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Community Health

St. Helena Hospital Family Birth Center

The First Few Days

Susie’s labor in the Family Birth Unit (FBU) was not progressing as much as her OB-GYN would have liked. But within a matter of minutes before a Cesarean was recommended, Susie was able to deliver her beautiful baby girl.

Unfortunately, soon after delivery a migraine and other unexpected symptoms persisted, making the first few days as a new mother very difficult. “The nurses in the family birth unit were my saviors,” explained Susie. “If it were not for them allowing me to rest and care for our daughter, I don’t know what we would have done.”