Like most first-time parents, Brent and Stephanie Stuckert waited excitedly yet nervously for the birth of their first child, Olivia. Everything became very tense, however, when Stephanie Stuckert went in for a final test – and soon ended up in an ambulance on their way to bringing Olivia very urgently into the world.
Brent and Stephanie credit their Kaiser Permanente care team for discovering that Olivia had a potentially fatal heart defect that required an immediate post-natal operation. Following an operation and an extended hospital stay, Olivia was able to go home to her parents … who said they were thrilled and amazed to get not one, but two, personal calls from Olivia’s care team checking in on her progress.
Today, Olivia is a thriving toddler – and big sister to Ava!
The experience left Brent and Stephanie thrilled that Kaiser Permanente “always did the right thing for Olivia,” regardless of what it involved, and left them free to do what they do best: Be Olivia’s mom and dad.
For more about pregnancy care at Kaiser Permanente, go to: www.kp.org/pregnancy