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Seaghan Matthews Testimonial

Seaghan Matthews looked at her first pregnancy as a journey, with Dr. Erin Large of HerHealth Clinic as her guide. “I always looked forward to my appointments at HerHealth Clinic,” Seaghan says. “It was exciting to learn about the process and see the growth of my baby. Everyone at the clinic was friendly, professional and helpful. Dr. Large answered all my questions and prepared me well throughout my pregnancy. She put my mind at ease when I had any anxieties and would let me know what to expect at each appointment.” 

HerHealth Clinic’s care philosophy meant that Seaghan was able to select Dr. Large to be her obstetrician at each of her maternity appointments and to be the doctor who delivered baby Smith in December 2018. “It was so special to me that Dr. Large delivered my son, not just because she is a trusted physician, but also because we had spent this whole nine-month journey together awaiting his arrival,” Seaghan says. “Not all moms get to have that continuity through pregnancy, labor and delivery, so I am grateful that HerHealth Clinic offers that.” 

As sometimes happens with a first pregnancy, Seaghan’s initial stages of labor progressed slowly over a couple of days. “Even though it was right after Christmas, Dr. Large was right there with me, checking on me throughout those couple days,” she says. “Her reassuring calmness and expertise were exactly what I needed.” As the baby’s birth got closer, 
Seaghan was relieved to find that she had a supportive team at her side in the delivery room. “My nurses’ coaching and encouragement was so helpful as my labor progressed. You get to a point where you are unsure of yourself, especially giving birth for the first time,” Seaghan says. “My nurses kept telling me I was doing a good job. They kept me updated of progress and were so encouraging. It meant so much to have that support.” 

Seaghan and her husband, who are both healthcare professionals, say they know they made the right choice in selecting Dr. Large, HerHealth Clinic and Washington Regional’s Women and Infants Center. “We knew it was important to be in a place that can handle any type of emergency quickly and expertly, and I know Washington Regional has the facilities and staff to do that well,” Seaghan says. 

“We trusted Dr. Large with one of the most important events of our lives, and she took excellent care of us. But we also knew that, if she couldn't be there for the birth or any of my appointments, I'd still be in excellent hands with any of her partners at HerHealth Clinic. I received excellent care, from my first appointment through postpartum.”