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Life at 26 weeks

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Monica Ann Cooper is a sweet little baby with her whole life ahead of her. “I already can see her 20 years down the road; I think I know what she’s going to be like,” said Sara Cooper, Monica’s mother. At six months old, Monica’s parents can barely take their eyes off her. All babies are special but considering the start little Monica had, someone was definitely looking out for her. “We had a lot of prayers for her. I know that’s why she is where she’s at,” said Sara. Monica came into this world early, very early. Sara was only 24 weeks along when some nagging symptoms became too great to ignore. “I noticed some swelling in funky places … Continue reading

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Excellent care during a difficult pregnancy

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Excellent care can be hard find, but the staff at Alegent Women’s Healthcare in Papillion provided great care for me during my recent pregnancy. I had a difficult/high-risk pregnancy and was at the clinic often several times within a week.  Everyone I encountered at the clinic from the receptionists to my nurses (Elaine, Kim, Jamie, Thelma),  as well as the P.A. Erika and Dr. Guy Schropp, provided me with great care and made a stressful pregnancy so much easier. It was comforting to know that I had a group of professionals that I trusted and were willing to take such wonderful care of me.  I will forever be grateful! I was at Bergan Mercy several times during my pregnancy and … Continue reading

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Getting to know the unknown

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Having only lived in the Omaha area for a few years, I was not familiar whatsoever with the hospitals and doctors in the area.  I learned I was pregnant in December, 2009 and was advised by my family physician to visit an OBGYN at week 10.  At week 7, I began having complications and feared I was having a miscarriage in the middle of the night.  I went to Midlands Hospital ER expecting to be treated as a barely-pregnant and routine patient but was surprised by how deeply caring the ER staff and ultrasound technicians were.  I didn’t lose my baby and was referred to Dr. Peggy Jones whom I met several days later.  Even though Dr. Jones had only … Continue reading

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Not everything can be planned ….

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I wanted to let you know about the experience I had at Midlands on the maternity floor.  We had decided to deliver our third child at Midlands after two deliveries at a different hospital.  Because our son was past his due date, we planned on being induced on May 16th.  We checked in the night of the 15th and the nurse, Megan, handled everything the moment we stepped on the floor.  She walked us through the plan and made us feel very comfortable with her knowledge and confidence in the hospital and our Doctor (Dr. Harper-Harrison).   The next morning, the 16th, I woke up to take a shower and get ready for our son’s big day.  While showering I started to … Continue reading

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This Only Happens in the Movies…

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I remember searching for ‘the perfect doctor’ when I first found out my husband and I were expecting. I had heard so many good things about Alegent that I decided to start there. I didn’t end up looking any further. I loved that I could see a photo of the doctors and they had introduction videos about them. I watched Dr. Erin Evans’ video and immediately felt a connection. She talked about how she made each person feel comfortable and gave care specifically designed for them. I made my appointment thinking, “if I don’t like her in person, I can always switch.” My husband and I went to the first appointment and we never looked back. I had never felt … Continue reading

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