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From nativity to nurturing, nursing to nesting,

 Linwood family thanks AtlantiCare Team

 

Emma and Ethan weighed 4.4 pounds and 4.8 pounds respectively when they were born November 4, 2016 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.  They reunited with some of the many members of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Team at ARMC’s Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth August 28. Born at 35 weeks’ gestation at the Center, Ethan spent 12 days in the NICU. Emma was there for 14 days.

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Mother Sarah Kimble said she and her husband Jonathan Kimble were grateful for the care the team provided.  “The wonderful ARMC NICU nurses, doctors, and staff helped us to bring them home and they’re healthy and happy babies,” said Sarah.

Providers and staff welcomed the babies – taking turns holding them and commenting about how they’d grown. “You can tell they’re not hungry,” Kimble laughed as she thanked the team for helping her to breastfeed the little ones. “The NICU nurses and my lactation consultant taught me how to nurse the babies – including different ways to help them latch, because they were so premature. Sometimes it took an hour at a time, but they stayed with me and helped me. Their support was invaluable.”

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Jennifer Tioseco, M.D., MBA, medical director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, CHOP Newborn Care at AtlantiCare, and Stephanie Grayson, M.D., CHOP neonatologist, both mothers of three, including a set of twins each, shared tips for parenting twins.

Kimble also said she appreciated being able to stay overnight in the Center for Childbirth nesting room after she was discharged from the hospital.

Sarah's father, Ronald Caplan, who is an AtlantiCare Board Trustee, added, “The providers and staff helped Sarah with everything she needed. The nesting room enabled her to stay close to Emma and Ethan until they were ready to come home. It was such a comfort to Sarah as a new mother, and Jonathan as a new dad, to be cared for in such a supportive setting.”

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About a week after their NICU reunion, the babies had a check-up with their pediatrician. “They’re each a little more than 21 pounds of goodness,” said Sarah.

About AtlantiCare’s lactation Consultants

AtlantiCare offers support for breastfeeding mothers during and after their hospitalization. AtlantiCare’s consultants are available seven days a week to support mothers breastfeeding babies of any age, regardless of where the baby was born. For more information about ARMC’s Center for Childbirth and its NICU; AtlantiCare’s Baby-Friendly designation; or information about other AtlantiCare programs and services, visit www.atlanticare.org; call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, or find AtlantiCare on Facebook.

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