Birth Trauma Survivor and Maternal Health Advocate

The Wedding Planner: Part One

“How are you doing?” asked nurse JoAnna. It was time for her to go home, but I didn’t want her to leave.The surgery was estimated to take two hours, but we were nearing the third. I was still cold, naked and scared. She had worked long past her scheduled shift. A new nurse was taking…


Never come between a girl and her Pnina.

Before I was engaged, I ripped a picture of my dream dress out of a magazine. Designed by Pnina Tornai, this heavenly confection was a body hugging mermaid style gown made of silk tulle. The mermaid tail stopped just after the butt and turned into a billowy, layered tulle ball gown—too many layers of tulle,…