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Dr. Robert Southwick, an OB Hospitalist Group clinician at Aurora West Allis Medical Center in Wisconsin, was recently featured in an Inside Edition story about a patient who gave birth to her daughter on the way to the hospital.
The patient delivered her baby in the middle of a parking lot when it became clear she wouldn’t make it to the hospital in time. When paramedics brought the patient, her husband and her baby to the hospital, Dr. Southwick was there to provide after birth medical care.
“With unassisted births, there are always complication risks,” said Dr. Southwick. “Fortunately, this story had a great outcome. Even though this delivery didn’t go as planned, I was glad to be at the hospital when they arrived to enjoy the moment with them once we knew both the mom and the baby were fine.”
“Childbirth is unpredictable,” said Dr. Stephen Bashuk, OBHG medical director of operations. “Having an OB hospitalist onsite 24/7 enables hospitals to respond to OB emergencies when there is an immediate need. Thankfully, in this case, there was a great result. However, because Dr. Southwick was already at the hospital he was able to quickly respond, evaluate the patient and baby and administer any emergency treatment that may have been needed.”