I was extremely nervous about his birth, but the team here at CHRISTUS went above and beyond to make this experience amazing for my family and me.
“My name is Lindsay and I am a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse here at CHRISTUS Health Southeast Texas. I had the privilege of delivering my miracle baby boy, Fischer, here at CHRISTUS on March 10, 2016. He is my second living baby, and his birth follows the traumatic loss, a year prior, of our twins at 20 weeks. I was extremely nervous about his birth, but the team here at CHRISTUS went above and beyond to make this experience amazing for my family and me. The experience was much different from my first C-section in 2008. My baby boy never left my side this time as compared to my first baby. My daughter went straight to the nursery for the transition period and didn’t come to my room until 4 hours later. Fischer was placed on my chest in the operating room. Talk about amazing! He had a rough start to life and needed oxygen at first. Skin-to-skin contact in the operating room truly helped him overcome his breathing difficulties. We were breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth in the recover room, and he stayed with me from that moment on.
He was able to stay in my room his entire hospital stay rather than staying in the nursery at night. We got to cuddle anytime we wanted, and I was able to nurse him frequently as soon as he showed hunger signs. We also enjoyed the daily mom and baby nap time from 1-3 p.m. All of the CHRISTUS Associates respected this nap time, and no one enters your room unless you request it. My husband even hogged the bed and got a good nap on one of the days. The team, during our stay, made such a difference in our experience. The OBGYN surgery team were very friendly and made us feel comfortable especially Courtney and Lindsey.
Our Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Derek, was amazing and supportive as well. He even grabbed our phone to take some of these priceless skin-to-skin pictures for us that we will forever cherish. The lactation team was extremely helpful and came by daily to make sure everything was going well. My nurses on 3-South were all amazing and made sure I was comfortable and kept my pain managed and the nursery nurses were so kind and patient with Fischer. Thank you to Danielle, Janis and Tara in the nursery and to Jessica, Crisa and Shirley on 3-South. You all stood out as giving great care to me and my family. Doctor Bost was fabulous as always. The NICU team (Dr. Thompson, Kelli H, and Regin) attended by C-section. Fischer was not breathing when he was born and I am so thankful to have had such experienced and knowledgeable hands on my baby!”