Sunday, March 21, 2010
Dear Dr. Worth & Dr. Mussalli,
I'm still in awe with the job that you guys did in the delivery room. You guys went above and beyond the traditional patient / doctor relationship and will definitely be the standard by which we judge other doctors. The two of you have a bedside manner unique to the profession, and a chemistry not often seen in any partnership. Dr. Mussalli, thanks again for staying to delivery Michael on Friday night -- that was heroic. And Dr. Worth thanks for not letting me faint!!!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Dear Drs. Mussalli and Worth,
I have never written a letter to a client’s obstetrician before, but I was so moved by the experience with you that I felt compelled to write. I was with A throughout her arduous labor and birth process, and there is no doubt in my mind that in any other situation, with any other physicians, at any other hospital, she would have had another c-section. The confidence in her ability to birth this baby that you expressed to her throughout her pregnancy, the patience you both exhibited throughout the day and night of her labor, the honest and direct discussions you had with her, and ultimately the extraordinary skill of your partnership gave A the birth she was hoping for but never quite believed would experience.
As a midwife, doula, and childbirth educator, I have attended hundreds of births and heard stories of many more births, and have never before witnessed in physicians such respect for women and belief in the birth process. You are both rare individuals, and a powerhouse as a team. It was truly thrilling for me to finally meet you and see first-hand the compassionate and skilled care that has always been your reputation.
Thank you so much on behalf of A, and especially, for giving me faith that there are fantastic OBs in NYC!
Monday, March 15, 2010
New York is rainy, 3:00am,
Everyone's sleeps and
There's music on Thompson Street...
Drs.Worth & Mussali
Forrest Ryder is a good little boy.
Eats up to 15 times/day, sleeps in my babybjorn up to three hours, at times.
Smiles away whilst looking at us.
He brings feelings in me that I wasn't -fully- aware of.
I will love him tenderly and guide him well.
Primarly, thank you both for whom you are.
Thank all your staff -and with Olga in the lead,- for backing
you two in such an exemplary manner...and care/attention.
I feel priviledged to have been given the opportunity to see
you all perform. I appreciate you!
One day, I will speak with Forrest (and Michaela) about you two.
Unless you plan on retiring in the next 20+ years,...
Michaela could very well be a patient.
I wanted these words (in particular) to reach you....
THANK YOU for taking care of S.
I was confortable with you Dr. Worth from the first visit on, when you would
simply hand me paperwork that needed follow-up, this inclusion was healthy
for this commited father.
OK,then! Now I know why "they tweet, text away all day long.
I hope you both enjoy these pictures of yourselves, Forrest and my family.
Monday, March 8, 2010
We feel so lucky to have found village ob! You offered the right blend of ob care and midwife attention while Lourdes and Leann hold down the fort with an always consistent and warm presence. It was a nervous pregnancy for us and from the first day we met Dr. M & Dr. W to the amazing nurses at St. Vincent's, everyone made us feel welcome comforted and heard. We are over the moon with our beloved Monty Black Bear. And we were so grateful for the extra special bond we developed with Midwife Brooke and doubly grateful that the Drs. honored that bond enough that we were able to have her amazing support during the beautiful labor and joyous delivery. We hope this unique and considerate practice continues to flourish. With the deepest gratitude from our family to yours... A&D&M