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Angie’s Story: Bonding with Sebastian

Angie Patrowich with her son, Sebastian

When Sean and Angie Patrowich, of Hatboro, found out that they were expecting a baby, they were overjoyed and excited waiting for their first little one to arrive. However, as do many new parents-to-be, they needed to be prepared. First decision...Abington Memorial Hospital.

Angie selected an OB/GYN physician on staff at Abington, and her journey of office visits began. Once her birthing plans were set, Angie chose the classes that would expand her knowledge and prepare her for the birthing process, as well as motherhood. She chose our childbirth education and breastfeeding classes to prepare her for the birthing process and the advantages and challenges of nursing a baby. Angie really benefited from the information she received. Her only regret?...that she didn't have more time to take other classes offered by our childbirth education experts.

After nine months of a healthy pregnancy, Angie was induced on a Friday and gave birth the next morning to a beautiful, healthy baby boy…6 pounds, 15 ounces who they named Sebastian.

A few words from Angie:
“I would recommend Abington Memorial Hospital to any of my friends or family who are expecting a baby.  As a first-time mother, I had a lot of questions, which were all answered by my nurses, promptly and clearly. I didn’t have to search for any information…that made me feel so comfortable and at ease with my birthing experience, and it was a great one.”

Shortly after the birth, Angie experienced bleeding and dizziness – sure signs of a uterine atony, which happens when the uterus has not begun contracting on its own. She was quickly diagnosed and treated by her physician who performed a Dilation and Curettage (D&C). In no time, Angie was back to bonding with Sebastian.

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