The Hearts of Gold HER Earrings

Help us spread awareness by showing your #HGstyle everywhere you go! The Hearts of Gold gives back 10% of proceeds for this bracelet to HER Foundation.

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HG Impact: Sally

My name is Sally. I have three children: Rachel (born 1988), Timothy (born 1991), and Emilia (born 1997). I suffered from HG with all three pregnancies, before the HER Foundation began. 

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HG Impact: Liz

I’m pregnant with my second baby right now. My first pregnancy was a healthy, and I wasn’t expecting Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) at all!

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HG Impact: Shola

I felt depressed a lot because I was dealing with my sickness by myself, but I was able to find an online support system through the HER Foundation and meet other women experiencing the same difficulties. I did not feel alone.

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What to Say

Sometimes it’s difficult knowing what to say to HG patients. These lists come from the HER Foundation’s community.

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HER has been making HERstory since 2000

The HER Foundation has been making HG history since 2000. In honor of Women’s History Month, we introduce the four women who have been with HER since the beginning.

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Complications Secondary to Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is not self-limiting, and its impact can last a lifetime for mothers and their children. Until there is recognition of this fact and comprehensive, universal, effective treatment for all HG patients, every level of society will continue to face the costs of HG.

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Levels of Medication for Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Individual response to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) medication varies due to many factors including genetics and hydration. If a patient is vomiting constantly, oral dosing of medications will likely be ineffective and alternates such as sublingual, transdermal (patch/cream), subcutaneous (subQ), intravenous (IV), or other routes should be considered along with hydration.

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Why HG Patients Need More Thiamin than Their Healthy Counterparts

We frequently receive questions about why HG patients need more thiamin than their healthy counterparts. A pregnant Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) patient cannot eat a nutrient rich diet and may not be able to eat at all. A healthy pregnant patient can eat a nutrient rich diet that includes a variety of foods.

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Coping with Hyperemesis Gravidarum During Family Events and Holidays

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) presents different challenges in everyday life, but during holidays, it can be especially difficult to cope with your symptoms. Planning ahead according to your specific needs and self-advocating will help you to cope with sickness during holidays and family events.

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