HER has been making HERstory since 2000

The HER Foundation has been making HG history since 2000. In honor of Women’s History Month, we introduce the four women who have been with HER since the beginning.

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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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How can I connect with others who understand HG?

Along with good medical care, surviving Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) means finding others who understand. Here are some ways to make connections. Facebook Support Groups The HER Foundation offers multiple support groups on Facebook. Even when the platform is the same, the groups are not. Every Facebook support group will develop a culture and tone all…

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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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Champions for Change Summit

The Champions for Change Summit is dedicated to empowering our community with the education, training, and resources needed to make necessary changes in maternal health, hosted by MoMMA’s Voices. This event will give maternal health advocates the opportunity to: Connect with survivors, volunteer leaders and other like-minded champions for change in maternal health. Learn to…

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HER Foundation is 21

21 years of Help & Hope! From 2000 to 2021, we have been building a healthier future for the next generation! We have offered research, support, advocacy, and education resources to over 2,000,000 people across the globe. Join us to celebrate throughout October!

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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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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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HERstory: Rachel

Thank you, Rachel, for sharing your journey with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). There it is. The big blue plus sign. We’re pregnant! We were newlyweds, pregnant for the very first time with our first baby, and life couldn’t have been any more perfect. I was on a cloud of happiness. I was already thinking of cute…

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HERstory: Saloni

For the second installment of the #HERstory Global Initiative, we spoke with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) survivor Saloni, who is currently residing in India. She shines some light on her personal HG journey, which she is still undergoing to this day as she continues to recover. Because she believes that there is little HG awareness in…

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