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Meet two new moms and two South King County babies

Posted on Oct. 9, 2015 ( comments)
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More than 1,000 families choose MultiCare Auburn Family Birth Center to bring their newest members into the world every year.

This week, to help us celebrate South King County Baby Week, we asked two new moms to share their recent experiences at our birth center.

Jessie and baby Kenra

Jessie and Kenra

Jessie's labor was four days long. Even though work kept her fiancé away from the hospital during the day while she stayed at the MultiCare Auburn Family Birth Center, Jessie never felt alone. 

"The nurses were always checking in on me," she says. 'It was like having a friend there to help me get through it."

Baby Kenra was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. The complication was scary for the new parents, but nurses helped ease their fears and made sure they were taken care of, along with their new baby, who is doing just fine four months later.

"I felt like I was safe," Jessie says.

DesMarie and baby Zayna

DesMarie and Zayna

DesMarie delivered her first baby at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital. When it was time to think about where to deliver baby number two, she knew she wanted a MultiCare hospital.

“I like MultiCare,” DesMarie says. “It works for me. Everything is connected through MyChart. It’s so easy.”

Now a resident of Kent, the MultiCare Auburn Family Birth Center was closest to her home. 

DesMarie saw Sarah Chen, MD, aka The Pregnant OB, for her prenatal care. Dr. Chen was on her own maternity leave when DesMarie delivered baby Zayna, but Dr. Chen stopped by the hospital to visit on her first day back from leave.

DesMarie plans to tell all of her friends about the great care she received in Auburn. 

“I got lots of great information from the nurses and a lactation consultant came and met me in my room. I felt great about the care.”

For new and future parents


Learn more about South King County Baby Week, October 5-9, 2015.

Learn more about giving birth at Tacoma General HospitalGood Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup or Auburn Medical Center.

If you're pregnant (or thinking about becoming pregnant), find a physician.

Learn more about the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tacoma General Hospital.

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Jen Rittenhouse is the social media manager for MultiCare and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. She writes stories that connect people with hospitals, health care and each other. You can reach her at [email protected].
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