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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Takiyah’s HG Truth

I was first diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) in 2007-2008 with my first pregnancy. Unfortunately, I didn’t have all the resources I do now or the knowledge of what to expect. Due to HG and ptyalism, I couldn’t keep food nor water down. I suffered from heart palpitations throughout the pregnancy due to a heart…

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Impact of COVID-19 and women’s health: challenges and lessons

On March 10, 2021, our 1 MOM is 2 Many partner, African Health Now, hosted a webinar: Impact of COVID-19 and Women’s Health Challenges and Lessons. The HER Foundation joined African Health Now, Every Mother Counts, and other experts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on women’s access to healthcare services, including maternal and reproductive healthcare.

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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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HER Foundation is an Ambassador for Malnutrition Awareness Week

We are proud to announce that the HER Foundation has joined ASPEN, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, as an Ambassador for ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week on October 5-9, 2020. It’s a week filled with valuable educational webinars and sharing of informational materials. The goal of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to educate healthcare…

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2020 Champions for Change Summit

For the first time ever, you can join us from wherever you are for Champions for Change Summit! Registration for this virtual event gives you access to our live event keynotes and workshops, an opportunity to network with patient engagement opportunities and more!

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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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Shades of Blue graphic promoting Black Maternal Mental Health Week

Racial disparity in maternal healthcare

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) affects over a million women across the globe every year meaning at least 2% of pregnant women suffer from the debilitating condition. These statistics are drawn mostly from cases of HG which are diagnosed, treated, or reported – mostly from westernized countries by those with health care. Consistent tracking criteria for HG…

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