Dear Village Obstetrics,
Though it has taken me much too long to send this, I have not forgotten, nor will I ever forget all that you did for our family.
I suppose I should start with the fact that I came to VOB 24 weeks into my pregnancy. I had been with a practice that was highly rated, but somehow didn’t feel right to me. There were five doctors in the practice, but I never felt totally comfortable with any of them.
You see, I’m a producer. I love research and accurate info. I’m a lady who likes to ask questions, get answers, and perhaps come back a couple of weeks later with more follow up questions. At my first practice, I suppose I was given competent responses to my inquiries, but in six months I rarely saw the same physician twice. This made it very difficult to form a relationship with a practitioner. I also never felt like I was really getting all of the information I craved. This was my first pregnancy, and the experience (as you all know) is intimate! I didn’t want to go into labor and feel like the person checking my dilation was a stranger. Furthermore, I absolutely needed to trust the person or persons who were in charge of my well being, and that of my (soon to be) child. The doubts I had about my doctors grew with each visit; I knew that I needed to find a new OB practice – fast!
Joining VOb was one of the single best decisions I have ever made. I ended up delivering almost 2 weeks past my due date, so I got to spend a lot of time with Dr. Worth, Dr. Mussalli, and the lovely ladies of VOb – Lina, Lourdes, and Leanne.
Thank you for making sure I did not feel alone or scared while some of my biggest birth fears became realities. Thank you for literally letting me lean on you while getting my spinal. Thank you for your sure hands, for counting all of the surgical instruments before closing, thank you for not laughing at all of my ridiculous jokes brought on by nerves and morphine! Thank you Dr. Mussalli for the smiley faces on the belly, for your calm energy, thank you for the kind words on the phone before I was wheeled into surgery. Thank you all for your compassion, understanding, knowledge, SKILLs, and PATIENCE. Thank you for being the best at what you do! Thank you for helping us bring this amazing, strong little girl into this world.