It’s been a crazy week capped off with a wicked stomach bug that hit our little guy four hours after I got home from all the MHAD activities. Poor thing was battling a new round every 30-40 minutes that night and seems to be on the mend. If it had to come, I’m very thankful that it hit AFTER Thursday, rather than BEFORE it! . Needless to say, I’ve been a bit busy over here. There is a lot I want to share about MHAD and I‘ll get around to it in the coming days. In the meantime, I’m soaking up all these extra snuggles on this rainy day and praying the vomit is finally over.
So it begins. . Three stops. . Power heels are packed. . Let’s do this. . MHAD 2020
If you’re a new mother, it’s so important to speak up when you feel something is wrong. You know your body best. Be persistent until you get answers. . Healthcare providers, please make sure you Stop! Look! And Listen! when they do. . #repost @rwjbarnabas_health ・・・ Most women who give birth recover without any issues. For some, there are postpartum warning signs that may indicate a complication that requires additional medical attention. Suzanne Spernal, RWJBarnabas Health Vice President, Women's Services, outlines what to look out for and what to do if you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms in the days, weeks or months after giving birth. ... #123forMoms #MaternalHealthAwareness #maternaljustice #WellnessWednesday #LetsBeHealthyTogether #Postpartum
It’s silly things like seeing him fly down the big slide all by himself when he wouldn’t do it last week. It’s seeing his giant grin when he realizes he can do it. . I’m so glad I’m here to see it. 🧡
#repost @heroesformoms ・・・ #FamilyFriday #MyWhy Maternal mortality and morbidity have a significant impact on dads too. Despite hating needles, Adam Cattell became a first-time (and regular) blood donor after his wife, Casey, needed multiple transfusions a week after delivering their son. She wouldn't be here without the blood donations. Someone donated the blood she needed. Helping the next family is important to me. . Thank you for being a hero for moms, Adam! . #heroesformoms #giveblood #givenow #nationalblooddonormonth #123formoms #patientsafety • #aabb #njabbp #transfusionmedicine #patientsafety #bloodbank #blooddrive #blooddonor #blooddonors #maternalhealth #maternalmortality #maternalmorbidity #postpartumhemorrhage #maternalnearmiss #maternalnearmisssurvivor #mnmsurvivors #mhad #njmhad #hemorrhage #ismomok #expectingmore
So it begins: our preschool class has a class “pet”! We are the lucky family who gets to take it home first... and thankfully, it’s the stuffed variety. At pick-up, N declared “I don’t want that thing!” His teacher said “too bad!” 😂 . Not only did I laugh, but I started remembering the shenanigans of taking home our class rabbit in first grade, yes, a REAL RABBIT! Brace yourself, @arcattell! It’s coming! 😂🤣
It’s something special to see the hospital system that saved my life twice lead the way in New Jersey and nationally through Maternal Health Awareness Day. I am grateful that @heroesformoms is a part of it. 🧡 . #repost @rwjbarnabas_health ・・・ Maternal Health Awareness Day is next Thursday, Jan. 23. ... New Jersey is the first state in the nation to designate a day calling for action to raise public awareness about maternal health and promote maternal safety. Here, Suzanne Spernal, RWJBarnabas Health Vice President, Women's Services, and Ryan Hansen, founder of The Tara Hansen Foundation, talk about the importance of the day and your support for this campaign. ... #123forMoms #MaternalHealthAwareness #maternaljustice #MHADNJ #letsbehealthytogether
We came home from the park to a surprise package at our door. Can I just tell you, this survivor tribe loves hard! This pillow cover is not only handmade to commemorate the blood drives I run near Valentine’s Day, but one of the hearts was purposely sewn with multiple fabrics to be “representative of the trauma we have suffered, but how we’ve been pieced back together to be beautiful again.” . Seriously, the tears flowed reading this card! I can’t thank you enough, @mmilford12! Your timing couldn’t be more perfect either. Little did you know I just spoke at MOPS last Friday and shared how God is rearranging the broken pieces like kintsugi. So grateful for you and your friendship since the very beginning. 😭♥️🙏🏼