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Pineapples, Birth Plans, and Target Runs

Note: Kendra is expecting twins in October and has agreed to share her thoughts about her pregnancy here each week. Well, I made it another week! Each week that goes by, I feel a little bit more relieved. I'm currently 33 weeks and less than 3 weeks away from my goal of getting to at

I Get Nervous Around Hospitals

Note: Kendra Lindell is expecting twins in October. She has agreed to share her experiences here. I'm 32 weeks and still going strong. I haven't had any signs of contractions or Braxton Hicks and now that I'm starting to see an end in sight, I feel like I'll be able to hold on for a

Cancer Center Accreditation

H.R. Hoover, MD, Cancer Center at Willamette Valley Medical Center Earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons McMinnville, OR  (August 14, 2014)--The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the H.R. Hoover, MD, Cancer Center

Why is it So Hard to Accept Help?

Note: Kendra is expecting twins in October. She has agreed to share her experience here each week. My belly is ballooning out. I haven't been able to wear my wedding ring for so long now, the tan line that was left in its absence is almost gone. With an extreme lack of comfort, sleep officially

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It Gets a LIttle Scary, but I Focus on the Big Picture

Note: Kendra is expecting twins in October. She has agreed to post weekly updates on Facebook.  Many women around me are opting for home births or utilizing alternative birthing centers. I can understand their reasons. I spent a lot of time in hospitals during my brother’s battle with cancer, and it left me with some

I am an organ donor. You should be too.

Unfortunately, part of working in a hospital is dealing with death. Sometimes patients pass unexpectedly, sometimes it's expected. Sometimes they are older and sometimes they are younger. While dying is a journey that we all will take at some point, it can be an uncomfortable topic to think about or discuss, regardless of your age