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HCA Heroes: labor & delivery nurse helps others create families – in more ways than one.

Lisa Jones, a gestational surrogate-turned-labor and delivery nurse at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, has dedicated her life to helping others build their families. Good Morning America dubbed her as the “incredible nurse” who “births babies for those who can’t and delivers them for those who can.” “For a good bit of time, I was…
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Beyoncé brings attention to preeclampsia. What to know about the pregnancy condition.

Songstress Beyoncé revealed in the September issue of Vogue that she suffered from toxemia, also known as preeclampsia, while she was pregnant with her twins.  The 36-year-old star shared that she was “swollen from toxemia” and had an emergency C-section because her health and her babies’ health was in danger. According to James T. Christmas,…
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Pregnant during the holidays? This is for you.

As the holiday season picks up momentum pharmacist Molly Thompson is keeping track of two deadlines – Christmas and her due date.  The pharmacy department clinical manager at HCA Healthcare’s Trident Medical Center is pregnant with her first child due in January. “I can definitely tell my energy level isn’t near where it is normally.…
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Understanding Newborn Bereavement – Laurie Van Damme Interview

Recent discussion and news coverage about the way presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his family memorialized the short life of their newborn baby several years ago has brought attention to the issue of newborn bereavement and shown that the importance honoring the lives of newborns is not widely understood. Every year there are around 19,000…
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