Wow I Love My Hospital

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SuzieQ - July 15

I just had a hospital visit with my prenatal classes (I'm in b.c. canada) and I am so impressed with the hospital here! Private delivery rooms - private mom and babe rooms - all decorated nicely - the nurses encourage whatever birthing positions you want - I feel pretty good about this labour coming up :) They don't do circ_mcisions at the hospital or episiotimies (sp) which I found surprising though. Is this all normal and I'm just not with it or what??? lol

 

steph-in-saint-pete-beach - July 15

Both are great signs. My mom didnt have an episiotomi with my last brother and she said that she just felt like she road a horse or bicycle but could get up and sit down just fine afterwards. Episiotomies hurt like hell. As for circs for boys, I think thats good too unless you are jewish and that fine. My husband is from Argentina and he said they dont do those down their. He said it is the equivelant of us having the skin over the c___tois removed at birth. It would make it more sesitive at first, but as they got older that would just deminish their s_xual pleasure. So I think you have an awesome hospital that doese not do any unnecessary procedures. If I had a hospital like that I would go there just so if I needed pain relief I could have it. Im using a midwife for those reasons, the only drawback is no painrelief meds. Period!

 

steph-in-saint-pete-beach - July 15

Boy I type terrible, you get what I was saying I think.

 

Olivene - July 15

I love my hospital, too! A midwife with me all the time. Natural birth, no episiotomies, fewer c-sections, and b___stfeeding are the norm. Your hospital sounds great!

 

Tanya2 - July 15

Suzie I'm from Ontario, yes private rooms are soo great but chances of getting them are very slim over here, I'm not sure about BC. They usually give them out to C section mom (very understandable) and at my hospital there are only 5, ofcourse I requested it but I know that everyone requests it here but don't get them. This is my second baby and didn't get private with the first one, but the second night i was in hospital we had the semi-private room all to ourselves. I'm delivering at a different hospital too and I love it, they seem more organized than the first one, the only thing that I didn't like is that they don't allow fathers to stay past 10pm unless you have a private room. Anyone else have that problem? Over here too they don't perform circ_msitions, I'll be having my son circ_mcised because of cultural reasons, my daugther's pediatrition said he will refer us to a specialist once my son is born and is checked. I don't think that circ_msistion diminishes s_xual pleasure, my husband is and he is still a h__y dog and is after me all the time (even though i'm 33 weeks pregnant), he says he loves the pregnant belly. I don't know about that :-), good thing is that pregnancy suits me too, I more h__y than when i'm not pregnant.

 

SuzieQ - July 16

tanya2 - lol - you're lucky you're in the mood. For me, this kid starts kicking away at a bad time and it's just a big turnoff for me to have that much going on down there :) This hospital has 9 private delivery rooms and several semi private room, where you just share the bathroom with one other mother. Fathers are welcome to stay the night and they have cots or fold out lazy chairs (which probably are all that comfy!) for them. I don't have a midwife, but only because I love my doctor - he's helped me through two m/c's and we want to have him deliver this healthy little baby as one of his last deliveries (he's retiring soon). My dh is circ_mcised, so we're still discussing whether or not to have it done if we have a boy. We've read so much good and bad things about each method, it's hard to know what to do sometimes.

 

Mingill - July 16

Hi, SuzieQ, I'm glad you love your hospital. It must be fairly new. My hospital offers private birthing rooms each with it's own shower and most with a jacuzzi tub. My DH can stay for the whole labour. After that we get transferred to the mom and baby ward, where if we had the $ we could get a private room and DH could still stay, but for now we're looking at the shared ward. But the staff seems really nice and capable. So I feel good about my hospital too. The whole circ_mcision thing, it's now not considered necessary and doctors will advise against it, but if you want it done my hospital will do it for $275 or so, or you can go to a private clinic which is about $200. So it's still done, just not as much as it used to be. We decided against it, as the potential for scar tissue, the additional care and posibility of infection, not to mention the pain. But we did discuss it a lot, and I was prepared to do it if DH really wanted to, but thank goodness he changed his mind.

 

Tanya2 - July 16

Suzie, In the other hospital that i delivered my daughter, my husband could stay the night even in a semi private room but this one is like Mingill said, they can stay through the whole labor part but have visiting hours if you are in a semi private room. I'm hoping we do get a private room. As for the circ_mcision thing, i know its hard. I spoke to my doctor about it and to be honest he didn't say it was dangerous or anything, it is a common procedure, not as common as it used to be, and ofcourse it is unneccessary so govt doesn't cover it. But it is done in a sterile environment and as long as your baby is healthy there should be no complications, also the soooner its done , and i was told between 2-6 weeks the easier the baby will heal and it is as painful and getting tested for blood, but MIngill is right you have to be careful with infection, same thing if you are getting your baby's ear pierced, they do it at 12 weeks here at any jewelry store, we had my daughter done at 3 months and were very careful and she is competley healthy, I think the main thing they look at is how healthy your baby is. Its a personal choice and I know it iwill be hard for me, but I do want to get it done. The sooner the better. Main thing now is to have a healthy baby, the rest will take care of itself.

 

Tanya2 - July 16

I don't have a mid wife either, I love my OB as well, hopefully she will be there at the birth, she does most of her delivery's but with my last OB i ended up being in labor starting Sun morning at 3am and had my baby on Sun evening at 7:10pm and he wasn't there (understandably since he can't work every sun) but was very uncaring on mOn, came and asked me are you ok, everything went well, I said yes and then he said see you in 6 weeks, thats it. The lady beside me the OB came and talked to her for about half an hour. Mine left in minutes. So my new OB is very very nice and hopefully she will make it. Sorry about your previous m/cs, you must be really excited about this little guy. Good luck to you, when are you due?

 

SuzieQ - July 16

I'm due oct 1st - waht about you? We're starting to get more excited now, just can't wait to actually see my dh with "our" baby in his arms! lol - that's my focal image for our prenatal cla__ses anyways. MINGILL - thanks for the $ info, we're probably going to decide after we have the baby as we're not sure if it's a boy or girl :)

 

Tanya2 - July 16

I'm due Sept 2nd, but I know it could be anytime before of after. I just want to hit the 37 week mark so that I know baby is full term, after that I wont mind if he is early or if he is late. My daugther was born last Sept too, 'Sept 25th so I think I'll be doing one birthday party for both, and since I"m a teacher was thinking of doing it on the Sept labor day long weekend before school starts again. What do you think? I thought you knew for sure if it were a boy, hey you might get a girl and won't be faced with the circ_mcision dillema. Yes I was very anxious with my first as well, was wondering how my husband would handle her to be honest, he was better than me in almoast everything, except for b___stfeeding, it came naturally to him. My daughter is 9 and a half months and recently I went to visit a friend with a newborn and I was so uncomfortable holding her daughter, I felt my hands tense up, they look so delicate but they are actually not. I'll be going through it again, can't believe it. Your hospital does sound great, 9 private rooms wow. That is very high.

 

Mingill - July 16

Funny you mention DH holding baby, that's one of my focal points too. I can't wait to see my hubby holding our baby. Good luck with the rest of your pg. I'm 32 weeks, and I can't wait, I think these last few weeks are going to go so slow. Not to mention we're roasting here in Ontario with the heat and humidity.

 

Erynn21 - July 16

My hospital is in the states and is "baby friendly" so our baby gets to stay in room, and they have 2 private beds, so my hubby can be with us the whole time. I will hopefully be having a waterbirth I have requested the "tub" room. I do have options for pain meds if necessary, but am hoping the tub will give me enough relief. My doc. doesn't do episiotomies she believes it is better for what happens to happen naturally, also she doesn't do circ_msision, but I'm having a girl, so that really doesn't need to be discussed. She is a big believer in b___stfeeding, so I think all in all it will be a great place to have our baby.

 

Tanya2 - July 17

I remember with my first, we had a semi private room so had another couple with their baby there. The lady had a 2 year old and her newborn and didn't want to b___stfeed and all the nurses, her OB etc kept nagging her to try and b___stfeed, I could hear all their conversations since there was only a curtain seperating us, but poor thing had to explain herself over and over, that because of her 2 year old she didn't want to b___stfed. I personally b___stfed and do think its better for a baby especially a newborn and younger babies but still it should be a woman's choice I don't think they should have nagged her about it. Different nurses would come and have the same talk with her. Poor thing. I just want to be released within 6 hrs after labor, provided baby is healthy and all is well. I was told that i would have to come back after 24 hrs since they do bloodwork which is completly, I live 5 min drive from our hospital.

 

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