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Labor and Delivery Patient Stories

Learn how UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital cares for moms and babies during labor and delivery from these patients’ first-hand experiences.

Note: These patients' treatment and results may not be representative of all similar cases.

Ashley: Labor and Delivery

Caralyn at seven months old. Learn more about Ashley's labor and delivery journey.

After working at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital as a nurse on the Mother/Baby Unit, when Ashley found out she was pregnant, there was no question in her mind: her baby would be born at UPMC Magee.

Read Ashley and Baby Caralyn's story

Kelly: Labor and Delivery

Learn more about baby Grace and mom Kelly's labor and delivery story at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.

When Kelly had her first child, Maria, she chose a natural delivery that evolved into a long and difficult birth. Dr. Erin Rhinehart and her team at University NIA Ob-Gyn Associates at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital were committed to making sure that Kelly’s second birth experience would be “totally different.”

Read Kelly and Baby Grace's story

Jessica: Labor and Delivery

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Just three minutes after arriving at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Jessica delivered her baby. “The team was ready and so well prepared for this situation,” she said of her experience.

Read Jessica and Baby Mabel's story

Laura: Labor, Delivery, and NICU

Learn more about Laura's labor and delivery story at UPMC Magee-Womens hospital.

When I was just 23 weeks pregnant, I went to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital because I was having some abnormal spotting,” said Laura. “The ob-gyn who examined me broke the news to my husband and me that I was in active labor."

Read Laura and Baby A.J.'s story

Morgan: Labor, Delivery, and NICU

Learn more about Morgan's labor and delivery story.

Morgan K. of Karns City, Pa., was in the third trimester of what had been a fairly normal pregnancy. Both she and her husband, Noah, work at a hospital system, and their plan was to deliver their new son at a location near their home. But on Oct. 4, everything changed.

Read Morgan and Baby Ezra's story