For Beaufort Memorial OB-GYN Dr. Glenn Werner and labor and delivery nurses Cheryl Savel and Carolyn Thames, the birth last month of Georgia Blaire Wells was a déjà vu moment.
Twenty-three years ago, the same maternity team delivered Georgia’s mother, Emily Wells, in the Beaufort Memorial Collins Birthing Center.
|Left to right: Cheryl Savel, Emily Wells, Georgia, Brandon Wells, Carolyn Thames, Dr. Glenn Werner, Kim Fields.|
Wells’s first child was born four years ago at Naval Hospital Beaufort. When the young mother learned she was pregnant with baby No. 2, she chose to give birth in the hospital where she had been born with the very doctor who delivered her.
To make it a true time-warp experience, Wells went so far as to make sure the two nurses in attendance when her mom, Kim Fields, gave birth in 1993 would be on duty for the second-generation birth.
“This is one of the things that makes Beaufort Memorial a special place,” Werner said. “It is a privilege to be able to be involved in this manner with families.
“But it is the staff of our hospital that is the real plus. It is a comfort to see those experienced faces because you know you are going to have a good outcome.”
Happily, the birth of Emily and Brandon Wells’s second daughter was quick and without complications.
|Georgia Blaire Wells, second daughter of Emily and Brandon Wells of Beaufort, SC|
“It’s always good here,” Wells said
The new mom and dad weren’t the only ones pleased with the choice of birthing center. On her first night out of the womb, Georgia slept nearly the whole night.