For the longest time, we have been told that the cure for preeclampsia, a condition that happens during pregnancy and postpartum and is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine, is birth. In other words, once baby is born, both parent and baby are free from the risks of
It's National Women's Health Week, an awareness event created by the United States government to promote practices that support a woman's health and well being throughout her lifetime. As part of this effort, the Womenshealth.gov website has created checklists, fact sheets, and helpful resources to
In celebration and recognition of National Nurses Week, we're sharing with you a peak into the life and thoughts of labor and delivery (L&D) nurse Haley Personna. I met Haley during a birth where I served as a doula when I lived in Myrtle Beach, SC. I was so impressed and grateful for her skill and
May 5 is International Day of the Midwife, a day to recognize, celebrate, and call for more access to midwives across the world. The 2018 theme is "Midwives leading the way with quality care," and that's exactly what I want to share with you about my three pregnancy and birth experiences in the care
Stillbirth and infant death are devastating experiences for a family. Grieving the loss of a child, while painful, is a required part of the healing process. There is never any "getting over" the death of a child, but there is moving through different stages and ways of feeling.