When I got pregnant with my first child, I chose Susquehanna Health for my delivery. Labor didn’t go as smoothly as I had hoped – my water broke, but I wasn’t having contractions. My doctor put me on Pitocin, a medication to induce labor. When it was clear that my body wasn’t responding to that, a C-section became necessary.
As my doctor explained, it was the safest way for me to deliver my baby, and avoid the risk of infection. I really appreciated how my doctor, the nurses and midwives worked as a team to explain to me all of the options during this process. Because I had all of the information, I felt confident in my choice to have a C-section.
I was a little bit nervous going into the surgery, but once it started, things got pretty quiet. And then the next thing I heard was, “It’s a boy!” And he was a BIG, healthy boy: 8 lbs, 13 oz and 21 ½ inches long! Now, Noah’s 19 months old, and he loves to dance.
I’m pregnant again, and I’m really excited to have my second baby at the new Susquehanna Tower. The patient rooms look more like part of a hotel than a hospital… with flatscreen TVs, refrigerators, pull-out couches and rocking chairs. I also love the convenience of having my routine OB appointments with a Susquehanna midwife at Muncy Valley Hospital close to my work.
The doctors, nurses and midwives took such good care of me last time; I trust them to be there for me the second time around. So whether this baby ends up being Emma or Jacob, I know that The Birthplace is the right place to bring her or him into this world.
– Lauren Sevier, Loyalsock, PA