Patient Stories for Labor and Delivery

Parent Blog: Megan Runde

Libby Runde, photo
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University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
"I was transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for preterm labor. Libby was delivered by emergency C-section at 26 weeks and had a blood transfusion on her first day of life." – Megan

Collaborative care during high-risk pregnancy

Angie Poulsen and her family
Placenta accreta is a life-threatening condition where the placenta attaches too deep in the uterine wall. Most of the time, a hysterectomy is the only way to stop the hemorrhaging since the placenta does not want to pull away from the uterus. The physicians would not know how bad a placenta accreta was until they were performing the C-section.

UI Health Care combines 'one-on-one connection' and 'skill'

Rachel Asbury's pregnancy care and the pediatric follow-up at UI Health Care was just what she was looking for.

Julie had "utmost faith, confidence, and trust” in care team

Julie Wigger was 25 weeks pregnant when she started having unexplained vascular issues, so her obstetrician in Davenport referred her to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for a Level 2 ultrasound.