Maternal Success Stories at Medical City Dallas

Kim & Nick Sapp

Individualized Fertility Treatment at Medical City Dallas

Kim and Nick Sapp share their story as patients of Dr. Noel Peng, a fertility specialist at Medical City Dallas Hospital. Thanks to Dr. Peng's expertise and the capabilities of in vitro fertilization (IVF), Kim and Nick were able to grow their family.

Jacqueline Tapella

Great Care at Medical City Dallas

Jacqueline Tapella was 42-weeks pregnant with her first child when she had to be induced for a C-section at Medical City Dallas Hospital in June 2011. “I had a really great experience,” Jacqueline said. “We just felt very well taken care of.”

Landon was a 9 pound and 9 ounce healthy baby, who mom and dad instantly thought was perfect, though they admittedly needed a little help. They learned how to hold little Landon properly and other newborn safety precautions.

“I had a lot of questions,” Jacqueline said describing how helpful the lactation nurses were coming in several times to make sure she could figure out what she was doing. “I felt like they did a very good job teaching me and calming my nerves in learning how to breast feed.” Such a good job, she said felt sad with their shifts ended.

Jacqueline fondly remembers the last night spent in the hospital. The staff brought a gourmet sit-down dinner just for mom and dad. “We really enjoyed that. They took care of that while Landon was in the nursery. We had a quiet moment together before we went home,” she added.

Now Jacqueline is planning Landon's first birthday. He already has eight teeth and is crawling all over the place, standing up on his own and saying ‘mama’ and ‘dada.’ And his mother knows one thing for sure, when it's time for Landon to have a little brother or sister, she's going back to Medical City. “We weren't ready to go home [the first time.] We just had great care from all the nurses.”

Amy Smith

Compassionate and quality maternal care at Medical City Dallas

Amy Smith loved her obstetrician and her first delivery experience at Medical City Dallas so much she chose to have her second daughter at the hospital a year and a half later. “She's thorough, I think that she's compassionate and she promotes quality care,” Smith said describing Dr. Kathryn Waldrep. “I don't feel like I'm just another patient.”

At 8:05 a.m. on the last day of April, Smith gave birth by C-section to Aubrey who weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Aubrey isn't just her mom,s pride and joy, but also lovingly doted on by her 20-month-old big sister, Jacqueline.

“She gives her hugs and kisses,” Smith said. “When she cries, she wants to know what's wrong.”

And mom didn't have to worry about anything being wrong from the minute Aubrey was born to the time that immediately followed in the recovery room. “The nurse put me at ease, while respecting my privacy so I was focused on what I needed to do.”

Smith appreciated how the nurses stayed on top of her medical needs, assisted with breast feeding right away and gave her consistent information and instructions. And in the middle of everything, they still managed to allow for much-needed quiet time for mom and baby. She even requested several of the same nurses if they were working the next night.

“The nurses did a good job of anticipating my needs.” Smith said she knew the family-oriented care she would receive from a consistent and compassionate staff was well worth the drive from her family's home in Flower Mound. “It's nice to have that quality of care.”