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Birthplace Patient Stories

Read about the experiences of some of our patients below, or check out what patients are saying about their stays at the Birthplace and NICU.

Baby Walter

Welcoming Walter

While many were preparing holiday celebrations last December, Marla and Nic Berry were preparing for the birth of their first child – a son. Right on time, 30-year-old Marla went into labor at home in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve. Read more on page 8.

12th Baby

Family's 12th Baby Arrives on 12-12-12

A baby girl has entered the world at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, with a number that will follow her for all of her life. Regina Marie was born just before 12 (11:41 p.m.) on 12-12-12, the 12th child to Mike & Jeanne Smith. Watch now. From KCRG TV-9, December 13, 2012

The Shebek Family

Happy Endings

Sarah Shebek was looking forward to her baby’s arrival last October. But the baby’s birth was not without complications. The Shebeks credit the excellent care by Birthplace and NICU staff with keeping their baby safe. Read more.

Two sets of twins

Twins x2

The Mercy Birthplace had a double dose of excitement when two sets of twins were born September 18, 2011. Read more.

Birthplace Buddies

Born to be Buddies

A chance meeting in a Mercy Birthplace
prenatal class led to several family friendships that have endured for more than 13 years. Read more.

The Smith FamilyEleven is Heaven

Jeanne and Mike Smith are the biggest fans of Mercy’s Birthplace that the hospital has ever had – if you measure their enthusiasm by the number of babies born to one family in the Birthplace. Read more.