After experiencing an ectopic pregnancy and multiple miscarriages earlier in life, Sarah assumed she never become a mom. Then, to her suprise, she found out she was pregnant, and was referred to Capital Women’s Care, an affiliate of Ascension Saint Agnes. For the nine months that followed, Sarah experienced significant complications, requiring frequent trips to the Emergency Room and Labor and Delivery Department for testing, monitoring, and pain management. During this time, Sarah was diagnosed with degenerating fibroid tumors, and went into premature labor several times. She worried often about her ability to carry her son to full-term, and relied heavily on the doctors and nurses at Ascension Saint Agnes for guidance and expert care, every step of the way.
When it was determined that Sarah could safely deliver her baby, she went to Ascension Saint Agnes and was greeted left and right by staff who had been part of her process of care since day number one. Some stopped in to say hello or offer congratulations. Others were eager to meet Sarah’s baby boy, knowing that the journey to get to delivery day had been long, and not always easy.
Carter was born three and a half weeks early, weighing in at a healthy six pounds, five ounces. Sarah recalls looking at him in awe, feeling that he was absolutely perfect and that every step of her difficult journey had been worth it.
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