Katy's StoryJun 6, 2019
Katy Lanmon’s two children entered the world at The Women’s Center at Nacogdoches Medical Center (NMC), both via Caesarian Section procedures.
With her son, Griffin, she was induced at 7 a.m. and labored long into the evening when it was decided a c-section was needed. With her daughter, Emery, she knew beforehand that it would be another c-section.
“As any mother who has had a repeat c-section knows, sometimes knowing what to expect doesn’t necessarily make the process easier,” Katy says. “But the same NMC nurse that stayed late to be with me during my first delivery was there to walk me back to the operating room. Having a familiar face made me feel much more at ease.”
The c-section with Emery was more difficult than with Griffin, but throughout the entire procedure the doctors and nurses talked to Katy about what was happening. When her husband took the baby girl out for family to see, the NMC nurse stayed with her and held her hand while the physicians finished.
“They made me feel like I was more than just a number and took great care of me as well as our daughter,” Katy recalls.
When describing her experience, Katy had nothing but praise for The Women’s Center. From her physician, to the nursing staff and other attending physicians, she rates both of her childbirth experiences at NMC as “a perfect 10.”
“Even the physician that assisted on my c-section stopped in to check on me the day after my delivery,” she says. “He didn’t even know me and cared enough to see how the baby and I were recovering. I was shocked by his hospitality.