Worried about fate of the birthing center
Published 7:46 pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2012
To the Editor:
It seems the greater powers that be have already made their decision, but I still felt it was important to highlight the miracles that are performed at the birthing center at New Milford Hospital.
In July of 2006, at 33 weeks pregnant, I was rushed by a friend to New Milford Hospital and my twin girls were born less than 19 minutes later.
I had placenta previa and was bleeding out. I know the stars were aligned in so many ways that day.
They were already set up for a C-section; my OB was there and so was at least one pediatrician.
Dr. Trias and the nurses in the birthing center are the reason the girls are healthy kindergartners and I have gotten to see them grow.
It frightens me to think of another woman in the same condition who will not get the same opportunity.
A trip to Danbury Hospital -- if there had been an ambulance and a qualified team ready to make the 25-minute trip -- may have been too long.
I understand a hospital is a business to make money, but what about its patients?
I hope the people making this grave decision do not have a pregnant sister or wife who needs immediate care in our community in the near future.