Perhaps your chance to do a work of mercy

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a debilitating pregnancy-related disease which causes unrelenting nausea and vomiting, extreme weight loss, dehydration and malnutrition.  Too often, it leads to the terrible decision to terminate the pregnancy.   Thankfully, there is now a major medical study of HG being conducted at UCLA.

You can help with this worthwhile research!   To participate, you need only complete an online questionnaire and return a saliva kit that will be mailed to you.  Women are eligible if they are under 51 and either (1) were ever diagnosed with HG, or (2) did NOT have HG, and have at least two children.

Volunteers at Beyond Morning Sickness are helping to screen participants and expedite the process.   Please write to ashli@beyondmorningsickness.com if you’ll like to become part of the study.  Also, if you’ll like to make a donation to the research, you may do so by clicking here:  http://www.petridish.org/projects/what-causes-nausea-and-vomiting-of-pregnancy

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  • Misty

    I will gladly participate. I had HG with 4 pregnancies. I understand why women terminate. It took every prayer and all the strength I had to function. I had a missed miscarriage with the 4th. The HG was the reason I chose to have a D&C instead of waiting for nature to run its course. I know they offer Zofran now for HG patients. I cling to that hope if we are blessed again. Thanks for this, very few people understand how terrible this is.

  • http://www.theguidingstarproject.com Leah

    I completely agree with Misty and I too will gladly participate. All five of my beautiful babes have almost cost me my sanity due to HG in the pregnancy. I can completely identify with women who terminate a pregnancy due to HG as it is so difficult to remember that it is another precious, irreplaceable life is what is making you feel so awful.