Resident working with family on delivery of number two

When Amanda Parker found out she was pregnant for the second time, she knew exactly where she wanted to go for her obstetrics care—our IU School of Medicine (IUSM) – IU Health Arnett Family Medicine Residency.

Amanda came to IU Health in the middle of her first pregnancy, and she was glad she did. She had many questions that came along with being a first-time mom. She wanted to make sure she was receiving the best care possible for her and baby. At the IUSM – IU Health Arnett Family Medicine Residency, Amanda was able to receive care from a team of dedicated physicians and providers.

“When I was in their care, I was getting the best care possible. I felt respected and never rushed. They answered every question I threw at them,” Amanda said. “I knew I was in great hands from the entire care team.”

Bryan Norkus, MD was joined by IUSM resident, Nicole Moon, DO, to care for both mother and baby throughout the pregnancy resulting in the successful delivery of a very healthy baby boy, RJ.

“I was in labor for 22 hours with RJ. The team that was taking care of me kept me calm throughout the whole process,” Amanda mentioned, “Despite the long labor, because of my care team, I knew that whatever was going to happen was going to be the best possible outcome.”

Amanda and RJ were Dr. Moon’s first obstetrics patients in her residency experience. “Amanda had a great disposition,” Dr. Moon stated, “RJ was my first delivery. The whole journey was such a rewarding experience.” Since then, Dr. Moon has been on an obstetrics rotation, with assisting in over 43 deliveries since her time in the residency program.

Reaching new milestones as he grows up, RJ continues to receive pediatric care at the IU Health Arnett Family Medicine Residency.

When the Parkers found out about baby number two, it was a natural decision to choose where they wanted to go for their obstetrics care. “We are at 8 weeks gestation now,” Amanda mentions, “I have a strong feeling that it is a girl this time around!”

The IU Health Arnett Family Medicine Residency looks forward to continuing these multiple levels of care for the entire Parker family during this exciting journey.