UCLA study finds no evidence linking anti-nausea drug to birth defects

A study published by UCLA and supported, in part, by the Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation found no evidence linking Zofran to birth defects.

“What was really significant to me was that women with extreme morning sickness who took Zofran reported fewer miscarriages and terminations and experienced higher live birth rates,” Fejzo said. “Taking this medication helped them get through their pregnancies and gave them their desired outcome, a live birth.”
Marlena Fejzo, PhD

Source: UCLA Health
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CHANGE 4 CHANGE CAMPAIGN!

The HER Foundation has been helping generations of babies since 2003. Today we launch 2 weeks of fundraising so we can serve you even better. HER is the world’s largest network of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) survivors and leading site for HG information worldwide. As such, we need to:

  1. update our site’s navigation to improve access to the many resources;
  2. pay for HER awareness events like the 5k;
  3. contribute to Dr. Fejzo’s research with USC and UCLA;
  4. attend & present at medical conferences;
  5. fund development of an app for HG moms.

Join our fundraising campaign on Crowdrise & learn more or donate now.

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WELCOME 2016!!!

We are excited to begin 2016 with so much enthusiasm about the genetic research finding. Thanks to our volunteers, we also served 1000’s of mothers last year! With your support, we anticipate this year will be even more successful!

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Join the 2015 Holiday Giving Challenge!

Support the HER Foundation http://www.helpher.org/specialpages/give-hope-campaign.php! For over 12 years, HER has been the leading supporter of HG moms, HG research, and HG awareness. Today is your chance to support HER. 100% of donations go to research, education, and awareness. HER has hundreds of volunteers working across the globe in many different roles, including one-on-one and group support for HG moms. The HER Foundation has no paid staff and is a not-for-profit charity.

Prematurity Awareness

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and HG is one of the leading causes of prematurity. Women with HG are up to 4 times more likely to give birth early. Support our foundation’s efforts to improve the care of HG mothers and prevent prematurity through research & education.

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NoHype!

Representatives from 12 nations convened in Bergen, Norway last week to present the latest research on HG at the First World Colloquium on Hyperemesis Gravidarum. HG researchers, obstetricians, psychologists, leaders of support groups, and HG patients were present. The Chair of the Conference, Jone Trovik, plans to create an International Society for HG Research. Creating guidelines for core outcomes and priorities for future clinical trials were discussed. The group plans to reconvene in 2 years.

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Top Referred Pages

An important part of the HER Foundation’s mission is empowering families with facts, resources, and tools to advocate for needed care during pregnancy. Therefore, our website is rich with information for HG Moms and families. Here are some of the most popular pages:

Survival Guide and Downloads

Read our Survival Guides with tips and strategies for coping with HG. Also find downloadable tools to document and journal symptoms.

Common Medications

Medications, typical dosages, side-effects, and related research can be viewed on this page.

Health Professional Referral Network

Find or add a health professional at this link. The Referral Network is updated on an ongoing basis as moms submit health professionals worldwide.

Contact Us

Connecting with the volunteers from the HER Foundation is easy. In addition to the Support Forums, HER also has two Facebook groups: HG Support & HG Kids.

Pregnancy After HG

Find the info to make a medical protocol prior to conception as well as physically and mentally prepare for another HG pregnancy.

No HYPE HG Conference in Norway 20-21 October 2015

First World Colloquium on Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Bergen, Norway 20. – 21. October 2015 

Show your support and let your healthcare providers know about this upcoming conference. It is primarily intended for health professionals but anyone is welcome. Dr. Fejzo who heads our research will be one of the speakers. The HER Foundation is the voice for HG mothers!

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