Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Before, during and the aftermath. Is a true story of my journey before, during and after HG. A fight against HG and overcoming the odds, dealing with the aftermath of HG years later and still being sick with CVS ( Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and my teeth rotting. A fight to tell my HG story so no other mother has to go through the hell I did during HG. and after. It a journey of my life, before HG and how a drunk driver shattered my dreams at 21 years old. A fight for survival and almost dying during HG with horrible medical care and fighting for myself and my baby.  I was told I would never be a mother and then the fight of my life with the worst HG ever and dealing with the aftermath of the toll HG has done to my body.. I am writing a book to share my journey of life before, during and the aftermath of Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Coming 2017

-Starr Andrews  Strong

You can visit the Ayden Rae Foundation at: http://www.aydenraefoundation.org or click the picture below to visit their website  for more information on support and education and help. The Ayden Rae Foundation is a worldwide awareness organization dedicated to advocacy for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) sufferers as well as expanding outreach for education, research, and an eventual cure.  

            Ayden Rae Foundation 
​           Helendale, CA 92342 USA
           Phone: 1 (760) 282-5397
             Fax: 1 (877) 366-7744
    Email: aydenraefoundation@gmail.com

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Hotline For Mothers And Families In Need.  If you need support please contact the ARF and they will help you.

               1- (844) 573-4600

                Our Mission

The Ayden Rae Foundation is a worldwide awareness organization dedicated to advocacy for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) sufferers as well as expanding outreach for education, research and eventual cure.

About the Ayden Rae Foundation The Ayden Rae Foundation was formed after the loss of Ayden Rae Pack. Her Mom and Dad, Vanessa and Perry Pack, created the foundation with the mission to aid in the discovery of a cause and cure for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).Vanessa experienced HG with each pregnancy. After several miscarriages and three successful deliveries, she did her best to forget about the symptoms of  HG, not wanting to relive the nightmare.

It was not until her seventh pregnancy, and the loss of Ayden Rae, that she decided enough is enough. The Packs realized their true passion was to save the lives of HG babies and mothers by fighting for a cause and cure for HG. The Packs, still longing to have another child after losing Ayden Rae, suffered through several more miscarriages. It was not until Vanessa’s 11th pregnancy that they were finally successful.

The HG success story of that final pregnancy is an amazing one. Based on her pregnancy with Ayden Rae, her high-risk OB team did not feel she or the baby would survive HG this time. At seven weeks, her doctors decided the best approach was to terminate Vanessa’s pregnancy. She heard the words, “We have your termination procedure scheduled for tomorrow morning and we will have counselors ready to help you through the process.”

Vanessa gathered all of her strength and said, “I thought I had been admitted into Loma Linda University Medical Center. Maybe I mistakenly checked into our local community hospital as this defeatist advice is what I received from them!”

Looking at her admissions paperwork she said, “Keep the termination scheduled. You can all draw straws to see who will be attending it.” As the doctors’ jaws dropped, Vanessa stated, “I am going to die trying to have my baby! You go figure out what you are going to do to help us live!”

For information or questions about medical issues, treatments, research and genetic studies: 
Contact Kimber MacGibbon at kimber@HelpHER.org

For information or questions about public relations and media inquiries:
Contact Ann Marie King at annmarie@HelpHER.org

For information or questions about fundraising, public policy/advocacy, or HG Dads' perspective:
Contact Jeremy King at jeremy@HelpHER.org

Mailing Address:
HER Foundation (Hyperemesis Education and Research) 
9600 SE 257th Drive
Damascus, OR 97089 USA 

You Can Find the Ayden Rae Foundation

on Twitter @AydenRaeFDN

Help Her  HG Education and Research 

About The Author : 

Ashli Foshee McCall is a stay-at-home, home-schooling mother who battled severe hyperemesis gravidarum four times.

Jeffrey W. Wall MD, FACOG, is the Medical Director for the Women's Health and Wellness Center at the Truman Medical Centers, University of Missouri at Kansas City Medical School.

(Dr. Wall edited the medical content and wrote the forword.) Every year 50,000 American women are hospitalized annually due to hyperemesis gravidarum. Some terminate wanted pregnancies because of the debilitation of the disease, lack of information and the lack of social and medical support.

Consisting of medical data and personal stories, Beyond Morning Sickness is a comprehensive, 500-page book which provides information on treatment options, validates the disease experience, and offers insight that can enable caregivers to better meet the needs of sufferers.

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Pregnancy Sickness Support is a registered UK charity working to improve care, treatment and support for women suffering from Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) and the severe form of the condition; Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).

They are currently a small charity and rely heavily on donations and fund-raising from sufferers and the work of volunteers but we are growing rapidly thanks to the hard work and dedication of our small team.

Our national support network is for sufferers of NVP and HG and their carers, which is growing and developing constantly and making a huge difference to women all around the country. Our leaflets and website also provide a valuable resource for those suffering. We are also working hard to raise awareness about Nausea and Vomiting in pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum with the public, the media and Health Care Professionals (HCP's) and are involved in ongoing research into the cause and treatment of NVP and HG and the psychological impact for sufferers and their families. Guidelines and training programme for healthcare professionals are in the pipeline and we are hosting a conference in London this September where the latest research and developments will be presented. We also host an annual conference for Pregnancy Sickness Supporters.

Long term we would like to see the charity grow to reflect the national need for support for these condition and if you would like to get involved or donate to support our work then please see our pages on Getting Involved and Donating.





READ ASHLI BLOG ABOUT IT HERE:  Please click on the picture of the book to the left to take you to Ashli McCall blog about this scam.

The HER Foundation is the world's largest grassroots network of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) survivors and leading site for HG information on the Internet. HER is dedicated to helping those suffering hyperemesis and those who have survived it. Only those who experience HG can truly understand how difficult it is! The Foundation is here to be a voice of support and education to all who are faced with managing HG. 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 as they become available.


 I know first hand about this book, because I was sick and searching for answers so bad. It was before I found beyond morning sickness.com .This book does not have all the answers and is slap together taking information from other sources online and it plagiarism and is a huge waste of money please beware. Click on the book to read the author of Beyond Morning Sickness blog about this book and scam. If you are looking for a great book please buy Beyond Morning Sickness. You can buy it thruogh Amazon. 

Beyond Morning Sickness

By: Ashli MC Call

Beyond Morning Sickness is a convenient source of helpful information for those suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum and for the people who care for them. [beyond-morning-sickness] The book consists of medical information and personal stories. Order now and 100% of the money will go to the HER Foundation to help continue raising awareness You can go right to this link to order.  Click on the book on the left to order now.

If you can't afford the book, contact Beyond Morning Sickness directly they don't want any HG mother suffering. You can visit Beyond Morning Sickness at:


The HER Foundation was founded in 2002 by Kimber Wakefield MacGibbon, Ann Marie King, and Jeremy King. Kimber and Ann Marie are HG survivors who know firsthand what it’s like to live with HG.  Kimber is a registered nurse who suffered from nine months of severe hyperemesis. The health professionals caring for her were largely unfamiliar with the possible causes and available treatments. It was only after being treated in the emergency room by a physician who's wife had HG, that she finally began to get the medication she needed to survive. She then began researching the topic in depth all the way back to the 18th century and in 2000 created a website www.hyperemesis.org to help women and health professionals understand how to manage HG more effectively. She has a son and daughter after two term pregnancies with severe HG.

In 2001 Ann Marie King suffered from severe hyperemesis and was in and out of the hospital throughout her pregnancy. In despair and searching of answers, Ann Marie asked her doctor if she could speak with another woman who had suffered through HG. The doctor did not know of anyone she could contact.  It was then that Ann Marie knew her calling was to help other women who are suffering from HG and let them know they are not alone.  Thankfully, Ann Marie’s husband Jeremy found Kimber and once Ann Marie had delivered a healthy baby boy, the three co-founders created the HER Foundation and achieved 501(c)3 non-profit status.  They created a website (www.HelpHER.org) which included a forum for women to support each other and a referral network of doctors who truly understand HG.  In addition, they launched a nationwide awareness campaign which included a briefing on Capitol Hill sponsored by several Congressman. 

Today, the website receives over 200,000 visitors each year from all over the world and manages an interactive forum which has over 5,000 members.  The directors and volunteers at the HER Foundation continue to be driven by a strong desire to minimize the suffering of women with HG and to eliminate the need for aborting much-wanted babies due to misery, misinformation and desperation. HER hopes that health care professionals will find the information they need to provide consistent, proactive, and effective care for women with HG and that women and their families will find ways to better cope with this debilitating condition.  HER Foundation is currently working closely with the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to conduct genetic research. If you are an HG suffer or an HG surviver please donate to the HER Foundation. They work so hard to helps mothers worldwide and all proceeds go back towards research and education to find a cause and a cure. Their are many things you can do now to help. Please visit the HER Foundation and click on the link below. Also in the HG breaking news updates you can find the latest updates from HER.

Thank You Lyle And Ashi For All You Did To Help Me During HG You Were The Only Ones That Saved Me From Abortion. My Doctors Did Not Give Me Options Only Abortion. Thank You Lyle For Tracking Me Down And Giving Me A Copy Of The Books. You Saved Me!

God Bless You Both.

- Starr Andrews Strong  

Author Of Beyond Morning Sickness Ashli Mc Call 's Book Saved My Life During My HG Pregnancy . She Was My Inspiration To Survive And Fight. Thank You Ashli For your Book If It Wasn't For You I wouldn't Of Survived  And Would Of Gave Up. Your Book Gave Me A Reason To Fight And To Write My Own Book. To You And Lyle I Can't Thank You For Giving Me The Strength In 2010 To Fight. I will Be Always Grateful . Lyle who is a good friend of Ashli that has helped her with everything was my saving grace. He tracked me down and sent me the book when I was on death door. I will be forever grateful to you both.  

- Starr Andrews Strong  

You can find PSS on Twitter


      Stories of Hope

I will be sharing my journey and other HG mothers stories of survival, loss, and a fight to overcome HG. Please keep checking back as I am working on this page. Under HG Stories you will be able to read true HG stories from real HG mothers who over came survival, sickness, death, abortion, loss, and much more, these will be short stories and the full story's will be in the book.

Some of the mothers that are currently sharing there stories are:

-Amy Gregory

- Carissa Olowski

- Carrie Burns 

- Minita Little

- Lindsey

-Hennie Goldstein

-Stacy Higginbotham

- Vanessa Pack

Father's Stories 

- Perry Pack

- Robert Strong 

​There will be more stories in the book, if you like to send in your story or an HG Reality Quote, a poem or photos for the book please contact us.

*All Stories will be featured on this website and www.starrandrews.com  and selected stories will be in the book called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, before, during, and the aftermath the rare side of pregnancy you haven't seen.*


We are still looking for medical professionals such as doctor's or nurses to share about HG.

We are also looking for husband's or boyfriends to share about HG and how HG has effected you by seeing a loved one so sick and you could not help them.  We still need mothers to share their HG story and HG truth of loss, sickness. and giving up hope . If you like to submit your story or a few words of how you felt with HG please contact Starr at: starrandrewshgbook@gmail.com  or you can contact us at: info@hg-before-during-and-the-aftermath.com

If you are a HG mom suffering from HG  you can reach out to two different HG foundations that are out there to help HG mothers and families. below is there information:



 Medication Brochure 

​Read Below:

Her Foundation

Do You Shop With Amazon? Please use this link for a portion of sales go to her the HER Foundation to go towards education and research.  Non Profit doesn't mean it doesn't cost money to run the foundation. It means everyone that works here doesn't get paid and the time and effort they put into it is on their time. All donations go towards research and education.

Have you seen the new research published on Zofran? Great news! One study cites the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology who agrees with HER's long-standing recommendation of early treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy to stop progression, and concludes that current data do not support a reluctance to treat women with Zofran in clinical practice. The other study is a systematic review of current studies and finds the overall risk of birth defects associated with ondansetron exposure appears to be low. Of course there is a potential risk with any treatment, but there are also known risks of malnutrition, dehydration and stress.

Read & share our info on Zofran:

  •  HER's summary of the issues Click here:


            HER's research on medication safety:

  • Antihistamines and other prognostic factors for adverse outcome in Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

  • European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biolog, 2013


Scam Book Taking Advantage of HG Mothers Please Beware! Do Not Buy This Book. 

Courtesy of HER Foundation: 

The Founders of the HER Foundation meet Dr. Phil to thank him for helping inform the public about hyperemesis.
From left to right, Kimber MacGibbon, Dr. Phil McGraw, Ann Marie King and Jeremy King.

Pregnancy Sickness Support In The UK For HG

You Can Contact Pregnancy Sickness Support at: 024 7638 2020

Monday- Friday 9am-430pm

@HerMoms On Twitter 

Find the HER Foundation on Twitter and Facebook, Click the links and it will take you to their page. 


Starr And Kierra at a photo shoot for Kierra 3rd birthday. I love this picture. I didn't think I would beat HG. I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel No matter how hard I tried. Going through HG was one of the hardest thing in my life. Trying to pick up the pieces and move past HG once it was over, is the aftermath of HG the part of HG most don't talk about. I am sharing my true story of surviving HG and my journey of before, during, and the aftermath. I will be sharing other HG survival stories in my book. It will be release late 2016.

- Starr Andrews Strong  


Beyond Morning Sickness.Com

Contact Pregnancy Sickness Support: 

  postal address is:

Pregnancy Sickness Support,

Dunmore Farm




PL24 2TU

If you are currently suffering and would like more information about treatment and coping strategies or to be matched with a volunteer for one-to-one peer support, please call our helpline. If we are unable to answer your call please leave a message with your name and number so that we can get back to you.

If you are currently supporting a sufferer and would like more information please call our helpline or email support@pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk 

Please take care to say your phone number clearly as we can't call you back if we can't hear it. 

We aim to return all messages within 24 hours during the week where possible. If you don't hear back from us during this time please call again.

​The Ayden Rae Foundation Has A 24 Hour Support Line 24 Hour hotline for HG mothers who need help and support.



Hyperemesis Gravidarum Before, During And The Aftermath. 
           The Rare Side Of Pregnancy You Haven't Seen...
Is A Worldwide Awareness Organization Of HG Activist Dedicated To Advocacy For HG Mothers and Offering HG Support Sisters and Ongoing Support To Mothers During An HG Pregnancy Or In The Aftermath of Hyperemesis Gravidarum  .

Starr Andrews Strong Speaks Out About Her Nightmare Pregnancy In Her Book And Tells Her Journey And Other HG  Mom's Stories of Nine Months Of Hell. There are two sides to each story, this is the side of pregnancy you haven't seen....

This is a FREE helpline run by volunteers and supported by the Ayden Rae Foundation.

Have you been diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)? Do you feel alone and seek support from those who understand? Please know that you are never alone support is just a phone call away!