Hospitals

Navigating Pregnancy Care in a Pandemic

By Evita Almassi | May 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Navigating Pregnancy Care in a Pandemic

Pregnancy in a pandemic. These are words I never thought I’d use. But here I am, halfway through my pregnancy trying to navigate a global public health crisis. While every pregnancy poses its own challenges, mine has highlighted the ways in which telemedicine in the era of COVID-19 can expand access to quality care when done well and hinder it when done badly.

My “Baby Friendly” Hospital Harmed My Baby: How Hospitals Can Do Better

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 6, 2019 | Comments Off on My “Baby Friendly” Hospital Harmed My Baby: How Hospitals Can Do Better

Good information isn’t always enough to overcome bad systems.

How Long Do Women Wait to Be Seen in the ER?

By NWHN Staff | Jan 17, 2018 | Comments Off on How Long Do Women Wait to Be Seen in the ER?

You may feel like you face an uncomfortable amount of questions and doubt in the ER – from checking in, to how long you wait, to the actual care you receive from a doctor. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon for women.

Is the Pope in Charge of Your Hospital Bed?

By Sarah Christopherson | Jul 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Is the Pope in Charge of Your Hospital Bed?

One in six acute care hospital beds nationwide.1

More than 40 percent of all the acute care hospital beds in Alaska, Iowa, Washington, and South Dakota.

Forty-six hospitals in communities with no other local hospital to turn to.

Shackled During Labor: My Experience

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Shackled During Labor: My Experience

On August 2, 2000, I went into labor at Washington State Corrections Center for Women, better known as “Purdy.” I was pretty scared, even though this was not my first time giving birth.

Why Are Women Afraid of Giving Birth?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Why Are Women Afraid of Giving Birth?

Growing up, I never thought of giving birth as something painful or inherently dangerous. I didn’t realize until later in life that my perspective on giving birth, and pregnancy in general, was a bit out of the ordinary.