We all love a happy ending: update from Rachel

August 5, 2021

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…

Courtney shares about attending Champions for Change Summit in 2019

July 8, 2021

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…

HG Truths: HG and Primary Hyperparathyroidism

June 15, 2021

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…

Takiyah’s HG Truth

May 19, 2021

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…

Kierstan’s HG Truths

May 1, 2021

I have been sick in all four of my pregnancies, and my first two ended in first trimester miscarriages. I got pregnant with my first daughter in 2017 and was sick days after conception. I didn’t understand why I wasn’t feeling well and ended up taking a test at 4.5 weeks. I just kept getting…

HERstory: Rachel

January 5, 2021

Thank you, Rachel, for sharing your journey with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). There it is. The big blue plus sign. We’re pregnant! We were newlyweds, pregnant for the very first time with our first baby, and life couldn’t have been any more perfect. I was on a cloud of happiness. I was already thinking of cute…

Losing Quinn

October 18, 2020

This time last year, I noticed Facebook friends posting about National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a day I’d never heard of, and I made a note to hold space for those expectant parents who lost their babies. Three days later, I started bleeding and was devastated to learn that my 7 week embryo…

We hold them in our hearts

October 15, 2020

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Awareness Month, and we want to honor the memories of the little ones we hold in their hearts. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Awareness Month, and we want to honor the memories of the little ones we hold in their hearts. We are grateful for the transparency and love shared by members of our loss community.

HERstory: Saloni

October 11, 2020

For the second installment of the #HERstory Global Initiative, we spoke with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) survivor Saloni, who is currently residing in India. She shines some light on her personal HG journey, which she is still undergoing to this day as she continues to recover. Because she believes that there is little HG awareness in…

HERstory: Veronica

September 4, 2020

This summer, we had the pleasure of interviewing Veronica about her experience with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). Veronica is an HG survivor and native Venezuelan who is currently residing in Toronto, Canada. Veronica is the first mom we were able to interview in her native language, Spanish, as part of our #HERstory Global Initiative. Below is…