Baby Caroline, a Delivery with Perfect Timing

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Women’s Health

In April of 2017, Tori and Trevor Tait discovered they were going to be parents. Thrilled about their new adventure, they began a search for the perfect hospital to deliver, as well as, the perfect OBGYN to guide them safely through pregnancy. Luckily, the search did not take long, as they found MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center and OBGYN, Heidi Cough, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., through recommendations from friends.

“Pregnancy is a wonderful journey that I am fortunate to be a part of with expecting mothers. Tori’s pregnancy went very smoothly, but I never take that for granted. I encourage all my patients to take an active role in their care so that together, we achieve the best outcome,” says Dr. Cough.

As 2017 came to a close, Tori and Trevor made big plans for celebrating New Year’s Eve. Their first child was scheduled to make her appearance on December 31st and they were looking forward to spending the evening with her.

Although they had a plan in place, it didn’t work out the way they expected. Caroline Mae Tait missed her deadline by two hours and 14 minutes, and by doing so, entered the world as an eight-pound celebrity – MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center’s first baby of 2018.

“All the nurses were amazing – super kind, super professional. Thanks to them, we knew exactly what was going on during every minute of labor,” says Tori.

With her healthy newborn nestled in her arms, Tori was excited to be a mom. Thanks to the support of Saddleback Medical Center’s prenatal classes, nurses, lactation expert and her pediatrician, she felt preparedl for the next chapter of her journey.