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Trey Tipton

The Tipton Family. OU Medical Center NICU.

My wife Meredith and I originally planned on having a natural childbirth through OU Medical Center’s midwife program. But our plans changed when my wife began experiencing some pain 32 weeks into her pregnancy.

“Our plans changed when my wife began experiencing some pain 32 weeks into her pregnancy.”

We came to OU Medicine, and they told us that the pain was not normal. She was admitted into the high-risk pregnancy program, and we spent the next four days seeing every specialist they had to offer, including the head of maternal medicine. We delayed birth for as long as possible to allow our son’s lungs to develop, but at 32 weeks and two days, he was born.

Later, we learned that my wife was suffering from an atypical case of HELLP syndrome, a severe form of preeclampsia. But thanks to Dr. Williams and his team at OU Medical Center, she’s just fine today. And after a stint in the NICU, my son is doing well, too. Thank you to every doctor we met with for taking the time to answer our questions, showing compassion and getting my family to full health.