The PedsDocTalk Podcast

82: A Mother’s Message: Losing a child to drowning- Turning grief into advocacy

August 11, 2021 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
82: A Mother’s Message: Losing a child to drowning- Turning grief into advocacy
Show Notes

On this episode I welcome Nicole Hughes (@nicolehughes8 on IG) who documents on her Instagram her life after loss and, in her words, “choosing to survive the impossible.” We discuss the following: 

  • What prompted her to become an advocate for drowning prevention
  • Common misconceptions and assumptions 
  • What she thinks the AAP can change in regards to drowning awareness/education 
  • What education/tools she thinks parents should equip themselves or their child with 
  • Why puddle jumpers are not ideal for drowning prevention 
  • What ISR is and why swim lessons are needed

AAP updated recommendations 

ISR nonprofits 

Levi’s Legacy website (additional information, links, and resources on drowning prevention)

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