Celebrating 16 Years of Help and Hope for HG

Everyone has a birthday, and October 1st is ours! We are celebrating 16 years as a 501(c)3 nonprofit! But what’s a birthday without gifts? We begin the celebration unwrapping gifts from our community…to our community. 

HG Courses

Our amazing partners in Copenhagen, CanopyLAB, have been working with us since June to prepare FREE online HG courses for you and your family. This is a dream come true for many of us: HG courses available for all. HER’s knowledge and CanopyLAB’s talent and platform come together to bring you four courses!! Create your login and take the courses.

Introduction to HG: Hyperemesis Gravidarum

HG: a survival guide for expecting moms

HG: tips, support, and resources

The ABC of HG for friends and family

Special birthday cheers and lots of love to #HGsister, Sahra-Josephine, CEO, and Yamanda, eLearning Designer, for making this happen. We are grateful!

16% and Giveaway


OCTOBER 1st ONLY, Your Little Dove is donating 16% of all sales to the HER Foundation! When we say, 16% of sales, we mean 16% of ALL sales. We are so thankful for this generous gift from #HGsister, Cindy, and how it will help to continue progress in education, research, and support. So go shopping for the holidays! Learn about how Cindy started this online heirloom toy company after the loss of her second little one.

In addition, Cindy is sponsoring a giveaway for YOU! Between October 1st and October 22nd, the three largest donors to the HER Foundation will receive store credits from Your Little Dove and be able to choose from the beautiful selection of items: these three lucky people will receive a gift of either $100, $50, or $25. Thank you Cindy!

Celebration Sundays

Courses, 16% donations, and a giveaway are only the part of the celebration. Each Sunday in October will be something special for you!

  • HER’s HG experts are launching a new HG management tool, 10/6. HER HG Algorithm
  • Hyperemesis Sisterhood is hosting a Q&A with HER on Instagram, 10/13.
  • The three donors with the highest recurring, new donations will receive a tougHGirl t-shirt (minimum $25/month), 10/20.
  • We will announce the winners of the Your Little Dove giveaway, 10/27.
  • And ALL month, members of our community will tell their stories and many more will be featured in HER social media graphics.
  • Show us your selfies: #WeAreHER! Print the linked flier or hand write your own signs! Be sure to tag the HER Foundation when you share: I am HER! You are HER! We are HER! Together WE are the HER Foundation.
Thank you: Together, we are making HG Progress

We are thankful for our generous partners adding a lot of excitement and kindness to our 16th celebration. But we cannot do what we do without our wonderful community: YOU! Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $16,000 for HG Progress. We are excited to celebrate with you.

 I am HER!

You are HER!

We are HER!

Together, we are an unstoppable
force for healthy moms and babies. 

HER Foundation Joins MoMMA’s Voices

The HER Foundation is pleased to announce it has joined MoMMA’s Voices, a national coalition of patient organizations and individuals with lived experiences or those who represent them, using their voices to reduce maternal complications in pregnancy and the postpartum period.

With the wave of media and public attention on the growing and unacceptable rates of maternal mortality and severe morbidity in the United States, this coalition answers the need for a strong consumer voice to advocate, amplify, and illustrate these issues in the US. MoMMA is short for Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Advocates, which captures the coalition’s mission.

For survivors and family members of the HER Foundation, we encourage you to visit www.mommasvoices.org/individual to share your story, join the training, and use your voice to be a champion for change. If you have already shared your story on our site or with another source, you can simply copy your link into the story section after completing the demographic section of the submission.

HER joins the coalition that includes other organizational members Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) Foundation, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Every Mother Counts, National Accreta Foundation, Preeclampsia Foundation, 2020Mom, The Shades of Blue Project, Sepsis Alliance and others still to be confirmed.

The coalition’s overarching goal is to provide a home and platform for the patient voice to actively engage in efforts to make childbirth safer in our nation. Issues like patient-provider communications, racial disparities, quality of healthcare delivery, and patient information cut across all medical conditions and heavily contribute to preventable maternal deaths and illness. Most importantly, it will provide training and tools to equip advocates to become effective champions for change.

HER Foundation forms alliance with CaringBridge to help HG women stay connected to family and friends

Caring BridgeThe HER Foundation has formed an alliance with CaringBridge, a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. CaringBridge services are available online 24/7 to anyone, anywhere at no cost. CaringBridge offers protected online spaces with multiple privacy settings. Personal data is protected and not sold. People don’t see intrusive advertising on CaringBridge sites and planners. Continue reading