Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Jomary and Federico were excited when they became pregnant with their first child. That excitement quickly turned to fear when during a routine appointment, Jomary was admitted to the hospital. She was in labor at 20 weeks. If she could make it to 22 weeks, her care team felt confident they could help her baby survive. At 22 weeks and 4 days, Jomary delivered a baby girl named Diana weighing 350 grams.
During week 22 of her pregnancy with twins, Amy was experiencing cervix insufficiency, which can cause premature birth and miscarriage. She was immediately admitted to the hospital. A day later, her water broke, and sadly one of the twins passed. Amy named him Brandon. In the midst of her devastation, she fought mentally and emotionally to focus on saving the other twin.
About six weeks from her due date, Hilary came in for my routine sonogram, but something wasn’t right. Her doctor admitted her to the hospital right away. Within 48 hours she become gravely ill. She had water on her heart and on her brain. Hilary was bed wrapped for strokes and seizures. The doctors thought Hilary and her baby were in danger, and they needed to do an emergency C-section.