Posts Tagged ‘HELLP syndrome’

Step in to a Patient's Shoes to Improve Communication

Effective communication with patients in any healthcare context is of the utmost importance. Sadly, providers so often don’t put enough thought into this aspect of care: during my journey I have experienced a litany of communication disasters that have added further distress and upset to the worst situation any parent could possibly imagine. The most serious of these communication disasters happened during […] Read more…

The Ways My Heart is Broken

My heart broke the moment I knew there was no more hope for Hugo. He had fought so hard for 35 days, had defied so many odds, won so many hearts. Hugo had been born early, far too early, and his lungs were not yet fully developed. There was nothing more that could be done, except show […] Read more…

Breaking the Taboo of Traumatic Birth

I am all for women feeling in charge, in control, empowered and able to make their own choices about where and how to give birth to their baby. But what happens when the mother has no choice? Yesterday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued draft guidance stating that “women experiencing a straightforward […] Read more…

My HELLP symptoms

This entry is a companion piece to HELLP Raise Awareness. The blog describes my own experiences with the symptoms of HELLP. I hope it is useful to elaborate on how the symptoms can manifest themselves. It is in no way intended to be medical advice. If you, or anyone else are worried about symptoms during pregnancy, please […] Read more…

Bright in mind and spirit

Hello. It’s been a while since I last blogged. I missed you, and hope you missed me too. I last blogged in July 2013. Many of my evenings and weekends had been taken up by my coaching qualification coursework – which, I’m pleased to say, I passed, so the effort was worth it. I had […] Read more…

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