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OB Patient Stories

Joy Triumphs Over Grief – Shacorra’s OB Story

Joy Triumphs Over Grief – Shacorra’s OB Story

Shacorra and her husband, Jerrod, were thrilled when they welcomed their first child — a healthy baby boy named Grayson ...
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A Doula Gives Birth with the Help of a Midwife

A midwife helps a doula give birth. What's that like? Find out as Cherokee Women’s Health patient, Maddy, shares her ...
HELLP Syndrome Diagnosis – A Life-Threatening Variant of Preeclampsia

HELLP Syndrome Diagnosis – A Life-Threatening Variant of Preeclampsia

HELLP Syndrome is a serious, rare condition that left undiagnosed can result in life threatening consequences. Cristie was diagnosed with ...
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Quick and Unexpected Labor and Delivery

Brooke’s journey to motherhood seemed to happen quickly — from having baby fever to rushing to the hospital to giving ...
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Queen’s Journey to Motherhood: Part 7

Part 7 of Queen's video series. Watch Episode 7 — the final video of our series — as Queen shares ...
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Queen’s Journey to Motherhood: Part 6

Part 6 of Queen's journey to motherhood. Our patient, Queen, shares her journey to motherhood after a high-risk pregnancy ...
Queen’s Journey to Motherhood: Part 5

Queen’s Journey to Motherhood: Part 5

Part 5 of Queen's journey to motherhood. Watch Queen as she shares her experiences of becoming a mother after a ...
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Patient Shares Infertility Journey

Our patient Jacqui talks about her experience with infertility and her ultimate journey to motherhood ...
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Queen’s Journey to Motherhood: Part 4

Part 4 of Queen's journey towards motherhood and how Cherokee Women's Health helped her realize her dreams of being a ...
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Queen’s Journey to Motherhood: Part 3

Part 3 of a video series as patient Queen talks about her journey to become a mother ...
Queen's Story Ep. 2

Queen’s Journey to Motherhood: Part 2

Part 2 of a video series. Queen continues to share her journey towards motherhood ...
Queen's Story Ep. 1

Queen’s Journey to Motherhood: Part 1

Part 1 of a video series as patient Queen candidly shares her first steps towards motherhood and how Cherokee Women's ...
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Placental Abruption Scare – Laci’s Pregnancy Story

A placental abruption and a breech baby were not what Laci had in mind when she and her husband Luke ...
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Sick During Delivery – Chelsea’s Pregnancy Story

Cherokee Women’s Health patient, Chelsea, delivered her first baby boy and candidly shares her personal pregnancy and labor journey. Chelsea ...
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Difficult Pregnancies – A Patient’s Story

Alexandra and her husband were thrilled when they learned she was pregnant with a baby girl. Having two boys, Alexandra ...
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Giving Birth at 36 Weeks – Shelbie’s Story

Traveling while pregnant can prove to be a difficult task but moving across the country is an even bigger challenge ...
Velamentous Cord Insertion – A Scary Delivery

Velamentous Cord Insertion – A Scary Delivery

Velamentous cord insertion was not something Shannen thought she'd have to deal with when she delivered her baby. A potentially ...
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A C-Section & Postpartum Preeclampsia

A C-section, postpartum preeclampsia, and infertility were not what Katherine had in mind when she and her husband decided to ...
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Umbilical Cord Prolapse Results in Emergency C-Section

An umbilical cord prolapse was the last thing Mary expected when she delivered her baby. A first-time mom, she quickly ...
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Rainbow Baby – Ashley’s Story of Hope After Two Miscarriages

Ashley experienced two miscarriages in one year and feared she'd never have a baby. She and her husband were devastated, ...
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Twins Times Two!

Being told you are expecting twins can be quite shocking, but hearing it again four years later is an even ...
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Two Babies in Two Years

The journey to pregnancy and starting a family looks different for everyone. For Cherokee Women’s Health patient Katie, it was ...
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High-Risk Pregnancy – Sarah’s Story

Sarah learned she had a high-risk pregnancy, after having been in a new country for just two years — and ...
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Breech Baby – Nicole’s Story

Nicole was pregnant with her third child and her anxiety levels were through the roof. Throughout her pregnancy, she continued ...
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Rebecca’s 2nd Baby

Rebecca had been a patient of Cherokee Women’s for over six years when she became pregnant with her second baby ...
A Mom’s Journey from Grief to Joy

A Mom’s Journey from Grief to Joy

“The darkest time of my life was after I lost my baby at 25 weeks. The grief was unbearable. My ...
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Premature Twins: A Mother’s Emotional Journey and Her Doctor’s Unique Perspective

We sat down to interview Jourdan Adams to get her perspective on having a high-risk pregnancy with twins, and ultimately ...
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Ambre’s C-Section – A Positive Story

C-section babies Rhett and Claire Ambre wasn't expecting to have C-sections with her two pregnancies but she knows without a ...
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Morning Sickness Times Ten – Brianna’s Story

Many pregnant women have morning sickness but for some, symptoms will be much more intense and they'll experience severe, persistent ...
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Gestational Diabetes – Roseann’s Story

Roseann with baby Ava Roseann did not expect to develop gestational diabetes while she was pregnant with her 3rd child ...
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Preeclampsia and Postpartum Depression – Ashton’s Story

Ashton with baby Emerson Just three weeks shy of her due date, Ashton was admitted to the hospital for preeclampsia ...
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Preemies Run in the Family

Premature birth, also known as preterm birth, occurs in roughly 12% of women in the United States. Any birth before ...
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Miscarriage – You Are Not Alone

A miscarriage often makes women feel alone and as though no one else understands. Janie, a medical assistant here at ...
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Miscarriage: A Father’s Grief

A father's grief after a miscarriage is often overlooked. Miscarriage and subsequent pregnancies often center on the emotions of the ...
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A Rainbow Baby Story: After the Storm

A rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage, stillborn birth, or early infant death. With the latest statistics ...
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After a Miscarriage: Seeking Support

Miscarriages may affect women very differently, but the one thing that most have in common is the need for support ...
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Hope After Miscarriage

One in four women experience miscarriage. Hope often helps women cope with the loss of miscarriage. Though that hope may ...
Life Lessons: A Veteran On Starting Over, and Looking for Happiness

Life Lessons: A Veteran On Starting Over, and Looking for Happiness

An interview with Air Force veteran Dianna Hornes, third-time mom and our OB “Cover model” for this spring’s AroundAbout magazines ...
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Ashley’s Miscarriage Story

A miscarriage was not what Ashley expected to happen with her first pregnancy. Here, she shares her emotional story. After ...