When KeShawn Sanders Jackson was born prematurely at 23 weeks gestation, he weighed just 1 lb. 5 oz. He spent the first few months of his life at Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital before being transferred to the NICU at Children’s Akron campus. Through every step of the way, […]
After years of trying to have a baby, my husband and I found out we were pregnant in June of 2015. We were beyond excited! I had to go to the doctor a lot because of my age and blood pressure – I was over 35 with high blood pressure. In September, we found out 2 […]
My labor story begins on Jan. 7, 2013, at 32 weeks and 2 days. It was a normal work day and I had a doctor’s appointment for the start of my twice weekly non-stress tests (NSTs). At the appointment my blood pressure (BP) was really high at 175/99. And during the non-stress test, my baby […]
Our son Jaxson was born almost 9 weeks premature. The Akron Children’s NICU staff at St. Elizabeth Medical Center were so encouraging and proactive in his treatment that 10 months later he’s met all expected milestones much before expected due dates.
Denise Mitchell was about 6 months pregnant when she began having complications during her pregnancy. A visit to the doctor led her to be diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening condition to both mother and baby.
When my daughter, Everly, was born prematurely at 33 weeks I quickly learned that nurses can make or break your time in the NICU. Nurses are primarily the ones caring for your baby and communicating with you as a parent. I basically spent every waking hour with my daughter, but at night, I found such […]