When she went into labor on April 30, 2013, Kara and David went to the BirthPlace at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Kara says the whole birth experience was great from start to finish. “The nurses and staff were compassionate and I felt like I was their only patient. They made it truly special for us,” says Kara. “Our daughter, Ellie, was born right in our private suite, and it was a very calming environment.”
But the big surprise for the couple was when David’s mother visited and recognized it as the same room where she delivered David years before. “Talk about a legacy!” says Kara. “Hearing that made our experience so much more special, having a father and daughter born in the same hospital room!”
In good hands
Shortly after Ellie was born, Kara heard that her doctor was retiring. When she learned she was pregnant for a second time, she was referred to OB/GYN Kimberly Roark, MD. “Dr. Roark was very thorough during my second pregnancy. She walked me through the whole process, even though it was my second time,” says Kara.
On August 16, 2015, Kara and David’s son, Gus, was born. “We can’t say enough about our wonderful experience, both times,” says Kara. “It is such a caring, nurturing environment and the staff is so supportive, not just for the mother and baby, but they made my husband feel special, too. We highly recommend the BirthPlace at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.”
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