When Kiara Jackson found out she was going to become a mother, she didn’t expect her water to break in the middle of the night or for her OB/GYN to be out of town when that happened. After making her way to Baptist Health Lexington, she realized that despite the deviation from her birth plan that this would be an experience she would never forget.
“I made the mistake of going down a social media rabbit hole when it came to setting my expectations for labor and delivery,” she said. “When I went in and the doctor that had been with me throughout the course of my pregnancy wasn’t there and it was four in the morning, I was nervous about what was to come, and I had watched others have all these bad experiences. Luckily, for me, that wasn’t the reality of the situation.”
Kiara credits the staff at Baptist Health Lexington for enabling her to have a good experience despite the unconventional start.
“Baptist Health helped me on my journey to become a mom,” she said. “Every single person from nurses to physicians and beyond made me feel like I was exactly where I needed to be. I am grateful for everyone who was involved, including my mom and my fiancé.”
Kiara continues to receive care from Baptist Health including lactation support and infant wellness checks from some of the same employees who helped her bring her child into the world.
“Gratitude is a constant in my life right now. At Baptist Health, I feel like every person I come into contact with is genuinely concerned and invested in my wellness. At home, I am soaking up every moment with my baby and there is nothing better than that.”
Baptist Health helped me on my journey to become a mom. Every single person from nurses to physicians and beyond made me feel like I was exactly where I needed to be.”