As a first time mother-to-be, there was no “What to Expect” book that could have quelled my anxiety over some aspects of delivery. Luckily I had Drs. Worth and Mussalli with me every step of the way, either in person or a very quick email or phone call away. Any time something came up, they were there to assure me that everything was going to be fine, while never allowing me to feel like an alarmist.
Because of their support and expertise, I was fortunate to have a very easy pregnancy. When it came to labor and delivery, I had some very definitive ideas of how I wanted things to happen, although I was well aware that these things cannot be planned nor dictated. But even with some sizeable odds stacked against me (which Drs. Worth and Mussalli never even considered to be odds :), I managed to have an amazing delivery! It was even better than I could have hoped for. Before Dr. Worth left me on that wonderful evening, she kissed my forehead and said “You got everything you wanted!” And she was right.
When my husband and I first learned that St. Vincent’s was closing we were disappointed that we would probably have to switch doctors for our next pregnancy, since we live in New Jersey and would need to opt for convenience. After our experience with Drs. Worth and Mussalli it became obvious that we would follow them wherever they go.
Thank you for a truly wonderful experience, from start to finish.
J & R