American Broadcasting Company (ABC) & The View: An apology to all Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) sufferers/survivors
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is more then morning sickness and is no laughing matter. HG can cause malnutrition, dehydration, and maternal and/or fetal death when left untreated or when it is not treated properly. Too many women have been forced to suffer in silence because friends, family, and medical professionals have not taken them seriously.
Bringing HG into the public eye is something we all want if only to bring about awareness, not to be laughed and scoffed at with quips like "...it doesn't sound to bad" and "it's just morning sickness" we get enough of this from others who just don't understand this illness.
As part of ABC's/The View's apology they should bring an expert (such as Anne Marie King) on the show to interview and/or women who have suffered from HG of varying severities to show that not all HG sufferers require identical treatment and that what works for one woman may or may not work for another. There is essentially no cookie cutter/one size fits all treatment for this terrible and debilitating illness.
If you need more information about this disease or know someone who may be suffering in silence, please sign this petition and then go to helpher.org for more information and resources! Thank you!