Patients struggle with closing of Marquette Neighborhood Health Center

Published July 10, 2015

It is late morning at the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center when seven pregnant women arrive. For these women, the center is more than a place to get basic healthcare - it is a place of support. However, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, many are now searching for a new provider following the Marquette College of Nursing's decision to close the clinic on July 10.


Popular radio host gets real on air

Published Aug. 20, 2013

During an audio blog with show co-host Kidd O'Shea, Elizabeth disclosed that she and her husband, Aaron, have been struggling to have a baby for two years and even had a miscarriage last April.


"Sprinkle" provides alternative to second baby shower

Published Dec. 22, 2012

There's been much debate in the parenting world as to whether or not it's appropriate to have a baby shower for any child after the firstborn. A growing trend is to have a "sprinkle," a silly but aptly-chosen word that means a gathering that's lighter, smaller and less fussy than the traditional shower.


Filling the void left by stillbirth

Published Oct. 13, 2012

Dead babies aren't sexy. It's a harsh observation from a mother who endured the often insensitive responses of friends and family members after the loss of a child via stillbirth and was stunned by the lack of medical and charitable efforts to prevent late-term infant deaths. "People don't want to talk about it. Nobody wants to talk about it at all," said Mindy Mueller, who delivered Abigail, at 37 weeks of pregnancy. "Not talking about it is exactly why it keeps happening."


An eight-month, cross-county journey into fatherhood

Published April 9, 2012

Rachael Jurek walked into the room holding the long, white cylinder. She had a confused expression playing on her lovely features. She scrunched up her nose and squinted her dark eyes. "Take a look at this," she said. "I don't know what it means."


Pregnancy photos provide meaningful memories

Published March 1, 2011

Particularly after the baby is born, many moms and dads appreciate visual documentation of the months prior to the birth, and those families who took maternity photos cherish them forever.


Sound-off: Is it OK to drink alcohol when pregnant?

Published Feb. 8, 2009

During pregnancy, some women radically change their intake and stop drinking alcoholic -- and caffeinated -- beverages. Other women are less hardcore about their pregnancy diet, and will continue to imbibe. But what are your thoughts? Is it OK to drink alcohol while pregnant or not?


Grauer finishes term as national doula president

Published Sept. 26, 2005

Ann Grauer, president of Doulas of North America (DONA), will leave her post on Sept. 30. Grauer, who lives in Milwaukee, works full-time at the Birthplace at Columbia Hospital and says she plans to still volunteer for DONA.