Originally Posted by Phoenix85
I am planning on delivering at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. I just recently found out my doctor will not do a water birth, I heard Grant allows them. I tried calling the hospital to get answers but they were not helpful. Has anyone had a water birth at Grant? Also do you know of a doctor who performs the water births. I am close to my due date so I don't know how easy it will be for me to find one and I just don't know where to begin. Everything I have tried has gotten me nowhere!
I should be delivering at Grant in March, and my dr is pretty "think outside the box" (does bioidentical hormone balancing which got us PG, recommended Ioderal for fibrocystic breasts and querectin for my interstitial cystitis). Also, I told him I didn't want a 20 week u/s and he said he wouldn't argue w/ me about it or force me to get it. My neighbor delivered w/ him, and she says he brings his own oil to the delivery and massages the perineum when delivering. She had nearly no tearing w/ a 10 lb baby. She wanted him to induce her at 40 weeks and he wouldn't (said it wasn't good) and waited until 42 weeks to induce - he let her in the 'labor tub' even though she was induced w/ a tiny bit of pitocin. My dr even told me "I never make decisions during labor for my own personal convenience."
That said. My hubby works at Grant, and he went up there to see if it was true that there were 'birthing tubs' there. The nurse told him 'now these aren't birthing tubs, these are labor tubs. I know your dr, and know he won't let you push that baby out in the water.' Now. I don't know if that his hospital policy, or just our dr. From what I have heard and read though, St Ann's is the only place that does water births.
My dr also delivers at St Anns but that is not possible for us due to insurance.