Trustworthy Healthcare

When Sarah Sharkey was pregnant with her first daughter, she discovered that her blood was RH negative. To protect her future babies from developing life-threatening anemia while in utero, she received a RhoGAM shot.

Trouble was, the shot didn’t work. Sarah was pregnant with her second daughter when a nurse practitioner at Southdale Ob/Gyn discovered that Sarah’s blood was creating antibodies that would harm her baby’s red blood cells.

From that day forward, Dr. Sheryl Louie kept a close eye on Sarah and her baby. “She is the most trustworthy healthcare practitioner I’ve ever met,” says Sarah, a nurse herself. “She was unbelievably careful, double- and triple-checking everything, and collaborating with maternal fetal medicine specialists.”

Sarah delivered her daughter at Fairview Riverside Hospital so she could go directly to that hospital’s level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. After 10 days, Ava was healthy enough to go home and meet big sister Ella.

Says Sarah: “I was in such capable hands with Dr. Louie. She knew exactly what to do—the best, safest, evidence-based practice. I was blessed to have all the doctors who helped bring Ava into our world, but especially Dr. Louie.”

“I was in such capable hands with Dr. Louie. She knew exactly what to do.”