It's always wonderful to hear from patients who've had a great
experience with BCH care providers and facilities. And when the feedback
includes a healthy and happy birth story, it's somehow even better!
Please read on for Dylan's birth story, recently shared by her parents,
Micah and Georgia.
"In the midst of labor, my wife Georgia and I were transferred to
Foothills Hospital from the local birth center. We received great care
for our entire visit, but our experience in the delivery room in the care
Paige Swales was truly extraordinary.
We had been having a long and rough labor. Georgia was not progressing
at a fast enough rate to be able to deliver without some intervention,
which is why we were transferred. After the introduction of an epidural
at the hospital, we were able to get some much-needed rest and resume
our delivery attempts.
Paige recognized that our daughter was asynclitic (meaning her head was
tilted so that the top of it wasn't centered on the cervix) and needed
to be turned. She told us she would try her best for a couple of hours
to get her aligned properly, but if that was not successful, we would
need a cesarean. Paige used a variety of techniques aimed at helping babies
move into a better position for delivery -- successfully! Soon enough,
our daughter had turned into the position needed to be able to be born
Georgia and I fully credit Paige’s efforts, her demeanor, and her
expertise with allowing us to deliver our baby without a C-section, and
will be forever grateful to her. She saved us a major intervention that
we are so happy to have avoided, and allowed us to begin life as a family
of three in a much better state. We cannot overstate how much we feel
that Paige was critical to this experience and how thankful we are to
have been in her care. She is an amazing asset to Boulder Community Health
and we just wanted to convey our gratitude."
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