Risa Kerslake
Risa Kerslake

Risa Kerslake is a registered nurse and freelance writer specializing in women's health topics including fertility, IVF, pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormones, vaginal health, and cancer. Her work has appeared in Parents, Healthline, Reuters, Shondaland, What to Expect, and more. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two daughters, and Australian Cattle Dog. Find her at

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