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15Oct 13

Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation

Caitlin Dean and Ann Marie King 
The Hyperemesis Education and ResearchFoundation (HER) are celebrating their 10th Birthday this week. To say I am grateful to them is an understatement of the highest degree.
My son Alfie exists because of the HER Foundation. Their website and forum was just about the only source of information, help and support back in 2007 when I was first struck by hyperemesis gravidarum.
Between HER and the brilliant book by Ashli Foshee McCall, Beyond Morning SicknessI was empowered and enabled enough to go through my second pregnancy to have Patrick.
The achievements of the HER foundation have been instrumental in my passion and dedication to create a similar orgnaisation in the UK and despite Pregnancy Sickness Supporthaving been established a whole year earlier, 11 years ago this month, a lack of findable web presence meant that during both these horrendous pregnancies I never found the UK Charity here to support me in my darkest hours. In fact, it was thanks to the HER website that I finally stumbled on PSS before trying for our third – So I have them to thank for Orla too and for introducing me to the PSS. For that I know many others are grateful too.
In May this year I took a trip to the states to meet with Ann Marie and Jeremy King, founding trustees of HER and I am looking forward to seeing them again in March next year. Between the HER foundation and PSS we now provide international support for women suffering across the world and the power to raise awareness of this condition is simply mega with our voices united.
  • Hyperemesis Gravidraum is NOT a normal part of pregnancy, it is a severe complication.
  • Lets scrap “morning sickness” - PREGNANCY SICKNESS is on a spectrum.
  • Women need to be treated appropriately, effectively and with kindness, compassion and dignity.
  • Research is VITAL
  • Women should not HAVE to terminate their wanted babies because of a lack of treatment and support.

    International HG Advocates outside the Whitehouse

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About Me

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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