Teah Hoopes is a Researcher, focusing on HIV/STD Prevention efforts in Washington State. She has worked in various aspects of health planning during her 13 years as a Seattle resident; including: clinical research, health program planning and policy, and health outreach/mobilization. Teah received her MPH from the University of Washington in 2018 where she focused on epidemiology and population health promotion. In her free time she enjoys running, playing soccer with her kids, and writing.
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May 2, 2019
Sentada en la clínica de mi comadrona, no sabía con seguridad lo que era una insuficiencia cervical, pero sabía que no era algo bueno. Esto fue en diciembre del 2012, tenía 20 semanas de embarazo de mi primera hija y la noticia me tomó totalmente desprevenida. Irónicamente, había planificado como sería cada aspecto de mi embarazo y posparto. Cuando me enteré de que estaba embarazada, dejé de comer comida procesada y comida chatarra. Quería que mi hija estuviera rodeada de la mejor salud posible. Había planificado (y vuelto a planificar) meticulosamente mi plan para el parto. Oh, era un plan...
April 30, 2019
As I sat on the chair in my midwives office, I wasn’t certain what an insufficient cervix was but I was certain that it wasn’t good. It was December 2012 and I was 20 weeks pregnant with my first child, and I was completely unprepared for this news. Ironically, I had planned every other aspect of how my pregnancy and post-partum days would play out. The moment I found out I was pregnant, I had cut out all processed and junk foods. I had planned that my child would be cocooned in an environment of optimal health. I fastidiously drafted (and re-drafted) my birth plan. Oh my, what a plan it was...