Trinity Birth Center - Delivering More than Babies
Every mother can remember how she felt the first time she held her newborn baby. She can recall her excitement when labor started: hearing the baby's first cry and the moment the doctor place the little bundle of joy in her arms. There are no words to describe how it feels. to feel what it is like to be a mom.
As Kim Whitmore awaited the arrival of her first baby, she eagerly anticipated that feeling of being a new mom. Kim was 37 weeks pregnant when she woke her husband, Brian and asked him to time her contractions because they were coming more frequent. Once the doctor's office was open she decided that she should call her obstetrician, Dr. Turek to get his opinion. "I didn't want to go to the hospital until I was sure I was in labor," shares Kim. After they arrived at Dr. Turek's office, it did not take long to confirm that Kim was in fact in labor and was immediately sent to Trinity Birth Center.
This was our first pregnancy, so we were nervous and didn't know what to expect but the nurses kept us calm and took the time to explain what was happening," said Brian. At 10:30 am on July 6, 2011 Kim's water broke.
It was at that point we felt the excitement knowing that we were going to see our baby shortly," said Kim. "Little did we know my labor wasn't going to progress as quickly as we hoped."
If fact, Kim's labor would last another 24 hours before the decision would be made to perform a cesarean section. Kim spent the next ten hours waiting for her labor to progress and doing everything she could to get to the point when she could finally hold her baby. "The staff in the Birth Center took care of us like we were family the entire time," shares Kim. "They spent many hours talking with us, making sure we were well informed and comfortable."
After two hours of pushing with no progress, Dr. Turek suggested a C-section. "When a C-section was suggested I was very nervous and it wasn't want I wanted. So I told him I wasn't tired yet and asked him for more time," said Kim. The doctor gave Kim 30 more minutes to push and if the baby did not progress a C-section would need to be performed.
Thirty minutes passed without progress so arrangements were made for a C-section. "One of Kim's biggest concerns with a C-section was her ability to be able to see our baby girl once she was born," shares Brian. "Kim's mom made a point to tell Dr. Turek how important it was to Kim that she sees her baby as soon as she is born."
On July 7, 2011 at 9:33 am Ellasyn Jean Whitmore was born. She was healthy, beautiful, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. And much to mom's happiness, Baby Ellasyn was brought immediately to Kim so she could see her. "When I laid eyes on her for the first time the love and joy I felt was even stronger then I could have ever imagined."
"We wanted to share our story because we want everyone to know what a wonderful hospital Trinity is and what a wonderful place the Birth Center is to deliver your baby," said Kim. "During our time at the Birth Center we met many nurses and every single one of them was great. Many of them went well above and beyond their job descriptions and our expectations," shares Brian. "They would not only give their professional opinion but many shared with us their personal experiences with child birth and raising children."
"We specifically want to recognize Jadie Lara. She spent over an hour helping me learn to breastfeed. Jadie also gave us a phone number and told us to call anytime with questions,' said Kim. "After my time with her, I felt so much more comfortable breastfeeding. I really appreciated the time she took to help me."
Not only were the nurses great but the doctors and anesthesiologist were amazing as well. Kim's doctor through her entire pregnancy was Dr. Turek," said Brian. "He is truly a great asset to Trinity. We can't say enough about him and would recommend him to any of our friends and family."
"As we share our experience with family and friends, we cannot think of one negative part of our stay with Trinity," said Kim. "It all was honestly a wonderful experience and we are glad we chose Trinity."
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