Managing Pregnancy Risks

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This edition of Be Smart. Be Well. was made possible with the participation and support of many organizations and individuals. Their advice and assistance was invaluable in developing the High-Risk Pregnancy topic.


Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City, Missouri

Chicago Women’s Health, Ltd, Chicago, Illinois

March of Dimes, Chicago, Illinois, Oakland, California

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Sidelines National High Risk Pregnancy Support Network, Laguna Beach, California

Simpson Academy High School for Young Women, Chicago, Illinois

University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

West Suburban Women’s Health, Ltd, Willowbrook, Illinois

Working Woman Magazine, New York City, New York

With very special thanks to

Jeri Bingham, State Director of Communications and Marketing March of Dimes

Armin Brott, Author, “The Expectant Father” and “Father for Life”

Susan Gerber, M.D., MPH, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Karen Hermes RN, CCM, CCP Program Administrator, Medical Management
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Candace Hurley, Executive Director and Founder, Sidelines National High Risk Pregnancy Support Network

John Lantos, M.D., Prof. of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Bioethics Chair, Center for Practical Bioethics

Victoria Leland, RN, Regional Director, March of Dimes

Patricia Schneider, CNM West Suburban Women’s Health, Ltd.

Eden Takish, M.D., Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Chicago Women’s Health, Ltd.

Barbara Turvett, Deputy Editor,Working Mother Magazine

Stephanie Vomvouras, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Editor,

Our sincere gratitude to those who agreed to tell their stories

Melissa Brandis

Cecily Rivera

Sharon Weems

And thanks to all who participated in the videos

Melanie Alvarez

Marlon Longid

Kimberly Arndt

Kathleen Longid

Tamicka Barefield

Jennifer Monasteri

Danielle Berry

Amme Nowlin

Victoria Bishop

Ana Rivera

Ian Brandis

Azalia Rivera

Rowan Brandis

Rico Rivera

Stephen Brandis

Kelly Roberts

Zander Brandis

Britt Sanborn

Zoe Brott

Evelin Santos

Sharon Calderone

Emily Spahn

Taesha Campbell

Mirielle Spahn

Lisa Cheers

Barbara Strong

Joan Derrick

Paula Walgren

Marisha Fisher

Jerry Weems

Pamela Groth


Debra Jennings


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