Amy Schumer: What is hyperemesis (HG)?

At the HER Foundation, we are grateful for Amy Schumer’s transparency in sharing her journey, openness to raising awareness, & advocacy for mothers & babies

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10 Things You Should Know When Recovering From PTSD After HG

PTSD after an HG pregnancy is treatable. You are not alone. Be patient with yourself. The Hyperemesis Education and Research (HER) Foundation is here to support you and offer resources.

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Vomitos del Embarazo materials delivered to Ministry of Health in Havana, Cuba

Miriam Erick delivered copies of her nutrition books and other Spanish print materials from the HER Foundation to the Ministry of Health, Cuba.

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Raise Your Voice: Danielle

Most of it is a blur. It was a truly terrifying time because I needed to keep my job for my health insurance.

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Is an HG Pregnancy High Risk?

Doctors are often asked if an HG pregnancy is “high risk.” It is important to understand that there is no standard definition of what high risk means. It is also clear that a person who has hyperemesis gravidarum does not have a normal pregnancy. There are a few things that people might mean when they say “high risk.”

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Our HG Experts Answer the Web’s Most Searched Questions about HG

Our team at the HER Foundation wanted to answer the Internet’s most searched questions regarding HG. Responding to common questions like, “Will hyperemesis harm my baby?” and clearing up misconceptions like, “Why does HG cause ketonuria?,” we’re here to clarify the conversation surrounding hyperemesis.

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The Struggle to Self Advocate

There are many reasons women find it difficult to advocate for themselves during a pregnancy with severe nausea and vomiting or HG.

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The Hyperemesis Education & Research (HER) Foundation in the New York Times

In this NYT article, “Hyperemesis Gravidarum: When Morning Sickness Is So Extreme You Can’t Function,” Patricia Waldron dives into the difference between hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and the morning sickness of a healthy, normal pregnancy.  Waldron interviews Her Foundation’s Kimber MacGibbon, Co-founder/Executive Director, and Marlena Fejzo, a Geneticist and on HER Board of Directors. The article…

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Raise Your Voice: Athena

When I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum during my first trimester, little did I know it was so much more than just “morning sickness.” I struggled physically, emotionally and mentally. I experienced sickness during all my pregnancies, but this last pregnancy was usually distressing, with increased amount of relentless vomiting and nausea.

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We Are HER: Shazmin

I struggled with PTSD and Postpartum Anxiety following my first HG pregnancy, and it took years of therapy and communicating with other HG survivors to find the courage and resources–like the HER Foundation–to try for a second. My second HG pregnancy was much worse; I was vomiting at 4 weeks and admitted to the hospital…

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