Pregnancy & Birth Patient Stories
Our patients love to share their Welcoming Baby experiences at the Family Maternity Center.
Working together for a smooth delivery
When Kirbi Zahner developed placenta previa during her pregnancy, her midwife teamed with an EvergreenHealth OB/GYN for a birth experience she called "the best of both worlds." Read Kirbi's story
A midwife birth, but in a hospital
Carly Daniels loved the idea of midwife birth, but wanted the peace of mind of delivering in a hospital. She was able to have both, thanks to EvergreenHealth Midwifery Care. Read Carly's story
I appreciated the options and the flexibility
Kristin Olson appreciated the options and the flexibility offered by EvergreenHealth's Family Maternity Center for the birth of her first child. Read Kristin's story
"Sometimes it takes an entire hospital..."
It took EvergreenHealth specialists from maternal-fetal medicine, oncology, endocrinology, hematology and cardiology to solve Kelly McClure's medical mystery and save her baby. Read Kelly's story
The sisterhood of motherhood
New mom Siri Pannell felt overwhelmed and isolated after the birth of her daughter. Then she discovered a community of support at EvergreenHealth's Parent-Baby Groups. Read Siri's story
"I knew something wasn't right..."
Testing picked up signs of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), and Natalie Littlejohn's babies would need delicate in-utero surgery at EvergreenHealth to survive. Read Natalie's story
Twins born 10 weeks early
Caroline McGrath never dreamed her twins would come 10 weeks early. EvergreenHealth's neonatal intensive care nursery nurtured her boys until they were strong enough to go home. Read Caroline's story
Reducing risks for pregnancies with multiples
EvergreenHealth's Multiples Program helped Christine Beatty keep her multiple pregnancy healthy and on track. Read Christine's story
Bedrest for a risky pregnancy
At 13 weeks, Catherina Brown was placed on strict bed rest. EvergreenHealth's antepartum unit provided the care and support needed to see her pregnancy through. Read Catherina's story
Fetal surgery to save her twins
"We are so lucky that Anna and Katie are healthy and happy," says mom Karen Dennis - but it was more than just luck that helped her adorable twins into the world. Read Karen's story
A lifeline for new parents
New mom Holly Egging is raving about the help, support, nurturing and friendship she found at EvergreenHealth's Parent-Baby Group. Read Holly's story
"I delivered my baby the way I wanted to."
Melody McMillan was 23 weeks into her pregnancy and beginning to set up the baby’s nursery. Then her plans were turned upside down when she was put on bedrest. Read Melody's story
Finding help in your back yard.
A routine ultrasound at 20 weeks discovered a often fatal condition with Lindsay Kendall's baby. She found help at the Maternal-Fetal Medicine program. Read Lindsay's story