"The body, impotent to maladies; thirsts
for harmonies of cure by gentle ways and artful
skills to dignify countless souls' infirmed and
helpless wills . . ."


Maternl concerns the human dimension of healthcare. Maternl is mission driven to address the unmet needs for all in need of comfort, healing and solace in particular, mothers and families who have experienced infertility, miscarriages, stillbirths and neonatal deaths.

By using original and personalized programs, tools and forms of expression implicit in symbolic language; poetry, prose and verse, Maternl shares age-old empathies and lessons to enhance healing in today's complex healthcare environment.

Maternl acknowledges that there remains inexorable suffering which accompanies tribulations not only from inevitable limits of new medical technologies but from pervasive disparities which exist to deny all to have access to and to be recipient of one standard of care; disparities defined by the social determinants of health, limited or no access to care, unconscious bias, lack of advocacy and "avoidance and dismissal rather than involvement and immersion".

The signature image above is symbolic of Hygeia, the mythological Greek goddess of health and healing and represents the original and unique programs of Hygeia Health Systems, LLC.


The care of the patient experiencing a pregnancy loss is a paradigm for what we do as physicians. It tests not only our clinical skills and judgments but stretches the fibers of the human aspect of caring very thin. Maternl provides a place and community for comfort, empathy, support and hope if you should experience a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death including more original writings, poems, sharing and bereavement resources and excerpts from my book: Parenthood Lost.  →