preventable, negative outcomes of HG to increase awareness.
We educate on the long term, potentially life-threatening complications associated with HG.
We advocate for policy to implement proactive, standardized interventions to minimize the suffering and complications related to HG.
HER's advocacy efforts focus on legislative advancement through signing onto bills that promote maternal and fetal health outcomes and advance maternal health equity. Additionally, HER regularly meets with policymakers to ensure increased awareness and advocacy for those with HG.
The HER Foundation Ambassador Council was in 2021 to highlight the voices of HG survivors. We thank our Ambassadors for supporting our mission and being a voice for women who may feel silenced or unable to use their own voices.
In partnership with Zenfinity Pictures, we are filming a documentary about HG. Interviews have been recorded with members of HER's community across the globe, one trailer has been released, and filming and editing continue. This project has been in development since 2019 and has been stalled due to the global pandemic. Learn more.
The International HG Awareness Movement began in 2012 when the HER Foundation held the first World HG Awareness Day on May 15th of that year. On May 17, 2012, the Governor of North Dakota, Dennis Daugaard, issued an Official Executive Proclamation for the HER Foundation, and HER has continued HG Awareness Day and Month since.
Let’s make HG history! Be part of the progress by supporting the HER Foundation and helping us raise the voice of mothers around the world! Together, we can give mothers and babies a healthier future.