I was never diagnosed with HG because of the lack of education and knowledge regarding the illness. As a result, I experienced prenatal and postnatal depression and delivered prematurely.
Hospitalized with a central line, TPN feeding tubes, and multiple medications at 4 weeks, the damage had begun. Four specialists said her liver would fail if she continued her pregnancy, she terminated her much wanted IV pregnancy.
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.
Thankful! Thankful is what I am. My babies and I survived Hyperemesis Gravidarum only because of the amazing support we received from the HER Foundation.
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!
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.
The HER Foundation’s staff, clinicians and referral coordinator volunteer many hours each year to respond to thousands of emails, messages, and calls for help with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). This is core to our mission, and we want to share why we want to expand this service. Enjoy these heartwarming messages and stories.
My doctor said I could afford to lose weight with being fat. The mental struggle of watching my body deteriorate and wondering if me or my baby would die was traumatic.
In HER Words: Thank you for sharing your Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) journey. I had baby fever. I wanted a baby so bad it hurt. I was jealous of others who were…
At the end of November 2020, I found out I was pregnant with our third child. The day after my doctor called me to confirm I was indeed pregnant, the…