Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease that may cause weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to severe nausea and/or vomiting with potential adverse consequences for the mom-to-be and the newborn(s).
The HER Foundation is a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating others on the management of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). It is our goal to increase awareness of available medical care and the potentially devastating consequences if untreated. The HER Foundation is the voice of HG Progress, providing support, groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on hyperemesis gravidarum. Since 2000, The HER Foundation has been the leading source of information on HG and have helped hundreds of thousands of families across the globe.
❤️women, babies (little doves), and families
❤️leaders, researchers, and volunteers
❤️patient advocates around the globe
...many voices united in one mission
I am HER!
Your are HER!
We are HER!
Together, we are an unstoppable force for healthy moms and babies.
A three time survivor of HG, Your Little Dove owner and founder, Cindy Montoto, felt called to channel the trauma of her hG pregnancies to become an advocate for women suffering from the debilitating disease. With a combination of medications and IV infusions and 35 weeks of violent unrelenting sickness, Cindy was kept alive through her only viable pregnancy and delivered a healthy little boy in September 2017. Your Little Dove became a HER Foundation Partner in 2019. Every May, Your Little Dove pledges to donate 10% of our monthly sales directly to HER Foundation and on May 15th - HG AWARENESS DAY -, Your Little Dove pledges to donate ALL sales directly to the HER Foundation.
Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for support and innovative management of HG has exponentially increased. Our donations have not matched the need, and that is why this month we will be working to raise $20,000 to continue our direct service to women. We will not stop fighting for HG moms and their babies...and YOU CAN HELP!
Donate directly to the HER Foundation here or TEXT the word "GIVE" OR "DONATE" to 503-743-6936
If you're pregnant, sick with nausea/vomiting, or suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), this HG Care app can help! Developed in partnership with The HER Foundation and UCLA, the HG Care app is the first HG app backed by research data to help women and their families and alerts them to take action if needed.
- Communicating to health care professionals exactly what medications were taken and how sick the patient feels
- Tracking how much (or little) was eaten and if treatments are working
- Sending an alert when weight drops or if the patient is getting dehydrated and needs medical attention.
- Reminding patients to take their medications, check blood sugar levels, and change their IV if needed
By keeping track of symptoms, patients receive insights into their care and can take action before a condition becomes serious.