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Raise Your Voice for HER!

 

It is hard enough to have a successful pregnancy under normal conditions. Now our hospitals are jammed, chaotic, and operating in a different mode. Yet, there is always hope for moms with HG, and that is why we ask for your support as we work to bring focused education and resources to those women who need it during a highly stressful time. We are here for women regardless of what is going on around the world.

During this uncertain time  funding has been very minimal yet our work continues unabated. COVID-19 might push us around a bit, but it won’t keep us DOWN. We can continue our mission with your help. We will Raise Your Voice!

Please help us launch our new mobile-friendly site, continue advocacy and support, and many other educational and research projects. This means more moms will get better care in 2020 and beyond! 

Our mission is to find a cure for hyperemesis and its complications through advanced research, offer education and support to those seeking effective management strategies for hyperemesis, and provide information on new resources and treatment options as they become available.

HER Foundation EIN: 71-0912435

HG Mom Stories

HG Impact: Liz

I’m pregnant with my second baby right now. My first pregnancy was a healthy, and I wasn’t expecting Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) at all!

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HG Impact: Shola

I felt depressed a lot because I was dealing with my sickness by myself, but I was able to find an online support system through the HER Foundation and meet other women experiencing the same difficulties. I did not feel alone.

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Why we do what we do!

The HER Foundation’s staff, clinicians and referral coordinator volunteer many hours each year to respond to thousands of emails, messages, and calls for help with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). This is core to our mission, and we want to share why we want to expand this service. Enjoy these heartwarming messages and stories.

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Yasemin’s HG Truths

My doctor said I could afford to lose weight with being fat. The mental struggle of watching my body deteriorate and wondering if me or my baby would die was traumatic.

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HERstory: Amy

In HER Words: Thank you for sharing your Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) journey. I had baby fever. I wanted a baby so bad it hurt. I was jealous of others who were pregnant. When I saw pregnant women, they looked so happy waddling around, picking out baby stuff, and always talking about how great it was. When I…

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HERstory: Lindsey

At the end of November 2020, I found out I was pregnant with our third child. The day after my doctor called me to confirm I was indeed pregnant, the sickness started with a vengeance. I couldn’t eat even though I felt hunger, and the nausea was so strong I felt like I couldn’t take…

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We all love a happy ending: update from Rachel

We did it! My daughter, Dakota Aoibhinn, and I survived Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She is a thriving, smiley, giggly four month old, and we couldn’t be more in love with her.  My husband and I had always wanted a big family, but the thought of surviving another HG pregnancy sends waves of nausea through my body…

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HG Truths: HG and Primary Hyperparathyroidism

When two things don’t mix well… A memoir about HG and Primary Hyperparathyroidism by Nikki Reaching a diagnosis of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) was a long journey for us, but as Thomas Fuller put it, “A disease known is half cured.” We went through three difficult pregnancies with the usual runaround of “its morning sickness,” “it…

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Takiyah’s HG Truth

I was first diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) in 2007-2008 with my first pregnancy. Unfortunately, I didn’t have all the resources I do now or the knowledge of what to expect. Due to HG and ptyalism, I couldn’t keep food nor water down. I suffered from heart palpitations throughout the pregnancy due to a heart…

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Kierstan’s HG Truths

I have been sick in all four of my pregnancies, and my first two ended in first trimester miscarriages. I got pregnant with my first daughter in 2017 and was sick days after conception. I didn’t understand why I wasn’t feeling well and ended up taking a test at 4.5 weeks. I just kept getting…

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