Choice of Hospitals/Birthing Center....
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|Mon, 10-15-2012 - 9:10am|
What made you choose the hospital/location you've chosen to deliver in?
With my first, my OB only delivered at one hospital. We were new to the area and everything I read said it was a great hospital with a top of the line NICU so I didn't mind being "forced" to deliver there.
This time, I've switched to a new OB who delivers at 4 different hospitals (1 being the same one I delivered in last time). I had a GREAT experience at my previous hospital.......uncomplicated delivery (which I know has little to do with the hospital, but still), great follow-up care, great breastfeeding support, great educations classes (breastfeeding, intro childcare, etc). I just thought it was a no brainer that we'd deliver there again.
Then DH says he wouldn't mind switching. The one we went to was about 25 minutes from our house, the one he wants to switch to is about 20. The original one is much easier for our parents to access, but the newly proposed one isn't horrible. I THINK DH wants to switch because the new one is closer to our jobs and he could easily sneak into the office during my recovery period if he had to.....but that's a crappy reason (to me). The hospital seems nice and the one up side to switching is I believe all the rooms are private at this new hospital (but you run the risk of sharing a room at the original hospital.....I didn't with DD, but it's a definite possibility). The NICU is one level below the original hospital and it's hard to know for sure how their BF support is at this new hospital......
So, why did you choose the hospital/birthing center/home delivery? Should I do the research involved in switching hospitals, or just stay with the one I KNOW I like?? Get this.....if we switch DH doesn't want to have to do another hospital tour.....um, hello, of course we will do a hospital tour if we switch to a new hospital.....men (again, I think he likes it because it's closer to work).