Maternity Patient Stories

Our patients love to share their Welcoming Baby experiences at the Family Maternity Center. 

Click on their names to read their stories.


Image of OB/GYN patient Kirbi Zahner, whose placenta previa was treated by her midwife and a partner OBGYN at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Kirbi Zahner

(childbirth with a midwife) When Kirbi Zahner develop placenta previa, her midwife teamed with an EvergreenHealth OB/GYN for a birth experience she called "the best of both worlds."


Image of OB/GYN patient Carly Daniels, who delivered with a midwife at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Carly Daniels

(childbirth with a midwife) 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.


Image of OB/GYN patient Kristin Olson, who found the childbirth options she wanted at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Kristin Olson

(childbirth) Kristin Olson knew exactly what she wanted for her childbirth experience, and she appreciated the options and the flexibility offered by EvergreenHealth's Family Maternity Center for the birth of her first child.


Image of OB/GYN patient Kelly McClure, whose tumor and high risk pregnancy were cared for at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Kelly McClure

(high-risk pregnancy) Sometimes it takes an entire hospital to save a mother and her baby.

In Kelly McClure’s case, it took EvergreenHealth specialists from maternal-fetal medicine, oncology, endocrinology, hematology and cardiology to solve her medical mystery.


Image of OB/GYN patient Siri Pannell, who found support for new moms at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Siri Pannell

(new mom looking for support) Redmond mom Siri Pannell felt overwhelmed, unsure of herself and isolated after the birth of her daughter Aniston.

Then she discovered a community of support at EvergreenHealth's Parent-Baby Groups.


Image of OB/GYN patient Natalie Littlejohn, who had treatment for twin-to-twin transfusion at EvergreenHealth Maternal-Fetal Medicine near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Natalie Littlejohn

(twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) Natalie Littlejohn was 19 weeks into her pregnancy with twins, and feeling a little concerned. "Call it mom’s intuition…I knew something wasn’t right.”

Further testing picked up signs of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). Her babies would need delicate in-utero surgery at EvergreenHealth to survive.


Image of OB/GYN patient Caroline McGrath, whose premature twins were cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Caroline McGrath

(premature birth of twins) Caroline McGrath knew chances were good her twin boys would be born before their due date - but she never dreamed they’d come 10 weeks early.

EvergreenHealth's neonatal intensive care nursery nurtured her boys until they were strong enough to go home.


Image of OB/GYN patient Christine Beatty, whose multiple pregnancy triplets birth occurred at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Christine Beatty

(pregnant with triplets) Christine Beatty wanted to give her 4-year-old daughter Megan a brother or sister, but she hadn’t expected triplets. While excited, she also had to face the extra health risks that come with a multiple pregnancy.

EvergreenHealth's Multiples Program helped keep Christine's pregnancy healthy and on track.


Image of OB/GYN patient Catherina Brown, whose incompetent cervix and high-risk pregnancy were treated with bed rest at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Catherina Brown

(high-risk pregnancy; bed rest) Catherina Brown had already suffered three miscarriages before becoming pregnant again - at age 41.

At 13 weeks, she was placed on strict bed rest.

EvergreenHealth's antepartum unit provided the care and support needed to see her pregnancy through. 


Image of OB/GYN patient Karen Dennis, who had successful treatment for twin-to-twin transfusion at EvergreenHealth Maternal-Fetal Medicine near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Karen Dennis

(twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) "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.

EvergreenHealth's Maternal-Fetal Medicine program offered the delicate in-utero surgery needed to correct an often fatal condition, Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.


Image of OB/GYN patient Holly Egging, who found support for new moms at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Holly Egging

(new mom looking for support) It’s not just motherhood that has Holly Egging raving. It’s the help, support, nurturing and friendship that she found at EvergreenHealth’s Parent-Baby Group, a first-of-its-kind lifeline for new parents.


Image of OB/GYN patient Melody McMillan, whose high risk pregnancy with amniotic fluid leakage was treated at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Melody McMillan

(high-risk pregnancy) 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 began leaking amniotic fluid and was instead plunged into a world of doctors and tests.

She finished her pregnancy on bed rest at EvergreenHealth's antepartum care unit.


Image of OB/GYN patient Lindsay Kendall, whose Bilateral Pleural Effusion during high risk pregnancy was treated with a fetal shunt placed in her baby in-utero at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care in near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Lindsay Kendall

(Bilateral Pleural Effusion during pregnancy) A routine ultrasound at 20 weeks discovered a often fatal condition with Lindsay Kendall's baby.  

Researching led her to discover a possible solution – a fetal shunt procedure – available at EvergreenHealth's Maternal-Fetal Medicine program.