Labor & Delivery Team Delivers

Sarah Ruffins was swept up in a dramatic dance to delivery when she went into labor with twin boys, almost three months too soon. Moments later, the Labor & Delivery team at NorthBay Medical Center jumped into action. They are trained to handle all situations, from birthing fire drills to the laboriously long and drawn…
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Be Prepared for Labor Day

Most women will agree the pain they experience during labor and delivery miraculously melts away almost as soon as they lay eyes on their newborn. But, in the hours before that moment, women must endure a painful process of contractions and pressure “that can last anywhere from a half hour to 30 hours,” says Sarah…
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NICU

Neonatologist Richard Bell, M.D., examines one of his young patients in the NICU. First Stop for Tiniest Patients Babies are notoriously unpredictable, especially when it comes to sticking to a due date. “Babies decide when they want to be born, when they want to eat or sleep, and even if they want to breathe or…
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A Race to Birth

Fast Action Requires Quick Hands Although most moms-to-be know that North-Bay Medical Center in Fairfield has plush labor and delivery rooms just waiting for a fantastic birthing experience, some babies may have a different agenda. When that happens, moms sometimes end up in the very capable hands of one of NorthBay’s two Emergency Department staffs….
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