Ruth Mielke DNP, RN, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

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About Ruth Mielke

Ruth Mielke has 27 years experience as a DNP, RN, CNM and specializes in Certified Nurse Midwife.

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  1. Introduction Pregnancy is seen by most as a beautiful and happy time. But, up to 1 in 7 women develops depression related to pregnancy. Perinatal depression is the most common complication during pregnancy and postpartum. Instead of this time bei...
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    What is Postpartum Psychosis?

    I think families need to understand that PPP is a medical emergency. Calling 911 is appropriate or going to the ED. Advocating for changes in insurance coverage for this illness is also critical.
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    What is Postpartum Psychosis?

    Introduction Every few years, a news story brings attention to the devastating condition called postpartum psychosis (PPP). Sadly, this has happened again with the death of three children in Massachusetts at the end of January 2023. Lindsay Clanc...
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    Value-Based Healthcare and the Role of Nurse Practitioners

    Value-based healthcare does benefit everyone. But, for it to be profitable, it all depends on how well the provider codes for the care they give. It's not just a matter of "If it wasn't charted it wasn't done." It's a matter of "if it wasn't coded fo...
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    Transitioning From Bedside Care to Working From Home

    I find that working from home is a huge time saver. At my last job, I drove 45 minutes each way to and from work. Add on the time it took to find parking, walk into work, and change into scrubs and we are talking about 2 hours each 12-hour work day.
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    Vitamin D Deficiency and Five Ways to Boost Your Levels

    Thanks for the brief review. The amount of Vit D recommended is for bone health. We actually need significantly more to support the immune system, reduce inflammation, and reduce cancer growth.
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    The Need for Maternal Healthcare Restructure

    Extremely sad situation for the family, community, and the state of our healthcare system. Your article goes very well with the one I wrote, yet to be published, about postpartum psychosis. I hope we can each find a way to bring light on this illness...