Elizabeth Czukas, R.N., M.S.N., About.com’s Guide to Miscarriage, is a registered nurse who has worked in high-risk obstetrics, antepartum care and with women undergoing pregnancy loss at all stages of pregnancy.
You can also read more about Elizabeth's current and past work on her Google Profile: Elizabeth Czukas.
As a labor and delivery nurse in a high-risk unit, Elizabeth has cared for families during the highest highs and lowest lows of pregnancy and birth. She did direct patient care for all types of pregnancy loss, from early miscarriage to medical terminations and stillbirths. She helped women understand the physical process of miscarriage, offered emotional support, and cared for dying and deceased infants to give families a positive in-hospital experience with their babies.
Elizabeth has a Master of Science in nursing from Marquette University and has undergone RTS Bereavement Training.
By Elizabeth Czukas:
Caring for families who are losing a baby is one of the hardest, but most rewarding jobs I've ever had. I have seen my patients through all kinds of losses, and none of them are easy. Every woman or couple has their own way of coping, from tears to laughter, and I've seen firsthand that none of those ways are wrong. I believe in the individual's unique experience of grief and respecting that experience. I am especially passionate about helping families honor their experience through mementoes, photography and offering private time with their babies.
My job is to give you the information you need to help answer your inevitable questions, worries, and doubts. I hope you find some comfort here, whether you're looking for information or someone to share your story with. Best wishes to you and your family.