Katey N. always felt like she was in good hands. Despite being newly pregnant at the height of the pandemic and despite developing gestational diabetes at 28 weeks, she says the doctors of Atlantic Medical Group Women’s Health at Westfield made her feel secure and supported.
“They were confident, and that made me feel confident,” she says.
For Katey, that feeling of security began with her decision to deliver her baby at Overlook Medical Center. “I had heard the nurses and breastfeeding consultants at Overlook were great, and I knew that everything was clean and the technology was up to date. I also liked that all of the rooms were private.”
When Katey’s water broke, the first-time mom kept her cool and labored at home for a while. When she and her husband, Felipe M., arrived at Overlook at 4:00am, nobody missed a beat. “Everybody – the doctors, the nurses, the anesthesiologist, the people at the desk … everyone was so calm.” J.J. was born later that night, on his due date.
“There had been some concern that he would be too big for a vaginal delivery because of the gestational diabetes,” Katey explains, “but I was monitored constantly throughout my pregnancy and had made diet and lifestyle changes. Everything went well.
Not everyone gets to experience such a great pregnancy, especially during COVID-19, but I had this wonderful experience. I’m so grateful.”