My experience was similar to Mrs. B's. I developed complications at 39w and had to be delivered that day to stop the progression. They tried cytotec+pitocin for 12h with no luck, then did a c-section under general. Afterwards, I was taken to a different area than usual (I think it was the M.O.M unit for monitoring bedrest pregnancies) and kept on various drugs, so the first 48 hours are a blur. They gave my son a bottle in the nursery before I ever saw him and pushed formula on me after that -- threatening at one point that if I didn't give him formula or get him to latch properly in the next 3 hours, they were going to call the ped. The first lactation consultant I saw was not nice or helpful. Later, when I tried to do skin-to-skin, a nurse came in, took my baby away, did an underarm temp, said he was cold and sent him to the nursery to lay under a heat lamp. I hobbled out of bed to follow and was angry to discover that his rectal temp was plenty warm.
All in all, it was a traumatic experience.
Two bright spots in the experience were:
* One very empathic nurse (Heather maybe?) who did her best to listen and help me through my breastfeeding troubles
* A wonderful lactation consultant (Ellen) who I saw on the last day who gave me hope that it would all work out
I am pregnant again and likely to return to Abington for lack of other great options. I'd like to VBAC, but haven't talked to anyone about that yet, so I have no idea if they allow it. I think a birthing center would be too risky given the unknowns in my case, and Doylestown doesn't seem to promise private rooms.
I do hope to be more in control this time instead of having everything happen to me. I was scared and drugged the first time. This time, I'm going in with an attitude.