Meet the clinicians: Jamise Herbert, women’s health nurse practitioner

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At Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, we care for women and children from preconception, to long after the birth of the child. We are dedicated to obstetrics, gynecology and fetal intervention because we know to improve the health of children, we must start with mothers. To help you get to know our clinicians better, we decided to sit down with them and do a short Q&A.

Learn more about Jamise Herbet, women’s health nurse practitioner, below. Full Entry »

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TTTS: A beautiful outcome of our hopeless case

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We first heard about Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women when our doctors called them for advice on our case. Our identical twin girls were 20 weeks along and had finally been diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Our girls shared a placenta. One twin was getting all of the blood flow from my placenta, and the other twin was getting hardly anything. I say finally diagnosed because when it was finally diagnosed they were already at a stage 2-3. This meant both of our girls were in extremely serious danger. In fact, our doctors who presented our case to Texas Children’s, said, “This is a hopeless case.” And the wonderful doctor at Texas Children’s replied, “Send them to us; we deal in hopeless cases.” What beautiful words for a family in need! Full Entry »

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Meet our clinicians: Sonya Simms, nurse practitioner

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At Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, we care for women and children from preconception, to long after the birth of the child. We are dedicated to obstetrics, gynecology and fetal intervention because we know to improve the health of children, we must start with mothers. To help you get to know our clinicians better, we decided to sit down with them and do a short Q&A.

Learn more about Sonya Simms, nurse practitioner, below. Full Entry »

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Kaden, our little fighter

I was done, so done, having kids after Joslynn, my now 3 year old. I had my amazing two older kiddos, BrieAnna (now 17) and Judson (now 14) who were already fulfilling my dream of being a mom. Then I was blessed to meet and marry Jason, and add Joslynn, our sweet, special needs, light and joy little girl. Between the three I was keeping plenty busy, even feeling overwhelmed with meeting all of Joslynn’s needs. Full Entry »

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Guide to the NICU

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Originally published by Lisa Treleaven on Nov. 17, 2014 on her blog Yes, This I Know.

If our sweet girl June had been born on her actual due date last year, she would be turning 1 tomorrow. Instead, she celebrated her first birthday on Oct. 10. She was born five-and-a-half weeks early due to concerns about the affects her tachycardia was having on her heart in utero; the doctors needed to deliver her to start treating her heart condition directly. It was a rough road. She spent two-and-a-half months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) before she was able to come home with us. Now, one year and five-and-a-half weeks later, with our beautiful daughter still happy and safe with us at home, we are able to reflect on those first months. Full Entry »

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