Black Maternal Health Week 2022

April 11-17, 2022, is Black Maternal Health Week. At the HER Foundation, we are dedicated to providing research, resources, and support for people affected by HG. We join the celebration of BMHW22 because we know that Black patients have additional systemic hurdles to overcome to get quality HG treatment and specialized medical care during pregnancy.…

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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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HERstory: Veronica

This summer, we had the pleasure of interviewing Veronica about her experience with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). Veronica is an HG survivor and native Venezuelan who is currently residing in Toronto, Canada. Veronica is the first mom we were able to interview in her native language, Spanish, as part of our #HERstory Global Initiative. Below is…

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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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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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Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2020

July 19-25 is Black Maternal Mental Health Week. At the HER Foundation, we are dedicated to providing research, resources, and support for women and families affected by HG. We know that BIWOC (Black, Indigenous and Women of Color), particularly Black women, have additional systemic hurdles to overcome to gain quality HG treatment and specialized medical…

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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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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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