Most mothers would probably tell their child to sit down and stop standing on the chair in the middle of their family photography session. But when you’re told your son will never walk and he mischievously climbs onto a chair with no help and stands there, posing for the camera … well, you let him do it.
This time last year, I was taking a pregnancy test. Today, I’m the mother of a healthy four month-old little boy who loves to smile and kick his legs like crazy.
Johnna Kerres tells her story of the surgery she and her son underwent before he was born. The fetoscopic surgery contributed to medical research.
After a dangerous experience, mom Paula Yost Schupp encourages all pregnant women to be familiar with the signs of preeclampsia, even if they, like her, seem to have no initial risk factors. She tells her story of how she was diagnosed, and what happened as a result.
Logan’s story is so much bigger than his diagnosis. To fully understand you have to know I had a stillborn baby named Andrew 12 years before I had Logan. Andrew had the same diagnosis as Logan. I can never forget the day I knew something was wrong with Logan. We went...
Gina Harris is the CEO of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. In this piece she shares how important nurses have been in her life. “When I went into labor with my first baby on October 24, 2007, I did not know what to expect. I knew that our baby David would either be stillborn or he would die shortly after birth. He had Potter’s Syndrome, which means his kidneys never developed, thus preventing his lungs from developing…”
Expectant parents have a great deal on their agenda during the months leading up to delivery. With so much to do, managing the details can be overwhelming − especially when things don’t go according to plan. The truth is, whether you are a first-time parent or seasoned with experience, the journey can often be unpredictable.
When my wife and I received the news that our baby girls had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, we were devastated. That was 15 years ago and there weren’t a lot of options or resources available for those diagnosed with a fetal syndrome. Fortunately for us, we...
A scar blankets the wound that materializes from physical trauma endured in the past. Displayed on the body like artwork on a canvas, the design tells the story of a major life event. In the 2018 edition of Connexions magazine three women discuss their badges of honor...
Lonnie Somers experiences the celebration that comes with Father’s Day each and every day. Fifteen years ago, the marathon-running CFO and his pregnant wife, Michelle, raced 2,000 miles to Tampa, Fla. from Denver, Colo. in search of lifesaving help for their unborn twins.