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Stephanie's OB Story
Physician: Dr. Anita VanDeBurg
About my physicians and staff: I was referred to Dr. VanDeBurg through my sister-in-law and have had many friends that have had her as a doctor and we all agree that it was a privilege to have Dr. VanDeBurg as a doctor during such a special time in a our lives. She always greeted me with a hug which was so reassuring during emotional times, made me laugh, and made me feel secure knowing I was in her care. She was so encouraging and it was always a warm experience going to visit her. The nurses at GRWH all also very friendly, thorough and supportive. They always greeted me with a smile and by name and gave me great pregnancy resources like, "While Waiting".
Dr. VanDeBurg would even get as excited as me when we first heard the baby's heartbeat together and she was very thorough when it came to taking necessary precautions like additional stress tests, bed rest or ultrasounds. It really seemed that it was her goal to make sure I had a healthy pregnancy and healthy delivery.
I am now a stay-at-home mom of four wonderful children. I really enjoyed being pregnant and feel that motherhood is such an amazing blessing. With my teaching background and my experience raising 4 children I have developed a web site to help new moms enjoy their experience also. Mom's Healthy Market is the name of my website and can be found at www.momshealthymarket.com . It is a trusted resource for raising healthier and smarter children. You will find healthy parenting articles, healthy kid-friendly recipes and a store with my favorite organic baby products, educational toys, parent resource books and organic foods. All of the products are ones that I have personally used or that I have purchased for the classrooms I've worked in. There is also a baby registry option for those of you that have baby showers coming up. I would love for you to check it out.
Best thing about prenatal care at GRWH: GRWH is a beautiful new building and was a treat to have my check ups there. All of the offices are clean, modern colors and windows with views overlooking the city. The staff are very courteous, professional and friendly.
Hospital Experience: I delivered naturally once and was induced for the other three deliveries. Each of my hospital experiences went very well. I always knew that Dr. VanDeBurg would be there or would be on the phone with the delivery nurses until she got there checking in to make everything was going okay. She would even take the time to speak to me on the phone when necessary. I was very fortunate to have her for all four of my deliveries also. With her knowledge, confidence and compassion, I always felt so comfortable knowing that she was there in the room and she had a great breathing method for making my deliveries very successful and quick. She always let my husband ‘cut the cord' and let me hold my baby right away after asking, "Is it a boy or girl!" Tears come to my eyes when I think about how much she added to the experience. I would recommend her to anyone and feel so honored to have her as a doctor.
Advice to new moms: My advice to new moms is to take pregnancy seriously. This is a crucial time of development for your child and you should follow all of your doctor's recommendations for healthy eating, healthy drinking, regular exercise, and removing toxic chemicals from your home.