SARAH & KATE
It's a girl!
"I felt I was exactly where I was supposed to be, with exactly who I was supposed to be with," said Sarah Godfrey when describing the birth of her first child, Kate. She and husband Mike were thrilled by their birth experience in the HCMC Birth Center. The two had prepared a birth plan which included not knowing the sex of the baby until its arrival. Mike was the one who proudly announced, "It's a girl!" The Birth Center provides family-centered care from admission to discharge. Sarah was impressed that her baby was not "whisked away" right after she was born. Instead Kate was immediately placed on her mother's chest and they shared skin-to-skin contact. Kate and Sarah also stayed together in the same room throughout their stay. HCMC was recently designated a Baby-Friendly Hospital, which means we have been recognized as a center of excellence for maternity care practices and infant feeding.