Anticipating the birth of a child is usually a joyous event, where family and friends support and celebrate the expectant mother. The baby showers, hearing the heartbeat, seeing the ultrasounds, decorating the nursery… These are activities that all women look forward to when pregnant. But for thousands of women, the thought of pregnancy can be terrifying. Women who have suffered during pregnancy with HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) have very few places to turn for guidance, help, referrals, and comfort.
The HER FOUNDATION was founded in 2003 by three HG survivors. They endured the pain and uncertainty of a pregnancy with HG, very sick and barely eating for months, and decided to provide a resource for others through their non-profit organization.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting with potential adverse consequences for the mom-to-be and her newborn(s). It is a leading cause of hospitalization during pregnancy, as well as prematurity and infant loss.
If you care about the health of children yet to be born, and the health of their mothers, please consider giving a sustaining gift so we can continue our work in helping HG women, and to spread the word of the impact this illness has on world health. HER could be the best organization you never heard of - one that's improving the lives of women around the world.