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
Stories like Jennifer's are made possible in part thanks to generous
donations to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As a nonprofit organization,
Saint Barnabas Medical Center relies on your support to continue giving
the best care to our patients.