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Hyperemesis Education & Research Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Our mission is to find a cure for hyperemesis and its complications through advanced research, provide education and support to those seeking effective management strategies for hyperemesis, and provide information on new resources and treatment options.

Results: * Over 2 million site visitors educated on HG. * About 100,000 families helped with direct support. * Numerous HG tools (app, algorithm, protocols, brochures) developed. * Over 2 dozen collaborative studies in peer reviewed journals on HG including finding the first genes associated with HG. * Thousands educated on HG management which lead to improved outcomes for mother and baby.

Target demographics: families and those managing the pregnancy disease, hyperemesis gravidarum.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 200,000 with our website, over 15,000 with our support network, and several hundred health professionals who needed information on managing HG.

Geographic areas served: globally

Programs: advanced research, education and support for those seeking effective management strategies for hyperemesis, and providing innovative information on new resources and treatment options.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sadie J C

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I nearly died due to untreated HG with my first pregnancy. I was saved by a doctor in the ER at 20w pregnant.

I had even more severe HG in my next pregnancy, but I got proper health care and treatment. Because of HER Foundation I gained the tools, resources, studies, and support to have that second pregnancy and actually survive it. I advocated for myself. I knew what to ask for, and what the warning signs were for various complications.

My baby and I would not be alive today if it wasn't for the HER Foundation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) can be a very serious and even life-threatening pregnancy condition, that is often un-treated or under-treated by doctors. Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation is an invaluable resource for women dealing with HG, their families, and the medical community/providers. I'm SO thankful I has this lifeline during my HG pregnancies!

Sue M.12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My youngest child is almost 16 and is here because of the HER Foundation. Without what I learned at HER, he and I would not have survived. A year earlier, without HER, I lost a baby to HG, so I know the impact personally.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The HER foundation is a great resource women suffering from HG — a severely misunderstood, under diagnosed and isolating pregnancy complication — and their doctors. HER advocates tirelessly for additional research and provides informative resources with what we do know, and they offer a space for suffering women to connect with other survivors. Their work is critically important and provides hope for pregnant women suffering from a debilitating illness.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went through The worst form of HG during my first pregnancy, when my husband and I decided to go for a second, HER Foundation was our main resource for preparing. My second pregnancy was 180 degrees better than my first, and I think HER Foundation for that.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I discovered the amazing work of the HER Foundation during my third hyperemesis pregnancy. Having their support not only helped me with medication decisions but gave me relief knowing I was not the alone in this horrendous state that women suffer through just to have a baby. Today, I am proud to call myself a board member of the HER Foundation so that I can pay it forward and use the knowledge I now have as a Doctor of Pharmacy to help women suffering today. Since there are no safe and effective medications for this condition, as well as a lack of understanding among both medical professionals and society, my dream is to be able to treat the cause and eliminate the devastation that Hyperemesis Gravidarum causes. I am so excited for both the research the HER Foundation has done, what we are about to discover, and the thousands of lives that will not have to suffer in the future.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came across HER Foundation by chance during my freshmen year of college and it has been such an honor to be a volunteer for this organization for over two years. All of the volunteers and Eboard are so passionate and driven to help HG Moms around the world and minimize the suffering of those with Hyperemeisis Gravidarum. They have helped an immeasurable amount of people despite different obstacles along the way and they embody what it means to take social action.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most wonderful support group of people. You are not alone. Others have experienced what you have. Help educate everyone and save HG moms and their babies from suffering.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2014 I was so happy to be pregnant! I had come so close in the past, so having hyperemisis gravidarum wasn't the first time I thought something was wrong with my body and felt disappointment and concern. There was a day when I just felt so terrible and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I knew pregnancy shouldn't be as bad as it was! I think I Googled something like, "I'm pregnant and I can't stop throwing up ". The search results returned information on HER. It was at HER, that I found women like me! Not just women like me, but health care, education, advice, support, self care, tips, and advice! Without, HER I don't know how I could have coped. So many days and months I felt so alone and afraid. Today, I'm grateful to be able to connect with other women like some HER volunteers connected with me! I had books on HG, ginger in my mailbox, and some even offered to wash my dishes!

2 McKell Murdoch D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is fabulous and is saving lives! HG is a very debilitating disease and women who struggle with it often don’t have the resources they need. The HER foundation is changing that!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The HER Foundation has been instrumental for the advocacy, research/education, and support for mothers like me who have and are currently suffering with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. They contribute to saving lives through all the resources/support they continue to provide. I am proud to be a Volunteer for them because they spend countless hours fighting for HG Mothers and their families in so many ways.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that puts the needs of HG moms as their top priority

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HER Foundation made it possible for me to have a second baby. Their extensive research, educational resources, and support has been absolutely priceless for me and my family. I'm now a volunteer with HER Foundation and doing what I can to help other women like myself.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great resource for moms suffering through hyperemesis gravidarum. They have a network of doctors in multiple states and online discussion forums for support.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HER Foundation helped me get my younger son to term.