November 11, 2013 -- It can be very distressing to be placed on hospitalized bed rest during pregnancy. Separation from family and loved ones, and concerns about the unborn baby increase anxiety, and loneliness and boredom can easily set in.
A year ago – while each was awaiting the birth of their first child – expectant moms Michele Holiday, from Midland Park; MaryKate McBrayer, from Westwood; and Anna Locke, from Hillsdale; bonded over their shared hospitalizations at The Valley Hospital. Their friendship was further strengthened during their shared time together while their babies received care in Valley’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Earlier this month the three moms and their babies returned to Valley for a special shared celebration of their babies’ first birthdays.
Shown here with Valley neonatologists and staff from Valley’s NICU and Center for Childbirth are (seated, left to right): Michele with Isabella and Samantha, MaryKate with Cora Geno, and Anna with Charlie and Alexandra.