Leslie Waldson – Childbirth Success Story

Healthy & happy

Methodist Mansfield is dedicated to giving growing families a great start

undefined Lots of love and lots of laughs — and a
little help from Methodist Mansfield — are
helping Logan Waldson grow and thrive.

Every morning, Leslie Waldson gets ready for work with a blond-haired, blue-eyed sidekick: her 18-month-old daughter, Logan.

“She loves to sit on the counter of the bathroom sink and play with my makeup,” Leslie says. “She brushes her hair and plays with my jewelry. She’s such a girly girl.”

Leslie’s OB-GYN, Erin Westerholm, DO, FACOOG, says Leslie and Logan are what a success story looks like: “Happy baby, happy mommy, healthy baby, healthy mommy.”

Star support from day one

After learning they were expecting in February 2013, Leslie and her husband, Andrew, were referred by a friend to Dr. Westerholm, one of the founding OB-GYNs on the medical staff at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

“I loved the staff,” Leslie says. “One of Dr. Westerholm’s nurses was a fellow Aggie, so we hit it off from the very beginning, but everyone was very personable and let us ask tons of questions. It was great.”

Dr. Westerholm says she aims to really know patients and their families and make care as convenient as possible. She also has confidence in the experience her patients will receive at Methodist Mansfield.

“There are a lot of people who have been there since day one, so there is a comfort in knowing and understanding the team you’re working with,” she says. “I’m also a huge breastfeeding advocate, so it’s nice that the hospital offers outpatient lactation appointments after baby arrives.”

This service benefited Leslie especially.

“Logan was an intense eater, so she was never getting enough fast enough,” she says. “She would get angry and then would be too upset to eat.”

Leslie met with Monika Ringo, RN, IBCLC, who not only helped Leslie with breastfeeding but also led all of her prenatal classes.

“She was so helpful and made us feel comfortable and made us laugh,” Leslie says. “She was a big part of our reassurance and one of the reasons we love Methodist Mansfield so much.”

A great first impression

Logan made a grand entrance on the evening of Nov. 12, 2013 — an 11/12/13 baby.

“We were completely pleased with our experience at Methodist Mansfield,” Leslie says. “Logan was in the room with us overnight, the food was great, and our nurses were fantastic.

“If we decide to have a second baby, there’s no question that we would deliver at Methodist Mansfield again.”

Great Expectations

Give your growing family a great experience at Methodist Mansfield. To learn more about our women and children’s services, visit our Maternity department.