Alongside multiple physicians, she provided care to couples that made her proud and yet she felt there needed to be more done to provide privacy and dignity. Although that practice was successful technically, she always felt rushed and unable to meet the spoken and unspoken emotional needs of her patients.
In any busy physician office, it is understood that patient calls are triaged with the most pressing physical needs met first and the remainder to be put on hold. It was PARINTS mission to correct that imbalance and allow every couple to know their source of support. PARINTS wanted to make everyone feel that their needs are important: being heard and met.
So, the idea was born to contract with physicians and provide care for their patients in a separate office: an office where only people trying to become parents are present — a safe haven for people during a very trying journey of faith and hope.
Becky has advanced training through the societies devoted to the promotion of infertility care. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Mental Health Professionals Group and Nurses Professional Group, the American Nurses Association and Missouri Nurses Association. She is also called upon to lecture to nursing groups (is considered adjunct staff for the UMSL nurse practitioner program) and has written articles on her favorite subjects: Reducing stress in the infertile couple and practicing nursing with a passion.
Since PARINTS opened in the summer of 1997, they have rejoiced in over 1900 pregnancies. Working with multiple physicians in the community, they have had the responsibility to provide exceptional care and attention. The staff family looks forward to a promising future of personal and professional growth.