A Monday Surprise!

Collage of baby photos

It was a lovely Monday surprise for us all! On Monday, 7/13 around 8 AM in our office when a patient arrived in active labor.

She was having contractions in quick succession and she knew she was ready to have her baby. She was calm and collected when she told us she needed to push. With one slow, controlled push a baby girl came into the world as our first CommuniCare baby. She was pretty and pink with bright eyes that opened immediately. Our Davis team was ready to receive her, all on hand to help and eager to welcome her. Mom delivered her placenta with the paramedics standing patiently by.

“I was so pleased that the priority of our community’s first responders was to help mama get settled and then instantly get baby girl skin to skin at the breast to bond,” said Dr. Meux, who assisted mom in the delivery. Our pediatrician Dr. Phillips and Sutter’s Midwife Jessica Nagel were on call at Sutter Davis Hospital to receive and welcome both mom and baby to provide after birth care. This week, both mother and baby are thriving. Baby girl was named Xisela and the experience brought us a ray of light in our COVID focused office workflows. Her birth story will live on in our collective memory as a special moment.

Note: this post was shared with the permission of the patient.