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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: Sabrina

I was never diagnosed with HG because of the lack of education and knowledge regarding the illness. As a result, I experienced prenatal and postnatal depression and delivered prematurely.

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HG Impact: choose your words carefully

Hospitalized with a central line, TPN feeding tubes, and multiple medications at 4 weeks, the damage had begun. Four specialists said her liver would fail if she continued her pregnancy, she terminated her much wanted IV pregnancy.

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HG Impact: Sally

My name is Sally. I have three children: Rachel (born 1988), Timothy (born 1991), and Emilia (born 1997). I suffered from HG with all three pregnancies, before the HER Foundation began. 

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HG Impact: Maria and Her Family

Thankful! Thankful is what I am. My babies and I survived Hyperemesis Gravidarum only because of the amazing support we received from the HER Foundation. 

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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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