Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) affects up to 10 in 100 pregnancies and can result in significant dehydration and malnutrition that not only affect mother, but also her child(ren). 1 in 3 pregnancies ends in infant death.
This site/group gave me a glimmer of hope during my second HG pregnancy. I only wish I had found them during my first. Experiencing an HG pregnancy is lonely and traumatic. The support the HER Foundation offered kept me going... I am so thrilled we survived and so grateful for this foundation.
Over the next 15 years, our goal is simple: to eliminate severe HG in this generation so mothers and babies can have a healthy future. We can only do it with your support.
HER has worked since 2003 to improve the care and health of those affected by HG. Over the last 15 years, HER and its research partners have utterly changed the prevailing medical wisdom of hyperemesis gravidarum. We know now it's not in her head; it's in her genes. But we have so far to go. So many medical professionals are still ignorant or even resistant to the facts about HG. We know we can change that with greater education and awareness, as well as usage of HER's clinical tools.
We need funds to continue our ground-breaking HG research, educate doctors at medical conferences, and continue our advocacy and awareness campaigns.
*HG is hyperemesis gravidarum: a potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease that causes chronic malnutrition, dehydration & debility due to severe nausea & vomiting, and may cause long-term health issues for mom/baby.