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  1. 30 Days of A Grieving Mother

    Losing a child is a trial like no other. There is no one set way to grieve. There is no one way to carry on. In this special post, Heather Speakman, shares part of her family’s journey after the loss of her daughter, Madison.

  2. Options- With Dr. Gurvitz

    In the final week of our October theme, we hear from Dr. Gurvitz, who explores the many different options that women with CHD have, when they are thinking about starting a family.  As both a pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist, I have learned to care for all ages of patients in many different circumstances.  As…

  3. Welcoming Oliver

    This week we are continuing to explore the challenges of pregnancy for women with CHD. Today we will hear from Deanna, a heart warrior, who discusses the complications of pregnancy. However in the end, it was all worth it.  Like so many women with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), I have been told many things about…

  4. A Mother’s Love

    “Pregnancy is hard. Having a congenital heart defect (CHD) during pregnancy is even harder.”
    Loryn McGill is a heart warrior and mother. Loryn shares her experience with pregnancy, and discusses the challenges and beauty, of motherhood.

  5. Katherine Lange

    Gary and I went to our routine, 20 week ultrasound for the anatomy scan of our little nugget. We were excitedly watching our sonographer go through her hands, feet, arms, legs, kidneys, liver, then her heart. She finished and told us to wait in the room, while she went to talk to the doctor. We…

  6. The Grenier Family

    As young women with CHD, female patients are often cautioned against the idea of pregnancy, as they start to explore the idea of building a family. This October, we will hear from strong, CHD warrior women, as they share their miracle birth stories. Today, Anik Grenier shares the journey she and her husband took to create…