Twin Miracles: A NICU Story at AdventHealth Daytona Beach

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Berenice was thrilled when she found out she was expecting twin girls. What she didn’t expect to find out was that she was already 7 cm dilated at 33 weeks pregnant when she went to her follow-up OB appointment with Dr. Ted Robertson, AdventHealth OB/GYN. She was filled with emotions when she heard the words, “emergency C-section,” worried her girls were not ready to join the world just yet at 33 weeks, but excited to finally meet them.

With their early arrival, the twins received extra special care of the Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at AdventHealth Daytona Beach, part of the nationally recognized AdventHealth for Children care network.  “When they were born, they were both tiny,” said Berenice. Baby Olivia was intubated, needing more time to grow her lungs. “When I saw them, I felt so bad, like I failed them in a way.” But the team was quick to reassure Berenice that these conditions are common with premature babies and that she was doing the best she could for these babies by visiting every day, practicing skin-to-skin and learning infant massage. She and her husband were grateful for the fact that the NICU was close to home, so that they could visit so frequently. 

After 31 days in the NICU, the sweet twins were able to go home to finally meet their big brothers, who love to snuggle them and read bedtime stories. “I’m very grateful to have a team that is caring and willing to get them better and get them home to me.”

Click here to learn more about Berenice and her journey as a NICU mom (or watch it below).

With convenient locations in Daytona Beach and Orange City, Volusia County families have access to OB care close to home. Whether your next child is born healthy or in need of additional specialized care, you can rest assured knowing that the AdventHealth for Women care network provides access to state-of-the art technology, soothing baby-friendly environments and have a wide range of specialty services. 

Learn more about the care at AdventHealth for Children, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Children’s Hospital for newborn care in Florida.

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Design Your Delivery Experience with AdventHealth for Women locations in Volusia County

New location now open at AdventHealth Fish Memorial

AdventHealth for Women is excited to announce our OB services have moved from DeLand to our brand-new Baby Place location in Orange City. This brand-new Baby Place location opened on May 24, 2021 and offers a boutique delivery experience for expectant parents, while also providing a high quality of care and safety. 

Moms in Volusia County now have access to two Baby Place locations that are close to home with AdventHealth Fish Memorial and AdventHealth Daytona Beach.

Here are four ways the AdventHealth for Women Baby Place can provide you with the care you deserve and create a personalized experience for expecting parents. 

Birth Experience Team 

Scheduling your birth tour and planning for your delivery day has never been easier. Our Birth Experience Team will help you create the ultimate environment for baby’s arrival and give you the confidence and knowledge to embark on this new phase of life. The Birth Experience Coordinators are registered nurses and certified parent educators at each of our four Baby Place locations that can answer any labor and delivery or parent education questions to help put new parents at ease. Contact your Birth Experience Coordinator for help customizing the best birth experience for you and your growing family, including:

  • Scheduling a virtual tour
  • Pre-registering for delivery day
  • Signing up for virtual parent education classes
  • Scheduling a lactation consultation
  • Selecting a pediatrician
  • Completing Birth Wishes

Expert Care Close to Home

The AdventHealth for Women Baby Place network uniquely offers two locations conveniently located throughout Volusia County. Each hospital’s expert physicians, midwives, nurses, and state-of-the-art services are tailored to every mother’s needs. 

Every Baby Place location provides private rooms, upgraded amenities, concierge services and access to neonatal intensive care, should the need arise. AdventHealth Daytona Beach is home  to a Level II NICU and both locations provide access to the Level III NICU at AdventHealth for Children in Orlando.

Personalized Amenities and Concierge Services 

We know comfort is a must for expectant parents, which is why we are proud to offer:

  • Private, spacious patient rooms
  • 24/7 anesthesia coverage
  • Large bathrooms with a walk-in shower
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Complimentary gourmet meal for two
  • Baby photography on site
  • Upgraded amenities
  • And much more

From valet parking to room service, our team strives to create an experience that is tranquil and memorable. 

Parent Education and Support

Welcoming a new baby brings a host of new transitions. And to be best prepared for what motherhood might bring your way, think about participating in parent education courses before and after baby, like those offered at The Baby Place Academy®. Classes include topics such as baby care basics, comfort measures for labor, breastfeeding and infant and child CPR.

Parent education is also now available in the palm of your hand with the new Baby Place Academy App, powered by myYomingo™. The app is an easy-to-use tool for keeping track of baby’s development in the womb and beyond. This mobile tool includes a wealth of information about pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenthood. To register for the free Baby Place Academy App, visit BabyPlaceAcademyApp.com

Are you ready to create your personalized birth experience? To learn more visit BabyPlaceTour.com

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