Jaime Rochelle Herndon, MS, MPH

Jaime R. Herndon, MS, MPH

Medical Writer


Pregnancy, Perinatal and Postpartum Health, Parenting


Muhlenberg College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Jamie Rochelle Herndon, MS, MPH, MFA, is a former writer for Verywell Family covering fertility, pregnancy, birth, and parenting. She is a professional writer and editor in New Jersey.

Since 2009, she has written hundreds of articles on women's health, mental health, oncology, fertility, pregnancy, birth, parenting, and pediatrics for a variety of print and online sources, including Today's Parent, HuffPost, RosiePope.com, and Healthline.


Jaime graduated from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and women's studies. She earned a Master of Science degree in counseling and clinical health psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Master of Public Heath degree in maternal-child health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Fine Arts degree in nonfiction writing from Columbia, where she also took classes in narrative medicine.

She completed a neuropsychology practicum at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a psycho-oncology practicum at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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