(Closed) Where to deliver?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Where would you deliver?
    Mt. Auburn and guarantee our new little family isn't spending out first night sleeping apart : (25 votes)
    71 %
    MGH and risk husband not being able to stay after delivery : (10 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    When do you have to decide by? I know I had to chose by my booking in appointment with the midwives which was at 8 weeks (UK NHS)

    I had a choice of 2 hospitals. The only thing the was different about them was that Lewisham has a birth centre which is a half way between hosptial and home delivery. It is midwife led (so no epidurals) but is close to the delivery suite in case I need a doctor / specialist care.

    Lewisham allows partners to stay with the mothers the whole time and the birth centre has double beds so it is more comfortable for the partner as well. That swung it for me completely. Plus I had heard nothing but praise for the hospital from other mums who had delivered there.

    I would say, go with your gut instinct, visit both and see where you feel more comfortable and speak to other people who have delivered there.

    Oh and yes your Darling Husband can have a say, but it is you that needs to give birth there and it is WAY more important that you feel comfortable in the environment.

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    The chance that my husband wouldn’t be able to stay with me would make me feel anxious through the whole pregnancy! I would want a sure thing.

    Post # 4
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    401 posts
    Helper bee

    I would pick whichever one allows your partner to stay. I wouldn’t want to be apart, especially the first night! 

    Post # 6
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    4028 posts
    Honey bee

    That’s terrible they don’t guarantee a room where your husband can stay! It’s an exciting time for him too, and I personally would not risk him not being able to be a part of if and be with his new baby. It’s just not fair to him.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    who is monitoring your pregnancy? 

    i am IVF also, but my place was just a clinic.  after i graduated at 10 weeks, i went to my OB’s office.  i have been with that practice since i was young, i knew i was going to deliver at their associated hospital.  it was also where my huband and me were born.

    but the answer is you should go with where you are most comfortable.  tour the places now. 

    at my OB’s office, the appointments were 4 weeks apart, my OB knew i was very nervous so she said i could come in anytime and just ask to hear the HB if i wanted reassurance.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I would pick the hospital with the higher level NICU.  I know a lot of people that work in healthcare (my Fiance included) and so many things can happen that I would not want to take a chance.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

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    sunnierdaysahead2 :  This!! My brother and SIL chose to deliver at a smaller hospital closer to their house out of convenience. Their baby was born 6 weeks early and had breathing problems and had to be transfered by ambulance to the bigger hospital (where I had delivered) because they had the best NICU. In the future, they are definitely going to deliver at the bigger hospital to have the quickest access to the best medical care possible for the baby.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It doesn’t look like Mt Auburn has a NICU.

    I would NOT want to share a post partum room, but I’d be more devastated to be separated from my baby if god forbid something happened and they needed NICU time.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My husband didn’t stay night 1 with me because he had to take care of our dogs and it FUCKING SUCKED. I would go for the guaranteed private room.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

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    LilliV :  Me personally, it would be a no brainer – I would pick MGH and take the chance on not having a private room.  If you deliver at the other hospital and god forbid, the baby has to be transferred to MGH for a higher level of care, generally speaking, you are not transferred too.  My sister is a pediatrician and has priviledges at several hospitals, one of which has a level 3 NICU (the others are level 2).  She sees babies transferred out a lot and the new moms are stuck at the hospital where they delivered until they are cleared for discharge by their OB.

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