In October 2017, Emilee Lenz and her son Brock survived an Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE), an unpreventable, unpredictable and often-fatal complication of pregnancy during childbirth.
LeAn Smith had recently been recognized for 40 years of service as a nurse at Boone Hospital Center when one of her teammates on the Postpartum floor of Boone Family Birthplace told her, “There’s a gentleman down the hall who says you delivered him when he was born!”
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a mom,” says Missy Nichols of Columbia, Mo. When she and her husband, Spencer, learned they were expecting their first baby in 2014, they were overjoyed.
Boone Family Birthplace's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) invites all NICU graduates and their families to celebrate at our 21st annual reunion on Saturday, October 7 at Cosmo Park in Columbia.
Like many new parents, Jenna and Tim Mitchell knew they had a lot to learn as they awaited the birth of their daughter — including the need to research options for the birth itself.
After talking to friends and learning about possible choices, Jenna decided she wanted a low-intervention childbirth experience.
At the moment of her birth, Hope already had a head of dark brown hair. All her features were tiny and beautiful — ears, nose, fingers.
Her parents noticed her second toe was a bit longer than her big toe — just like her dad.
Beth and Taylor Perry had just moved to Columbia from Georgia to open the Zaxby’s on Stadium Drive when they found out Beth was pregnant.
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