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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PTSD and HG: A Brief Guide

June is PTSD Awareness Month! Up to 18% of HG survivors are diagnosed with full criteria PTSD while others suffer with symptoms and still more go undiagnosed. Here at the HER Foundation, our goal is that no mother suffers alone. We want to empower you and share our research and resources to help you advocate for your mental and physical health.

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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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HER Live with Andrea Saliba

Raise Your Voice for mothers and babies around the world! On March 28, Kimber MacGibbon and Marlena Fejzo with be LIVE with Andrea Saliba.

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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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How HG Strengthened My Marriage

I have always been fiercely proud of my self-reliance; in fact, I have always been fiercely proud, period. But when you suddenly cannot brush your own hair, cannot shower, cannot get dressed without vomiting, vanity and pride quickly disappear.

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One tough mama tee

Tees for the whole family

Raise Your Voice without saying a word: Let your shirts speak for you! HG Awareness tees for the whole family! We have to sell a minimum by the end of the weekend. Order today: Customink.com/fundraising/HGAM20.

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HER Live with Liz Lombard

Raise Your Voice for mothers and babies around the world! On March 21, Kimber MacGibbon and Marlena Fejzo with be LIVE with Liz Lombard.

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HER Live with Cindy Montoto

Raise Your Voice for mothers and babies around the world! Join us weekly during HG Awareness Month for a conversation with Kimber and Marlena. This week, they talk with Cindy Montoto of Your Little Dove.

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Four Years Post Hyperemesis- A Message of Hope During a Difficult Time

My daughter turned four years old on April 15, which means it has been four years since I have had hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). When I look around and take in the global health crisis that surrounds us, I find myself having a lot of thoughts, and a lot to say, to the point of wanting…

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