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Story of a hospital transfer for preeclampia and cesarean birth for breech presentation

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on Sunday, 18 February 2007
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I first learned of Baby Love Birth Center from our family chiropractor, whose wife delivered both of their daughters there. The concept sounded perfect for my husband and me, and when we found out we were going to have a baby, Baby Love was my first phone call. I remember sitting on the couch with a few other expectant mothers and fathers during our first visit thinking, 'This is going to be like delivering at home!' which was a good thing for us.

As the visits and check-ups began to take place, I was made to feel more and more at ease by Sam, Ivy, and everyone on staff at Baby Love. This was our first baby, and being 39 years old, I was rather nervous at first. Samantha and Ivy always listened to my questions and concerns, and I truly felt we were able to relate to each other. My wishes were always heard without judgment and honored~ what a gift! Before I knew it, I was in my third trimester; my pregnancy had been pretty much a dream. My husband and I were reviewing Hypnobirthing, imagining our daughter's arrival in my personal choice, the Angel Room.

I remember going in for my 37 week appointment, my husband was with me. It was at that time when Sam noticed some issues with my blood work that concerned her. She ordered some further testing, immediately that afternoon. I also remember crying on her couch when I learned there was a chance I would not be able to have my baby in the water, at Baby Love. I know Sam understood how I felt. Long story short, I was diagnosed as being preeclampsia and was admitted into the Cape Coral Hospital at 37.5 weeks.

Here comes the beautiful part: although this was NOT my plan, I mean, the hospital was the last place I wanted to be~ Samantha, and then, Dr. George~ are right there with us. My 'plan' turned into Dr. George's perfect order of a Cesearean Section. Our daughter was breech. Also, some of my vitals weren't looking so hot. Dr. George explained to us about HELP Syndrome, and I was pretty much headed there. It was a professional decision that ended up helping our girl enter the world safely...because in delivery we learned about the umbilical cord being wrapped around her neck. Twice! This was absolutely the perfect place for me to be, we really saw that by this point.

I share those details just in an effort to illustrate how committed Sam and her team at Baby Love are; and how perfectly they all work with Dr. George if that ends up being your situation. What a wonderful experience~ all of it. If God blesses us with another child, I know who my first phone call will be to!

Sarah Markle

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