NICU - Jennifer's Story

Miracles happen every day at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and our premature twins are living proof.

Amy and Michael were born seven weeks early on October 5th after a very difficult pregnancy. At just over five pounds and nearly four pounds, our twins were so tiny! Even though we are the proud mom and dad to a six-year-old daughter, we were still very anxious and had so many questions about the health of our new babies.

The staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Center never failed to make us feel at ease. From the accomplished physicians to our amazing nursing team and even the incredible security personnel, we always knew our babies were in the best hands. We were confident they were receiving the very best, most compassionate care. In fact, some of the team caring for our twins were the same doctors and nurses that cared for their very own mom when I was born at Saint Barnabas two months premature more than 30 years ago.

Each morning as we prepare to visit our twins, we read the daily emails the nursing staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Composed as if written by our newborns, we get every detail about their feeding, changing and sleeping schedule before we even arrive! This is such a nice touch and just one way Saint Barnabas goes the extra mile for us.

Our family’s Saint Barnabas story began decades ago when we were each born here. Then, we had our first child here. So, Saint Barnabas Medial Center held a special place in our hearts. We bypassed more than one hospital to have our babies at Saint Barnabas, and the high level of care and attention we received assures us we made the right decision.

Jennifer and David Paul, Hopatcong, NJ

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