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If HG continued past mid-pregnancy, did you experience complications during delivery related to your poor health such as a strained ligaments/joints, pelvic floor damage, prolonged or weak pushing, fainting, low blood pressure, low pain tolerance, forceps/assisted delivery, broken bones, nerve damage, low amniotic fluid, fetal problems due to difficult delivery, etc.?


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Our Current Research Surveys

HER Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating others on the management of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). We conduct global polls and survey's to learn more about other's experiences with HG and the medical care they receive. It is our goal to increase awareness of available medical care and the potentially devastating consequences if untreated. We accept donations to sponsor research grants.

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Our Role in Research

It is our mission to increase awareness through education and research. Although hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) affects thousands of women annually, few research studies are published annually in comparison to other disorders. We conduct semi-annual, online surveys and polls to determine the focus of our research and to assist us in obtaining grants. By conducting these via the Internet, we are able to capture data from around the world and have hundreds of participants. Most studies done on HG have only a few participants, are not controlled or randomized, and/or may not have enough evidence to support conclusions. In short, too often these studies do not meet current research standards. Thus, we aim to fund research that accurately defines the incidence and proactive management of HG to help women get the care they and their unborn child need to survive.

Why More Research Is Needed

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) was first recognized several centuries ago and was thought to be related to a physiological cause such as toxins, ulcerations, or infection. However, in the 20th century it was erroneously decided that HG was caused by psychological conflicts instead. Limited research and outdated theories have fostered this belief from generation to generation of health professional, resulting in unnecessary suffering and financial loss for too many women.

Updated on: Aug. 17, 2019

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