Bree Rivera

Bree Rivera, Proud Mother

Bree RiveraWhen Bree Rivera was planning for her maternity care services, she reached out to friends and family on what to plan for in the coming months. “Every one of my friends who had kids gave me the same advice when I was pregnant; it was to not have specific expectations.” As time got closer to her due date, she unexpectedly went into labor. “I remember it was 4 am in the morning when I went into labor, by 6 am I was dilated to 5 cm. Next thing I know I was in ambulance heading to Kona Community Hospital.”

Bree had planned to delivery her baby at another hospital. “I had everything planned out down to the smallest detail. So when I unexpectedly went into labor I didn’t know what to think.” Once Bree was admitted, the uneasy feelings went away. She was greeted by Paul Moore, Registered Nurse in the maternity unit. “He helped me calm down and focus on the task I had to perform. The labor and birth went smoothly and before I knew it, I was holding my beautiful baby girl Demi.”

For the rest of her stay in the hospital, Bree was delighted by the type of care provided. “Paul took amazing care of me and my daughter. He waited on us hand and foot. Paul was very kind and professional. This was the experience I was looking for, not just to be a patient in the hospital but to be a part of a miracle. It felt as if they had been waiting to help me delivery my baby their whole lives.”

When Bree returned to college she changed her major from liberal arts to nursing. “I want to be like Paul. I want to be the nurse that people would never forget.”

After her experience, she continues to talk about her care at Kona Community Hospital and how having her daughter there was the best decision she could have made.