Sepsis Awareness Month

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sepsis is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Hyperemesis Gravidarum significantly increases risk of sepsis because of reduced immune function, invasive procedures, and urinary tract infections. If you suspect sepsis, get immediate care. Every hour matters. Sepsis is when the body’s response to…

Read More

August HER Foundation Online HG Support Group

As a service to moms with a current or prior diagnosis of HG, the HER Foundation hosts free, online support groups via Zoom on the third Thursday of the month from 12-1 PM/CST. Begin or continue the healing by connecting with other HG survivors. These groups are facilitated by HER Foundation Board Members and HG…

Read More

We all love a happy ending: update from Rachel

We did it! My daughter, Dakota Aoibhinn, and I survived Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She is a thriving, smiley, giggly four month old, and we couldn’t be more in love with her.  My husband and I had always wanted a big family, but the thought of surviving another HG pregnancy sends waves of nausea through my body…

Read More

HER Foundation Online HG Support Group

As a service to moms with a current or prior diagnosis of HG, the HER Foundation hosts free, online support groups via Zoom on the third Thursday of the month from 12-1 PM/CST. Begin or continue the healing by connecting with other HG survivors. These groups are facilitated by HER Foundation Board Members and HG…

Read More

Courtney shares about attending Champions for Change Summit in 2019

Words can’t describe the total shock and awe I felt at the Champions for Change Summit I attended on behalf of the HER Foundation, October 18-20, 2019. For years, I believed that women were either sick like me, specifically with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), or that they must have had a wonderful pregnancy. My time at the Summit…

Read More

Top 5 Ways to reduce trauma in an HG pregnancy

Trauma from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) cannot be prevented. The HER team believes the following tips will give you the best chance of being prepared for HG in a subsequent pregnancy. Top 5 Ways to Reduce Trauma in a Subsequent HG Pregnancy: 1. Create an HG Protocol that takes account what worked and didn’t work in…

Read More

Treating PTSD after HG

Just like with any trauma, the severity of impact depends on how the individual person experiences HG and any prior history of trauma. This is why preventative care, such as accurate education and support, can make the difference between a woman (or caregiver) resolving and integrating their traumatic experience or developing PTSD (or Complex PTSD)…

Read More

HER Foundation Online HG Support Group

As a service to moms with a current or prior diagnosis of HG, the HER Foundation will host free, monthly online support groups via Zoom Meeting on the third Thursday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM/CST. Currently, there is a limit of 150 participants. Follow the Facebook event for updates and reminders. The purpose of…

Read More

HG Truths: HG and Primary Hyperparathyroidism

When two things don’t mix well… A memoir about HG and Primary Hyperparathyroidism by Nikki Reaching a diagnosis of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) was a long journey for us, but as Thomas Fuller put it, “A disease known is half cured.” We went through three difficult pregnancies with the usual runaround of “its morning sickness,” “it…

Read More

New HG Tools!

In honor of HG Awareness Month, we are launching a new Patient Treatment Brochure and have expanded our HG treatment algorithm. Mothers struggling with HG can now find all the essential information on managing HG in a single, printable brochure. It’s a perfect reference for medications and HER resources. Clinicians now can find not only…

Read More