Happy Blogiversary AWHONN Connections!

When we posted our first blog below one year ago today we could not have imagined the wide-spread direct impact it has made on the lives of nurses and families based on the stories told directly from nurses and families.

THANK YOU to each of our 300,000 visitors for reading our 62 blogs on important, but difficult topics as Perinatal Bereavement in the ER, Nitrous Oxide from both the nurses and mom’s experiences, Postpartum Depression, challenges and opportunities for a better NICU experience, and the many many times Nurses have changed lives.

We have had our bloggers asked to speak on their blogs at hospitals around the country, to share their research to help improve the lives of others and to be used as education for upcoming nurses.

You can access our full history of topics from the drop down bar at the left – explore and enjoy!


Who are we?


We are registered nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, researchers, and clinical nurse specialists who work in hospitals, outpatient settings, universities and community clinics.

We are just starting out, mid-career or executive leaders who all share a passion for healthy women and healthy babies.

We are parents whose lives have been touched by nurses.

We all have a story to tell. And we will be telling them once a week at AWHONN Connections.

Stories about nutrition, birth defects, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, touch, newborn screening, pre-term babies and full term babies, leadership, healthcare advocacy, and anything that touches the lives of women and babies.

Our stories will be empowering, heartbreaking, humbling, laugh-out-loud funny, and occasionally maddening.

Our stories will be real. Real nurses, real moms, real dads. Reals moms and dads that are nurses and nurses that everyday touch lives.

Every nurse has a story and every parent has had a nurse who has touched and impacted their lives. We thank you for your interest in our stories and your commitment to the health of women and babies.

Tell us your story or ask us more about ours in the comments below. You can always reach out at blog@awhonn.org.

Here is where you can learn more about AWHONN, who we are, and what we do.

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