Prematurity Awareness Day

November 17th is Prematurity Awareness Month. Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is one of the leading causes of prematurity. 15% of HG pregnancies result in premature birth (a 4-fold increased risk) and are more likely to result in babies that are small for gestational age and growth restricted.  Support HER Foundation’s efforts to improve the care of…

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Prematurity Awareness Month

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is one of the leading causes of prematurity. 15% of HG pregnancies result in premature birth (a 4-fold increased risk) are more likely to deliver babies that are small for gestational age and growth restricted.  Support HER Foundation’s efforts to improve the care of HG mothers and…

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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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Prematurity Awareness Month

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is one of the leading causes of prematurity. Women with HG are up to 4-fold increased risk are premature birth and are more likely to deliver babies that are small for gestational age and growth restricted likely due to malnutrition and stress.  Support HER Foundation’s efforts to…

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Losing Quinn

This time last year, I noticed Facebook friends posting about National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a day I’d never heard of, and I made a note to hold space for those expectant parents who lost their babies. Three days later, I started bleeding and was devastated to learn that my 7 week embryo…

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2020 HER Virtual Walk, Run, or Roll

September 25 – October 5, we will be moving for our #tougHGirls and #tougHGuys. We know that it takes a village to get through an HG pregnancy, and while we can’t be together in person, we can still come together for some fun, fitness, and charity.

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Raise Your Voice: Petty

Petty, co-founder of HG Indonesia, shares about her HG pregnancy, the support she received from HER Foundation volunteers, and how she now suppports others.

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Woman with feeding tube

Come Home to HER: Samantha

When we saw the two pink lines on the pregnancy test for our third child, I could already picture the moment when our boys would meet their sibling: the five of us piled together in the hospital bed, our family complete. What I did not envision was a high-risk pregnancy riddled with complications caused by…

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Struggling with the Unknown of HG: Letitia

I have two toddlers, ages 2 and 3 1/2. During both HG pregnancies, I was diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), which is a pregnancy illness that includes severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance. My pregnancy experience with HG caused a lot of mental anguish and resulted in my decision to tie my tubes…

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Raise Your Voice: Alana

Along with many other women, I dreamt of starting a family one day and experiencing the joys of pregnancy. In the spring of 1998, I became pregnant with my first child. What should have been a happy experience turned into a nightmare. I experienced what I believed was morning sickness; however, I seemed to be…

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