Abbie Toth's Story
On December 9, 2013, my fiancé and I arrived at GBMC around 4:00 a.m. to be induced. On our way in, we had noticed a lady had practically given birth right there in the lobby about twenty minutes before. Needless to say, that terrified us, as did the whole experience.
Our doctor, Scott Supplee, was there at 6:00 a.m. to get the process going, and what a process it was. Between not being able to pick up my contractions, not being able to pick up the baby’s heartbeat and not dilating, things were getting rough. The idea of a c-section was always bounced around, but Dr. Supplee knew I wanted nothing to do with that.
After ten hours, no dilation and the baby’s heart beat dropping by the minute, we knew what had to be done – and so did Dr. Supplee. In a matter of minutes, seconds it felt like, I was in the ER delivering my daughter. Beautifully and carefully, Zoey entered this world at 4:21 p.m., with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck four times. I will stand by GBMC and especially Dr. Scott Supplee forever. He saved my daughter’s life, as he saved mine almost twenty-two years ago when he delivered me.
The nurses, the staff and the doctors are wonderful, and the hospital itself just feels like home. We'd know, especially since we spent a week there after birth and multiple weeks prior. There is no other hospital I trust as deeply and entirely.
My daughter was born at GBMC, and she can look at me and call me "Mama" thanks to the care we received. That is the best feeling in the world.