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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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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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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Kimber MacGibbon during filming for Expecting Amy

The HER Foundation consulted about Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) for Expecting Amy

We’ve held it in for over a year, but now the exciting HG news is out! The HER Foundation was consulted about Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) for Amy Schumer’s docuseries, Expecting Amy. Directed by Alexander Hammer, the three part docuseries tells the story of Schumer’s marriage, comedy tour, and HG pregnancy. This series brings light to…

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Alexander Hammer

Alexander Hammer, Director and Editor of Expecting Amy, Talks With The HER Foundation

This week, we talked with Alexander Hammer, Director and Editor of Expecting Amy, Amy Schumer’s docuseries about her family, work, and HG pregnancy. In the three part docuseries, Hammer’s skilled storytelling highlights Schumer’s heart and love for her family and work: Under the lights of a comedy tour and Schumer’s marriage to Chris Fischer, we…

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sick mother in bed

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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