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:
- update our site’s navigation to improve access to the many resources;
- pay for HER awareness events like the 5k;
- contribute to Dr. Fejzo’s research with USC and UCLA;
- attend & present at medical conferences;
- fund development of an app for HG moms.
Join our fundraising campaign on Crowdrise & learn more or donate now.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read our new (PDF) brochure you can print and share. Find out how to optimize your medications and learn how to use them to manage HG most effectively.
- Find a doctor who offers compassionate and expert treatment of HG. The HER Foundation website has a list of doctors throughout the United States and in over 15 countries worldwide. These doctors have been recommended by those who experienced HG.
- Find an advocate to speak on your behalf to doctors, nurses and family/friends so they know what you need and how you are responding to treatment. When ill, it’s difficult to remember details and deal with issues about managing HG.
- Find an educated group of HG women who know what you are enduring. This is why the HER Foundation was created over a decade ago. So many myths surround HG, people will make rude and insensitive comments like “Just eat some crackers” or “Oh, I had that and just had to force myself to eat.” HG survivors can help you deal with those uneducated about HG and direct you to HER Foundation web pages with expert information you can share with them. You will find support on our website forums and Facebook page.
The HER Foundation can help you find a doctor in your area and provide you with a supportive volunteer. If you need immediate help contact GetHelpNow@HelpHER.org.
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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The HER Foundation has struggled mightily with the decision to take a year off from the HER5K. For 2015, we want to take the time to simply focus on the mission and vision of the Foundation and we need to raise more funds in order to make the race happen!
The HER Foundation relies 100% on donations, as it receives no private or government funding. This year we plan to focus more on educating the medical community by attending medical conferences that include nurses, midwives, nutritionists, and OBGYNs who need to hear our plea of better healthcare for HG women. This is one of the most important reasons the HER Foundation exists . . . to make sure your stories and your voices are heard by us speaking up for you. The medical community must understand that better healthcare is crucial for HG women.
As we look forward to sponsoring the race again in 2016, we want the many of you who have attended and supported the event in the past to know that 100% of whatever you choose to contribute will directly support our charitable endeavors. We hope you will join us next year and want to once again thank you for your continued support, dedication and friendship over the years!
That said, don’t forget that MAY 15TH is the annual HG Awareness Day. We are in the process of putting together “HG Meet up Groups” around the globe. On the weekend of May 15th, women can find a nearby group to meet and discuss all things HG or just simply enjoy each others company while hopefully having a fantastic meal, which we all miss so much during our HG pregnancies. We hope you will share your photos on our Facebook page and appreciate all the fundraising you do as well.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN DC FOR THE 2016 HER5K!