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Lights, Camera, Babies! Introducing Our New Commercial

This weekend, we debuted a new hospital commercial that showcases Lexington Medical Center‘s legacy of delivering babies. Since the hospital opened in 1971, more than 100,000 babies have been welcomed into the world here. In fact, these days, Lexington Medical Center delivers more than 3,300 babies each year – that’s more than any other hospital in the Midlands.

This spring, our new patient care tower became home to our Mother/Baby unit, including Labor & Delivery and Postpartum. To pay tribute to all of the babies born at Lexington Medical Center, we asked community members to send us photos of their bundles of joy born at the hospital over the years. With them, we made a mosaic with the adorable snapshots that now hangs in our Labor & Delivery Unit.

In the commercial, see what happens when the babies in the mosaic thing no one is looking:

Starring in the commercial are Lexington Medical Center Women and Children’s Services nurses Gina Sauls, Nikki Vollmer, Isabel Evora and doula Sharolyn Snipe.

The babies who “talk” during the commercial are the sons and daughters of Lexington Medical Center employees.

At our hospital, every day is a birth day. For more information about our OB/GYN services, visit LexMed.com/OBGYN.

Meet the Staff of Our New Patient Care Tower: Germaine

Meet Germaine, a Labor & Delivery nurse in the hospital’s new North Tower. She feels privileged to play a part in one of the most special moments of a parent’s life — the birth of a child.

Oh, Baby! Lexington Medical Center Doula Participates in 1,500 Births

Dianne Pound knows a thing or two about how to help families welcome a new baby. Last month, she participated in her 1,500th birth as a Lexington Medical Center doula.

“I can’t believe that time has moved so quickly, and I have supported 1,500 families in their births. That’s enough to fill up a school! To be a part of those families’ birth stories is a great honor,” Dianne said.

Dianne Pound celebrated her 1,500 birth with Tiera and Phil Rollins, and baby Emma Sydney.

A doula is a birth coach who offers mothers comfort and reassurance during labor and delivery. In addition to understanding the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of women in labor, doulas facilitate communication between parents-to-be, help prepare birth plans and provide information about birth and delivery options. Postpartum doulas offer education, support and assistance to the new family once they return home.

“Doulas meet wonderful families and are a part of one of the most important days in a family’s life,” said Dianne. “We have a strong sisterhood of doulas here at Lexington Medical Center.”

Lexington Medical Center began its doula program in 1994. At that time, it was the first of its kind in the Southeast. Dianne started working at the hospital as a doula in May 1998 – more than 20 years ago. A lot has changed for expectant families at LMC since then.

“Labor and Delivery has added new and larger rooms, and we have made ongoing improvements to provide the best care to our patients and their newborns, including skin-to-skin contact after any birth, delayed bathing for 24 hours, Halo® sleep sacks and parent education concerning back sleeping,” said Dianne.

Because of support from the hospital’s Foundation and its donors, doulas are a free service for any woman having a baby at our hospital.