MyChart As An Advocacy Tool? Here’s How You Can Do It

MyChart As An Advocacy Tool? Here’s How You Can Do It

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, one of the most powerful tools at your disposal is often right at your fingertips: email. Most providers now use an online system, frequently MyChart, that you access to manage your healthcare.

Patients have access to their tests, medical history, schedule appointments, and message their doctor, like an email. In this digital age, communication has taken on a new dimension, and leveraging email can be a game-changer when it comes to advocating for yourself with your medical care team. In this blog post, we’ll explore the strategic ways you can use email to foster a proactive and collaborative relationship with your healthcare providers.

Red Flags | Recognize a Dismissive or Unsupportive OB-GYN

Red Flags | Recognize a Dismissive or Unsupportive OB-GYN

Welcome, expectant parents! When it comes to your pregnancy journey, having a supportive and caring OB-GYN can make all the difference. Your OB-GYN should be your partner in this life-changing experience, providing guidance, reassurance, and expert medical care. But what if you suspect that your healthcare provider is dismissive or unsupportive? In this blog, we’ll explore the vital role of OB-GYNs in pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care, identify red flags that may indicate an unsupportive provider, and offer guidance on how to respond.

Trauma Informed Care in the OB-GYN Office

Trauma Informed Care in the OB-GYN Office

Bringing new life into the world can be a profound and transformative experience, one that defines the very essence of human existence. Obstetricians and Gynecologists (OB-GYNs) are often the custodians of this journey, guiding individuals through the intricate web of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum health. Yet, in the pursuit of ensuring the physical well-being of their patients, the emotional and psychological aspects of care can often be overshadowed or outright ignored. This is where the framework of trauma-informed care steps in – as a vital and necessary shift in the world of pregnancy care.

In Defense of Overnight Postpartum Doulas

In Defense of Overnight Postpartum Doulas

Woof! Nothing grinds my gears more than “mother” shaming. No matter how you choose to be pregnant, birth, or parent, someone out there will be ready to tell you that you are doing it wrong. Beyond the basic lack of gender neutral language (not all birthing parents are mothers and some babies have two mothers), this take against postpartum overnight doulas lacks the understanding that doulas can provide invaluable support to families to help important bonds between baby and parents.

What Hospital in Seattle to Choose for a Vaginal Birth?

What Hospital in Seattle to Choose for a Vaginal Birth?

We have many clients that ask us which hospital in the Seattle area is the best hospital to give birth at. While we have our personal opinions of hospitals, nurses, and doctors we’ve had great experiences with, we also love to see data that helps inform our recommendations, especially if you have a specific type of birth in mind. The Washington State Department of Health just released data on c-section and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC birth) rates for January 2022- June 2022.

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