Top Care for the Tiniest Patients
"When I first saw Khori and Kaila they were in isolettes," Kendra Floyd recalls. "They needed help breathing, had tubes in their noses for feedings and cables hooked to them to monitor vitals. The nurses and doctors told us how our daughters were doing and explained the purpose of the equipment and monitors," she continued. "I was able to reach my hands through the holes on the side of the beds and touch our babies for the first time."
When babies are admitted to Missouri Baptist NICU, families benefit from a special collaboration between the leading experts in premature and high-risk birth. As part of BJC HealthCare, the neonatologists and pediatricians in the NICU are from Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country. These doctors and the NICU staff work together, providing patients and families with an unmatched quality of care right at Missouri Baptist.
Families Tell Why They Choose MoBap for Childbirth
"Our experience was first class."
Our experience at Mo Bap was first class. I had to deliver my son Zachary via C- Section and was very scared at first but every single nurse in labor and delivery was outstanding. The nurses and doctors in the operating room were outstanding and kept both my husband and I calm the entire time. The postpartum nurses were outstanding as well.
"Thank you all for fantastic care and compassion."
My MoBap babies aren't babies anymore. When it's your last night as a three year old, you stay up past bedtime and dress up as superheroes! Sorry teachers, they may be grumpy tomorrow; but it's my last night being a Mommy to three-year-olds and I'm holding on tight.
These three are truly my superheroes—a true miracle from God that they are here and thriving. The odds were stacked against them and the statistics weren't the best when I started having issues at 20 weeks of my pregnancy they got worse.
God put the right doctor in my life. And instead of saying "let's wait and see what happens," as these precious lives hung in the "wait," he said, "here's what we are going to do. Had I delivered at 20 weeks these wonders who fill my life with joy wouldn't be here. Despite the statistics, he kept them safe and delivered healthy babies, a full 14 weeks later.
So each birthday I will cherish because their story was almost completely different. I will forever be thankful for Dr. Paul. He is second to none in my book for Maternal Fetal medical care. The NICU nurses and doctors also took great care of my miracles while they were at their most vulnerable. Thank you all for fantastic care and compassion. #foryoumychildIprayed #premiepower #Goddoesnotlistentostatistics
"I am ever so thankful and grateful for the care and love shown upon myself and family."
I had my 3rd son on 04/18/2015 (my birthday) in the hospital with the most amazing care I've experienced after having two sons in my home country Nigeria. More than anything, I wish I could turn back the hands of time and have my older kids in Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Katie was my nurse in Labor & Delivery and she was my comfort throughout my period in labor. She made me feel so comfortable and confident even when I declined an epidural. I loved the way I was taken care of before my baby was born and right after my son arrived. Pat was my nurse in mummy and baby and what a delight she was. I am ever so thankful and grateful for the care and love shown upon myself and family.
"I just can't say enough good things about my experience at MoBap."
I just can't say enough good things about my experience at MoBap. The Mother's Day delivery of our second baby was quite a surprise, but the nurses and staff at MoBap were phenomenal! Everyone was so kind and helpful and made sure our week long stay was as comfortable as possible. I am proud to say I have a MoBap baby. Thank you, MoBap.
"Thank you, MoBap for being such an outstanding hospital and really caring for your patients."
I delivered my baby boy in January and wasn't sure what to expect seeing as he was my first baby. The labor and delivery nurse we had was wonderful. Her name was Kyndra and went above and beyond what I expected. I had a natural delivery and spent most of my time in a water pool. She was amazing at calming me down and regulating my breathing. She walked me through everything I needed to do to secure a safe delivery.
We did have a few complication and my baby spent four days in the NICU. He had a small infection due to a bowel movement during delivery. The recovery nurse who caught it, Debbi, was so great with our son. He was actually two days old when she noticed his breathing wasn't normal.
It was the worst feeling, having a sick baby; but the NICU team of nurses who cared for our baby were phenomenal. Cathy and her team of nurses had a way of calming us and assuring us that everything was going to be ok.
I thank God everyday that He placed us where we were. I know He led us to that hospital and provided the care that He did to make sure our baby would be ok. Zeb is almost 6 months old now and perfectly healthy. I don't know that another hospital would have even caught the infection. So, thank you, MoBap for being such an outstanding hospital and really caring for your patients.
"All of the nurses at MoBap were fantastic at keeping me comfortable and calm..."
I am a first time mom and I had a lot of anxiety throughout my pregnancy. When it came time to deliver my son, I was so nervous! I had to be induced and went through a 24 hour labor before delivering my son. All of the nurses at MoBap were fantastic at keeping me comfortable and calm during this long time. The post partum/recovery nurses were great as well and I even missed them once I got home. They took such great care of my son and I, I can't ever thank them enough.
"My delivery experience was magical and the top notch staff made every effort to accommodate my birth plan..."
I always recommend MoBap to my friends. My delivery experience was magical and the top notch staff made every effort to accommodate my birth plan, which brought me a great deal of peace during a long, 24-hour labor and delivery. The nurses at MoBap redefined the idea of bedside manner for me. And their care allowed me to focus on the moment.
"The accommodations for new mothers and their families are amazing..."
I delivered both my children at MoBap and could not have asked for better birth experiences. The accommodations for new mothers and their families are amazing. But more importantly, the extraordinary staff – from top to bottom – helped make our stay unforgettable. MoBap's team is full of bright and compassionate people, all working together to make this hospital a truly wonderful place to welcome a new baby.
"All the nurses and staff were so attuned to our needs..."
As a first time mom, I had a great experience delivering my son at MoBap. All the nurses and staff were so attuned to our needs. Especially in labor and delivery, where we needed it most. I'll never forget my delivery nurse Chris, who was so calm and reassuring. Her support brought a lot of peace to the whole experience. I will definitely be back to MoBap as soon as I plan to have my next.