Five long and deep pushes later, Cameron was born at 6:55 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 19 ½ inches long. Since Cameron, more than 500 babies have been delivered at the UF Health North Labor and Delivery Unit. The unit has 12 private suites that serve as the location for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care. This gives mothers and families one place where they can experience this life-changing event without interruption.
UF Health North is the only medical facility in the area that works with certified nurse midwives who assist with a variety of birthing plans and styles. Three of the rooms have hydrotherapy tubs to help laboring moms relax. In addition to midwives, teams of physicians, nurses and anesthesiologists are available around the clock.
“I really enjoyed being at UF Health North,” Troutman said. “The suites were really nice. It really made Cameron’s unplanned, early arrival a very pleasant experience. I only wish I had my oldest son, Camaury, there too.”