Jessica Holbrook, MSN, RN, CCRN

Jessica is a current ICU nurse and nurse writer with specialized certifications in pediatrics, life flight, and cardiac surgery. She has spent most of her healthcare career caring for medically complex and chronically ill pediatric patients. Her writing focuses on education of patients and families to help them make informed healthcare decisions.


Jessica graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing from Weber State University, where she focused on hospital quality improvement and expanding access to healthcare for at-risk populations. Her masters thesis focused on health and wellness education for adolescents.


Before starting her career in healthcare, Jessica worked for years as a nanny and a high school sports coach. She spends her spare time trail running with her husband and baking with her daughter.

Jessica Holbrook
Sad unhappy woman looking at pregnancy test at home.


6 Errors That Could Make Your Pregnancy Test Invalid

No matter what you hope your result is, taking a pregnancy test is a big deal. Avoiding testing errors will ensure you get an accurate result.

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Health & Nutrition

Innovative Therapies and Treatments for Childhood Epilepsy

Using innovative or alternative treatments for childhood epilepsy can decrease the frequency and severity of seizures your child experiences.

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Health & Nutrition

Help! Why Does My Baby’s Breath Smell Like Sour Milk?

If your baby’s breath smells sour, it might be due to poor oral hygiene, thrush, or acid reflux. Good oral hygiene habits can combat a baby’s bad breath.

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When Can I Pee After Inserting a Progesterone Suppository?

In order to absorb the entire dose of medicine, you shouldn’t pee for some time after inserting a progesterone suppository. Here’s what you need to know.

Pregnant Black Lady Suffering From Nausea Holding Hand Near Mouth.


Is Nausea a Sign of Labor? 7 Signs & Symptoms To Watch For

Feeling nauseated toward the end of your pregnancy? You could be starting the first stages of labor. Here’s everything you need to know, plus other signs to look for.

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Can Twins Really Cause a False Negative Pregnancy Test?

Twin pregnancies can cause false negative pregnancy tests in some women. If you have missed a period but are testing negative, you may need an ultrasound test.

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7 Signs Ovulation Is Over

Tracking your ovulation symptoms can help you with family planning and preparation for your next menstrual cycle.

Healthy little kid shortly after birth.

Health & Nutrition

Newborn Leg Shaking: Should You Be Worried?

A newborn’s immature nervous system may cause leg shakes and jerking movements of the arms and legs. Shaking movements can be completely normal in newborns.

Young married couple teaching their son to learn the first baby steps in their home.


Late Walking in Babies: 7 Common Reasons

If your baby isn’t walking by 18 months of age, they may need a little help with walking. Physical therapy and adaptive equipment can help.

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Pregnancy, Product Reviews

7 Best Pregnancy-Safe Protein Powders of 2023

Protein powders can help you meet your dietary needs during pregnancy. Choose supplements with low-added sugar and no artificial flavors.

Pregnant woman looking her baby on ultrasound image.


When Should a Baby Be Head Down During Pregnancy?

The safest way for a baby to be delivered is with their head facing down. A baby should be head down by around 37 weeks but may flip later.

Caucasian pregnant woman having painful contractions before labour.


Dos and Don’ts Before Labor Induction: How to Prepare

Just like any other type of delivery, there are dos and don'ts to keep in mind before labor induction. Here’s what you need to know before your induction.