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July 14th, 2015

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Yesterday I went back to Hickory again, and that may be the last time ever going to see that side of my family just for fun (so special occasions don’t count). 206 more words

Forgiving the Flesh--In Which I Recount the Ways My Body Has Betrayed Me

Dear Lily June,

As human beings, we live in the flimsy structures of our fleshy bodies. Our hearts, like birds, are protected only by a cage of ribs; our minds, like yolks, sit inside the bony eggs of our skulls. 2,130 more words

[ARTICLE] Mortality and Morbidity During Delivery Hospitalization Among Pregnant Women With Epilepsy in the United States - Full Text HTML


Importance  Between 0.3% and 0.5% of all pregnancies occur among women with epilepsy. Evidence suggests an increase in perinatal morbidity and mortality among women with epilepsy. 475 more words


From the Perspective of the Patient

July 22, 2015

I never stepped foot inside a hospital until nursing school. No broken bones, no surgery, no severe illness. I’ve been one of the very few fortunate. 944 more words


A Doula's Wish List

I’m never sure which day I should consider to be my doula “birth” day; the day I completed my training course from Bastyr University, the day I completed and sent in my paperwork for certification, or the day that I received word that my certification was processed and official.¬† 694 more words


The Delivery, Part I--In Which I Have No Birthing Plan and Things Escalate Quickly

Dear Lily June,

If you’re old enough to read this, you probably know the unfortunate truth about your mother: She is easily rattled. She panics out at the whisper of a problem. 1,164 more words

[WEB SITE] Childbearing Risky in Women With Epilepsy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women with epilepsy are at increased risk of suffering serious complications or dying during delivery, a new study finds. 251 more words