Just 23 weeks into her pregnancy, Tania Thorbourne underwent an emergency C-section at Westchester Medical Center. Only after she awoke in the recovery room did she get a first glimpse of London, her daughter, secure in the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Lying with a breathing tube in an incubator, she weighed one pound, eight ounces, and was smaller than the palm of Thorbourne’s hand.
“The nurses came over to me and said, ‘Hi, Mom. Do you want to take a seat?’” recalls Thorbourne. “It really touched me. It was the first time I had been called ‘Mom.’” Read More