Introducing Durham Connects

LUEWWD X: We Deliver!, benefiting Durham Connects, is happening on Saturday, May 17th. Before the event takes place, we want you to know more about the organization you’ll be supporting. Thank you to the Program Director Jeannine Sato for sharing this story with us! Check out Jeannine’s alter-ego The Jolly Gestational Giant; she’ll be representing Durham Connects on stage as a contestant! 

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Balancing an Early Baby with an Older Sister and a Job

Pam Dardess is a married, working mother of 2. Although she has many resources for parenting, she was concerned when her second child was born several weeks early. The unexpectedly early birth was a stressful experience both because of health concerns for the baby, but also for Pam’s life juggling work and another child. Pam had also experienced long lasting postpartum depression after her first child that went undiagnosed for many months after birth. She was aware of the possibility again and was vigilant about looking for the warning signs. She was extremely grateful to her Durham Connects nurse who discussed all of these issues and screened Pam for post partum depression during her home visit. Luckily, Pam was not depressed and felt that the extra care and attention paid by her and her nurse contributed to her health. Pam and her family are happy and healthy supporters of Durham Connects.

In the photo with Pam are her husband Tad and daughters Leah and “early bird” Maya.

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Other stories:

Durham Connects helps in a Crisis

Every Baby is Different

If you’d like to learn more about Durham Connects beyond the stories being shared here, please visit the organization’s website.

 

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