Our babies were born on March 6th 2012 at the Saddleback Memorial Hospital of Laguna Hills. Dr. Bush was our obstetrician. She was very profesional but at the same time we felt like she was part of our family.
During the time my wife stay in the hospital, all the nurses were very kind and they were making sure that my wife and my babies were fine. We want to take the moment to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for such an amazing once in a lifetime experience.
My babies, now 19 months of age, are in perfect health. Their names are: Gabriel, Adrián and Julián (Yes, they are triplets!!!)
December 5, 2013 10:21 am
Julian was born on November 30 th, 2013. The hospital staff was great from the beginning. Everyone was so helpful. The doctor constantly checked on me to see how we were doing. The nurses helped out with everything we needed and took time for our needs. The teamwork the staff used was so great to see and made the experience so pleasant. Very professional and clean. Thank you to all the nurses and doctors that took care of us during Our short time in the Labor and delivery unit.
December 5, 2013 10:19 am
Antoinette was born January 29, 1990 of Armenian father and Swedish mother. We lived in Laguna Hills on Ericson. I chose this hospital after touring the beautiful facilities. It was like being at home. The day was a scheduled C Section by an Armenian doctor. The staff was so attentive and wonderful living and caring people. Our second daughter grew up in Laguna Hills and recently graduated with a B.A. in Finance at Cal State University Fullerton. She is living her dream of being a Financial Advisor at Ameriprise in Huntington Beach, California. She grew up attending Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. It was one of the most blessed days of our lives giving birth to Annie at Saddleback. This hospital gives the family a blessed family experience and great care to our newborns. Annie has a sister 18 months her senior who is an Orange County Sheriff. Both girls swam for Mission Viejo Nadadores. Thank you Saddleback Women's hospital for all you do and for the beautiful experience.
November 7, 2013 11:12 am
My name is Joseba. My wife Raquel and me had a MAGIC baby, Maria, with our magic surrogate, Sh., last Friday 11th October at 03:26 am.
After 7 years of sadness and tears we could finally have our dreams come true and have our baby.
From the first time we visited your hospital for an ultrasound we felt very happy knowing that our baby was going to be born there. Every single appointment has been both warm and professional. Everyone felt happy for us, everybody shared our loving project.
As Maria came in the early morning we were attended by the night shift and even though the epidural did not work, everything went ok and Dr. Priestley and her nurses did a great job. We couldn't have found a better team.
After Maria was born we spent two nights in the bonding room thanks to our lovely Dr. Jane Friedrick and we were able to stay with our baby from the very first moment with our own and fully equipped room. Thanks Jane!
Once again both the nurses and Dr. Esparza helped us in every thing we asked or needed. They explained everything to us, they gave us lots of good advice and they taught us how to survive our first days as rookie parents. And here we are! Making Maria burp, changing her diapers like professionals and using all their superb tricks so as to make everything run smooth.
Because of jaundice, Maria had to spend 24 hours at the nursery under the uv lights and they were all so nice with Maria and with us that we could not feel better. Maria was is the best possible hands for sure!
And apart from the medical team, all the paperwork with the social assistant and the Birth Certificate Office's girls was as nice as easy. Too many times paperwork and documents are the worst part of any event but at Saddleback we found everything ready, easy and done for us. Remember that we are Spanish!
We are now back at home in Spain, happy and full of love but every time we know that we'll never forget Saddleback, Dr. Friedick and each and every person that helped us in our way. Everyone was as warm and nice as professional and if we would get a buck for each smile we had from your team we would be millionaires. Nurses and cleaning workers, Doctors and information volunteers, EVERYONE.
Thanks so much, thank you for everything and forever. Thanks from Spain.
Technology, science, digital devices are great but nothing can compare to a warm advice, to a relaxing smile or to a human person helping another one. Equipment is just a matter of money. People is the key to success, the key to the one and only medical purpose: helping the others. Your equipment is really good but your human team is superb. Take care of them
God bless you all,
Maria, Raquel & Josses
November 5, 2013 1:15 pm
The Special Delivery of Olivia Quinn
'Twas the night before October 5th and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even the baby bump under mommy's blouse.
The due date was October 13th, so we had over a week to go,
Oh how we had no idea that soon it would be the big show.
The first pain came at midnight, but I'm sure it was just a cramp,
No, lets not wake up daddy and don't turn on the lamp.
Twenty minutes later, wow contractions just won't stop,
Husband, get up, I think I'm about to pop.
This is happening right now, no time to get in the car,
CALL 911, I really hope they aren't very far.
Beach towels were scattered on the bathroom floor with care,
In hopes our baby girl Olivia Quinn soon would be there.
With an iPhone in his right hand and Olivia's head in his left,
My husband was given instructions and delivered our beautiful baby girl all by himself.
After just three pushes, her whole body came out,
She cried right away therefore removing all doubt.
Our daughter was healthy after an unplanned home birth on the bathroom floor,
Minutes later at least ten emergency crew technicians came running in through the door.
They put a warm hat on her head and helped my husband cut the cord,
Then mom and baby were off in the ambulance to the Saddleback Memorial maternity ward.
Upon arrival, the placenta was delivered and they warmed up our precious baby,
Is there anything else to do... well I guess maybe.
Call all the relatives and tell them the craziest delivery tale ever,
And oh what a special birth story Olivia will be able to tell forever.
By Mommy Mardell
October 23, 2013 4:37 pm
At 40 I never expected to be expecting again...but we were. The older kids (13/11/9) were excited! In 1999 we had our first born Scott at Saddleback Memorial Hospital, The care..AMAZING!! We since have moved about an hour and a half away but I continue to see the OBGYN's at Orange Coast Women's Medical Group, and would never change it!! The care at the hospital is FAR ABOVE any place I have ever been!! Everyone always asks why I drive so far...well this is why...The nurses are above and beyond wonderful!! Candace took AMAZING care of me and my family!! The delivery of our fourth and final child was WONDERFUL!! The nurses who took care of me after my delivery were amazing!! The made me feel sooo very comfortable and took amazing care of Samuel!! And today I received the SWEETEST card from all my nurses congratulating our family!!!! What a thoughtful surprise!!! I am so very blessed by all the staff at Saddleback Women's Hospital!! From our first in 1999 to our fourth in 2013 I couldn't have gotten better care!!!! The picture below is our first born meeting his brother for the first time right after he was delivered!! A Sweet moment!!! We would never go anywhere else!!!! Thank you to EVERYONE at Saddleback Women's Hospital!!!!
October 22, 2013 8:27 am
My story is still in the making, my son Max was due to enter the world October 25, he decided to show up early, September 12! He is six weeks early but still the most beautiful perfect little miracle we could hope for. I have been working with Magella group since the early days of my pregnancy and I can't begin to tell you how glad I am that they have been there for me through all of this. Being a diabetic and experiencing pregnancy can be really overwhelming but the doctors, nurses, and support staff has really made this easy. When I began showing symptoms of preeclampsia I had so much support that it made my emergency c-section almost stress free if you can believe it!
Three days later I'm healing well, my little boy is in the NICU receiving amazing care from wonderful people and we are just waiting for his little lungs to catch up and we will be going home!!
October 22, 2013 8:24 am
I am fortunate enough to say that my labor was rather quick, especially for my first, and everybody on staff did a great job of helping me through it. My little baby was three weeks early and I was not prepared at all, but the nurses knew just what to say to keep me calm and focused. Once it was time to push, there were so many people in there screaming and yelling, I didn't have to. My "cheerleaders" encouraged me to push even harder and after only 45 minutes of pushing baby Seiders was born, 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and 20.5 inches long.
I am already looking forward to having another baby at Saddleback Memorial. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
September 4, 2013 3:18 pm
As an employee of Memorial Health system since 2011, I can say before even being an employee, I have always liked the hospital and care I had received. In 2008 I gave birth to my first baby boy at the Saddleback Memorial Women's Hospital. I had a great experience at the San Clemente location when i was hospitalized for 2 weeks. My stay in Laguna Hills was the same great team of doctors and nurses. Expecting baby #2 and will absolutely deliver at Saddleback Memorial in Laguna Hills. I am proud to say I work for a great health system:-)
August 19, 2013 4:34 pm
My husband and I were so happy for having selected Saddleback Memorial Hospital as the place to welcome our baby to this world. First of all, Dr Audelle and her professionalism made me go through my pregnancy safely, confident and happy knowing that I was in good hands.
The time of giving birth came and the nurses and staff were very efficient taking care of every detail. I enjoyed having my baby at Saddleback Memorial and I would recommend it to family and friends.
My baby is doing well and healthy today. He has brought a lot of joy and light to our home. Yes, and a lot of diapers and work too, but we are happy and blessed.
August 12, 2013 1:15 pm