Risa Kerslake is a registered nurse and a freelance writer and editor who has contributed to dozens of consumer publications throughout her career, including Parents, Healthline, Vice, What to Expect, Shondaland, and Verywell Health. Specializing in health care topics such as women's health, fertility, children's health, genetics, and mental health, she has a passion for sharing stories and connecting with readers. Kerslake earned her bachelor’s in nursing at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two daughters and an Australian cattle dog. To read her latest, visit RisaKerslakeWrites.com.