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Wellness for Washington Women

Healthcare Disparities in Ecuador – Obstetric Fistulas

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | Allison Crawford, BSN, RN

The summer I graduated from nursing school, I went on a surgical mission trip to San Pedro, Ecuador. The group of Ob-Gyn’s I went with had been providing training for physicians and midwives yearly to improve the quality of emergency obstetric care in rural Ecuador. As a newly graduated nurse, this specialized type of nursing… Read More

Nutrition & Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | Dr. Susan Rutherford, MD

How much weight should I gain?  What foods should I eat or avoid? Every pregnant woman asks these questions.  There are now some great online resources that even provide individualized information to help pregnant women manage their weight gain. First of all, “eating for two” is a harmful myth. Increased caloric needs for a normal size… Read More

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