Giving Tuesday 2021

21 Years of Impact was made possible by the support of our community. And there is such hope for change. Don’t you feel it! Here at HER, we are ready for a BIG day in the nonprofit world: Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Giving Tuesday is the largest giving day of the year, and we…

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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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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…

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World Preeclampsia Day

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is characterized by severe and persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Even though not well understood, there are some signs that there is a relationship between HG and preeclampsia. Women with one are more likely to have the other. In one study in England, researchers found that women with HG were slightly…

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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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The vomiting won’t stop. When to call a health professional.

Call a health professional if any of the following occur: Abdominal pain, bleeding, or cramping Difficulty thinking or focusing Difficulty walking or talking Extreme fatigue and very low energy Little if any food or fluids stay down for 24+ hours Little saliva and a dry mouth Moderate or severe headache and/or fever Muscular weakness or…

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Congratulations to Xavier Becerra for being sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services

The HER Foundation congratulates Secretary Xavier Becerra who was sworn in as the head of Health and Human Services.

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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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Do I need fluids?

After vomiting for 2-3 weeks and eating very little, women need IV vitamins including a multivitamin (MVI), and B complex (or at least thiamin). Sometimes this is forgotten, so make sure to ask about it, it is very important! B vitamins are most critical as they are depleted rapidly, especially in the presence of a high carbohydrate (e.g. sugar) diet, and come from foods not often craved during pregnancy.

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