Author - Kim Wilschek

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Chicago Pregnancy is a comprehensive resource for expectant/new parents and health professionals. Kim Wilschek, RN, CCE is a nurse, educator, strategist, writer, and speaker with more than 20 years experience working in healthcare, wellness, and education. For those working with parents, services include co-marketing of business via social media and other formal means, speaking at events, writing blogs & feature stories, program & event development, & identification and acquisition of local and national expert talent. For new parents, the main service is a comprehensive on-line aggregater of the best classes, resources, support and social networks, stores, practitioners, websites, and baby and mom products. We also feature promotions, contests, host a robust q & a platform, and create robust, high-level educational content for parents to help them care for their new family safety, efficiently, and harmoniously.

12 truths about giving birth from an OB nurse

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If you’re expecting, no doubt you’re receiving unsolicited advice and hearing horror stories. I’ve spent more than 20 years working in OB at three of Chicago’s leading maternity centers. Here is my perspective as a nurse.

1. There is no crystal ball. Labor is not an exact science. However, the majority of the time, mom and baby are fine, and most couples tell me it was a nicer experience than they expected.

2. The nurses aren’t mind readers. Tell y...

Posted on April 07, 2016 at 3:06 PM by Kim Wilschek