Wendi's Story Charlotte was my nurse during my delivery and in recovery. She explained everything thoroughly and made me feel comfortable.

Wendi

“My name is Wendi. Pictured up above is my son. I have had 2 different birth experiences. My first child was born almost 8 years ago and my second child 2 years ago. It is amazing how just a few small changes from my first delivery ended up having such a significant impact on my birth experience for my second baby. With my oldest, my daughter, I had an emergency C-section, and did not get to see her until I was out of recover and into my patient room. That was almost 3 or 4 hours after birth. It was one of the hardest things to go through after having an emergency C-section and not being able to just hold and comfort my new baby. She was in the nursery. I knew they were taking great care of her, but I wanted more than anything to be able to hold her in my arms and tell her I am here for her and that everything was going to be okay. With my now 2-year-old son, the difference was amazing. In the operating room the nurses and doctors put my son on me. We were skin-to-skin.

Skin-to-skin was able to comfort him. I could tell him I was there for him and that we had made it, and everything was going to be okay. Charlotte was my nurse during my delivery and in recovery. She explained everything thoroughly and made me feel comfortable. Kim, the recovery nurse, also took wonderful care of my son. She was very knowledgeable and gentle. Stacie the lactation consultant helped us get positioned and made me feel like I was doing everything right. Her encouragement was exactly what I needed. She set me up to succeed this time around by showing me different breastfeeding positions and told me what to expect with breastfeeding. She was definitely a life-saver.  Once in my room, my son was with me the entire time. It was comforting to know I could be there with him and feed him when I needed to. The nurses and doctors were knowledgeable and supportive through my hospital stay. The postpartum nurses were very attentive to my needs and made me feel comfortable throughout my stay. Christina and Crisa were my postpartum nurses. They were very understanding and compassionate.

All of the hospital team was great from pre-op until discharge. I want to thank each and every one  of them for giving my family and me memories that I will cherish and the most perfect beginning. As special thanks to my OB, Dr. Bost, for providing great care to me throughout my pregnancy and my delivery. A special thanks to Dr. Brown and Dr. Hubbell the pediatricians who cared for my son in the hospital and to Dr. Thompson the neonatologist who attended my son’s delivery. I was in good hands. Just remembering my experience is making me want to do it all over again! Thank you CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth.”