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26Jul 16

HER Foundation HELP Score

The amazing and wonderful Hyperemesis Education and Research (HER) Foundation in the USA are developing a tool which can be used to assess the severity of a woman’s HG symptoms and their impact on her life. Currently the only commonly used tool is the PUQE Score which is handy for distinguishing between regular morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum and for assessing the severity of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. But for women with full blown HG it’s not a lot of help for assessing whether treatments work and so on, which is why Kimber and team are developing a new one!

This is different to the work by the team in Amsterdam which are looking at a definition in the first place and outcomes which can be measured specifically for research purposes. Instead this is a tool which can be used by women, their families and their healthcare providers.

So how can you help? Well to take part you need to be currently pregnant and suffering. Then you click on the link below and fill it out. If your symptoms change over the coming weeks you can fill it in again and again, basically using it as the tool it is intended to be… this will alow the researchers to see how useful it is, hone it and perfect it!

If you’re not currently pregnant but would like to support this kind of work then please consider donating to one of the charities pushing the research agenda either, click here for more info on donating.


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I am mother of three beautiful children and wife to a fantastic and supportive husband. I am a nurse, a farmer and a trustee for Pregnancy Sickness Support. I love working hard and spending time with my kids.

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Information and support for pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum. Views are my own and do not represent those of any other organisation. Information provided here should not be a substitute for medical advice. My aim is to raise awareness and encourage sufferers to know they are not alone.

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