Paige Najvar

In May 2007, Paige suffered an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) during labor with her second son, Elijah. Although the experience was a traumatic ordeal for everyone involved, both Elijah and Paige were fortunate enough to recover quickly and escape any lasting effects from this often fatal condition. Like many women who have survived AFE, Paige quickly found herself trying to find answers to explain why she had endured such a devastating experience during what should have been one of the most joyous occasions in a mother’s life. And, like many women before her, she soon found that there were very few answers.

As part of the AFE Foundation, Paige hopes to help families that are touched by AFE to rebuild their lives as quickly as possible. She is also putting her efforts to help determine the cause of this devastating medical condition. With these answers comes the hope for a cure and the promise of a lifetime of love for mothers, fathers, and their children.

Paige works as a wildlife biologist and a freelance writer, but lives to spend time with my husband David and their two sons, Noah and Elijah. Paige enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, swimming, mountain biking, kayaking, and camping.