Nora Nicholson, who lost her son to stillbirth, is focused on preventing other parents from facing similar tragedies. As the California ambassador for Count the Kicks, Nicholson’s job is to encourage expectant mothers throughout the state to count their baby’s kicks in the third trimester of their pregnancy. A decrease in kicks may indicate in-utero distress.
Why some premature infants thrive and others struggle is a medical mystery that San Diego Pulmonologist Julie Ryu is determined to crack.
Untreated mood and anxiety disorders associated with pregnancy are costing California billions of dollars in health care spending, social services expenses and productivity losses, according to a new report.