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To contact the HER Foundation for interviews, please email media@HelpHER.org for immediate response.

  • Dr. Marlena Fejzo, Harvard PhD is the world's leading research scientist on HG and a HER Foundation Advisory Board member. (Dr. Fejzo endured HG during her pregnancy.)
  • Dr. Aimee Brecht-Doscher is an OBGYN in the Los Angeles area who has personally been affected by HG and is a medical consultant for the HER Foundation.

  • Kimber MacGibbon is a registered nurse (RN) and has helped many hundreds of women get thru their HG pregnancies. She has an extensive understanding of HG from a medical and personal perspective from helping women since 2000. Kimber is also a co-founder of the HER Foundation. She and Dr. Fejzo have co-authored numerous studies on HG in collaboration with USC and UCLA. Kimber had HG in both of her pregnancies. Email her at kimber @HelpHER.org.
  • Jeremy King and Ann Marie King are co-founders of the HER Foundation and can offer you a husband/wife perspective of what the HG couple is enduring together. Plus Mr. King will provide you with a male perspective of the illness. He is quoted by saying years ago when wife was pregnant with child in 2002..."Calling HG morning sickness is like calling a hurricane a little bit of rain." You can email them directly at annmarie @HelpHER.org or jeremy @HelpHER.org
  • HG women in your area - Please email Ann Marie to find women around the world willing to share their stories to help raise awareness of HG. Contact annmarie @HelpHER.org

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Recent News

dating advice The HER Foundation Supports Pregnant Women Experiencing Hyperemesis Gravidarum & Offers Resources to Help Families Cope
April 2018
These 2 Genes May Increase the Risk for Extreme Morning Sickness
March 2018

Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Extreme Morning Sickness
October 31, 2017
huff post When Pregnancy Almost Kills You
Septmber 7, 2017
Ailing Princess Kate Is 'Able to be Up and About,' Palace Source Says
Sep 23, 2014
Duchess Kate's pregnancy puts focus on ills of severe morning sickness
Sep 19, 2014
Kate Middleton Suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. What Does It Mean?
Sep 8, 2014
Hyperemesis gravidarum strikes 1-2% of pregnant women, including Middleton
Sep 9, 2014
21% of women with extreme morning sickness have abortions but there is help
Oct 1, 2014
Globe and Mail Kate Middleton and the risks of morning sickness
July 15, 2013
KPBS Birth Of Royal Baby Reminder Of Pregnancy Dangers: One San Diego Mom's Story
July 12, 2013
  Bromsgrove mum tells of morning sickness to raise awareness
May 15, 2013
Times Union Can stars' experience help draw attention to illness?
February 2013
What is acute morning sickness?
December 2012
It Takes A Princess: Kate Middleton Pregnancy Draws Attention To Hyperemesis Gravidarum
December 2012
Kate Middleton's pregnancy, illness a shot in the arm for Loudoun nonprofit
December 2012
  Dear Media: Kate Middleton Does Not Have "Morning Sickness"
December 2012
The recent hospitalization of the Duchess for hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is shedding new light on the often misunderstood condition that causes extreme nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
December 2012
Kate's Severe Morning Sickness Could Be Hereditary
December 2012
BBC interviews HG expert, HER Foundation Co-founder Ann Marie King
December 2012
A Royal Spotlight on a Rare Condition
December 2012
Jeremy King, HER Co-founder: A Dad’s perspective on HG  
December 2012
HER Co-founder Ann Marie King on Katie Couric talking about HG
December 2012
Ann Marie King, Co-founder of HER Foundation, speaks to the "CBS This Morning" about her experience with hyperemesis gravidarum and what Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is going through.
December 2012
Kate Middleton's Pregnancy Sheds Light On Rare Condition Hyperemesis Gravidarum - Live Videochat with HER Board Member, Marlena Fejzo, PhD
December 2012
  The royal pain of hyperemesis gravidarum
December 2012
Kate Middleton Is Pregnant and Has Hyperemesis Gravidarum What Is It? An Interview with HER Board Member, Marlena Fejzo, PhD
December 2012
Hyperemesis gravidarum: 'You just feel like you're dying'
December 2012
Kate Middleton's Pregnancy Sheds Light On Rare Condition Hyperemesis Gravidarum
December 2012
  Hyperemesis Gravidarum: The Scary Pregnancy Condition
March 2012
  The Reality and the Research Behind Severe Morning Sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum)
May 2012
Severe morning sickness linked to preterm births
February 2012
The Passion of the Kings, HER co-founders
September 2010
(Washington Business Journal – Nonprofits focus)
ABC News Abortion: Last Resort For Hellish Morning Sickness. Hyperemesis Gravidarum Can Threaten Woman's Health, and Maybe Her Baby's, Too
June 2010
(ABC News)
Womens Health Severe Morning Sickness Passed From Moms to Daughters
(Sydney Morning Herald)
Babyzone When Morning Sickness Takes Over - Surviving hyperemesis gravidarum
Aptil 2010
Starving for answers - January 2010
(Dallas Magazine)
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone and luteinizing hormone receptor polymorphisms and risk of hyperemesis gravidarum - December 2009
(AJOG – American Journal of Obstectrics & Gynecology)
  MOM STOP: Pregnancy disease can be debilitating - September 2009
(Tuscaloosa News)
August 2009
(OB.Gyn News)
Mom's morning sickness tied to sharper kids - August 2009
(Times of India)
When morning sickness becomes debilitating - June 2009
Morning, noon and night sickness - March 2009
(Irish Times)
Motherhood is its own happy pill when it comes to memories we'd rather not relive - February 2009
(Pasadena Star News)
Pregnancy is, in essence, the most natural and hopeful of conditions. But a surprisingly common syndrome can turn it into a nightmare - November 2008
(Washington Post)
Real Life: It's so much worse than normal morning sickness - July 2008
(Irish Independent News)
Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Caring for the disabled mother - July 2008  
The Practising Midwife (UK)
Pregnant Indian women 'at greater risk of extreme nausea - April 2008
(The Hindu)
Pregnancy and Extreme Nausea And Vomiting - April 2008
(Medical News Today)
N.Y. Giants football player Lawrence Tynes never lost confidence in his kicking or his family - January 2008
(USA Today)
Severe complications: One woman’s struggle to bring a healthy baby into the world and survive - January 2008
The clinic helping sick pregnant women - October 2007
(BBC News)
My morning sickness was so bad I wanted an abortion… - September 2007
(Times Mirror - UK)
August 2007
(OB.gyn News)
Dr. Phil show focuses on Hyperemesis Gravidarum - June 2007
  HER Foundation -- United Kingdom - April 2007
Nausea? There’s No Need to Suffer in Silence - October 2006
(NY Times)
(NY Daily News)
I couldn't stomach more children - Morning sickness put our correspondent in hospital       - she even considered having a termination - January 2006
(UK Times Online)
September 2005
(Congressman Xavier Becerra)
Boring [Oregon, USA] resident tries to help pregnant women
(The Oregonian (Oregon Live), June 2005)
Health Magazine Sure, a little queasiness is normal. But what do you do when you're nauseated 24-7? - May 2004
(health Magazine)
Baby Magazine Surviving pregnancy when you have hyperemesis gravidarum - May 2004
(American Baby)
  Miscarriages, nausea caused by little-known disease
(Medill News), May 2005
Severe complications: One woman's struggle to bring a healthy baby into the world and survive
(Reno News Review, Jan. 2008)
2008 (NBC Today Show) NBC Sheds light on HG
2008 (NBC National News with Brian Williams)
2009 (USC Hyperemesis Study)

Media Relations Contacts

Please direct media inquiries to Ann Marie King at media@HelpHER.org


Updated on: Aug. 24, 2019

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