We Are HER: Jayde

December 28, 2019

Knuckling my HG experiences down to a few words is really hard. The first thing that comes to mind is how angry, withdrawn, and frustrated I was. Weeks and weeks of vomiting from 15-30+ times a day really took its toll on not only my physical well-being but my mental and spiritual health as well.…

Believe in HER: Jaimi-lee

December 27, 2019

I have had hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) five times and have two beautiful little boys. The first HG pregnancy was the hardest, most confusing time of my life. A week after I got the positive pregnancy test, the sickness started. At first it was manageable, but every single day I woke up even worse than the…

Come Home to HER: Mariane!

May 30, 2019

Most people celebrate finding out they are pregnant but I was terrified. I so badly wanted another baby, but I didn’t want to go through hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) again. I woke feeling strange that Friday. I had a Mother’s Day morning tea for my son’s preschool, but I felt nauseous and off. I suspected I could be…

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When What Seems Like A Mess Becomes Your Mission

May 23, 2019

The HER Foundation began after my first pregnancy. I started having increasing nausea and vomiting a few weeks after our honeymoon that I thought was due to a stomach ulcer or the flu. I was absolutely shocked when the doctors said I was pregnant. While I was not ready to be pregnant because I had…

Come Home to HER: Eliana

May 1, 2019

I was sitting on the floor at the foot of my bed. I kind of knew how I got there, but it was a bit fuzzy. Each time I tried to stand up, my strength wasn’t enough. I needed my husband’s help to get up and to walk to the car. It was around 2…

Come Home to HER: Suzanne

May 1, 2017

It was January 1999, and I was 13 weeks pregnant sitting in the Emergency Room hooked to an IV. Since violently vomiting Thanksgiving dinner, I had barely kept anything down. The ER doctors looked at my blood work, and I have never seen a team move so fast. This was my introduction to medical professionals that understood how…

Jessica’s Story of Loss

October 28, 2016

They say when you see those two little lines on your home pregnancy test, your life is forever changed. As I wrestled my 9 month old into his pj’s I can say this is very true. However, sometimes life changes in ways we couldn’t imagine. When you see those two lines you start picturing the future filled…

I had a niggle – #HERstory Guest Blog by Emma Paget

March 11, 2016

I had a niggle*. A niggle that remained after all plausible causes for my bouts of sickness and fatigue were eliminated and two whizzy sticks later the niggle was confirmed. There was a bundle of joy! I was brought to my knees – in the bathroom. Repeatedly! “Morning sickness is part of the pregnancy!” “It won’t last.…

LaLanne’s Thoughts

June 4, 2014

“Making the journey across country to meet my fellow HG survivors was something I had to do. Hearing similar survival stories from other HG moms and their supportive HG dads was healing for my soul. Someone FINALLY understood the suffering I endured to have my children. It was quite an emotional day for both my…

An interview with HG author, advocate and survivor, Ashli Foshee McCall

April 21, 2013

The HER Foundation and Ashli Foshee McCall are like old friends — they go way back and have been working together to help HG women around the globe. For many years, Ashli has donated her books to the HER Foundation to help us raise money for awareness, education and research. Ashli has just released a…