Page 3 Picture Option 1After years of struggling to become pregnant, Yasmine and her husband were overjoyed to learn they were expecting their first child, due only days before their seventh wedding anniversary. Living in Hebron, a village an hour and a half away from Holy Family Hospital, Yasmine regularly saw a local doctor. Near the end of her pregnancy, her doctor noticed several factors indicative of a high-risk pregnancy and immediately recommended that Yasmine travel the long distance to Holy Family Hospital, the closest hospital equipped to handle her complications.

On June 18, Yasmine went into labor and, together with her husband, rushed to Holy Family Hospital. Medical Director Dr. Nihad Salsa was awaiting her arrival and quickly diagnosed her with umbilical cord complications, threatening the life of the baby. Only minutes after entering the hospital, Yasmine was taken into emergency surgery. She said, “The team of doctors worked very fast to find out what was wrong with my baby, and within minutes I was sent to the operating room for an emergency cesarean section.”

The surgery was a success, and Yasmine was overjoyed to welcome a beautiful baby girl into the world surrounded by her husband and the dedicated team of medical professionals from Holy Family Hospital. Dr. Salsa said, “Every doctor on the team worked so hard to save both mother and baby. We care about their lives and are so happy that they will be able to go home healthy!”

Yasmine and her husband are grateful for the high-quality care that they received at Holy Family Hospital and recognize that they would not have their baby girl, Lara, were it not for the expertise and care of the Hospital’s team.