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, 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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Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP): How do you know if you have morning sickness or HG? How do you treat HG?

Nausea and vomiting are common in pregnancy, but how do you know if you have hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and not just normal morning sickness? There are lots of definitions of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). A recent international consensus development process established the following definition: nausea and vomiting that begins in early pregnancy, is not caused by…

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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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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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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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