Hello and welcome!!! I'm in Spartanburg, too, have a five year-old and a three year-old-hope you love it here!!!
We see Dr. Sheri Byrd at Byrd Medical associates in Reidville. She is an awesome doctor, very warm and friendly with kids AND parents. We delay vaccinations, and she has always been very supportive of that choice. Her husband is the GP in their practice, we see him when we have an emergency and Dr. Sheri isn't available. He is more austere than Dr. Sheri, not as outgoing, but also very kind and caring toward my children, and we like him a lot, too.I had both of my children at Spartanburg Regional, and had no complaints; my first child ended up being a C-section (she got her head stuck), my second a successful VBAC. I did my prenatal care with my second pregnancy with the midwives at Regional OB/Gyn, and also had no complaints; they were very supportive throughout my entire pregnancy, my choices were encouraged, my questions were answered, in full and with total respect for my status as a thinking, intelligent woman. When I needed tests, they were explained, and I was given the choice to decline with no repercussions. SRMC IS a hospital, and like all other hospitals in the area, their staff are limited by certain rules and regs-I wasn't allowed to eat during my labor, for example-but I have no complaints about their treatment of me. They respected my wishes during labor as far as, and sometimes beyond, what they are allowed to do, everything was explained to me in detail, and at no time did I feel that I was being pressured to make decisions or accept procedures that I did not need or want. My doula was treated as a member of my family, there were never any complaints about her presence, she was totally accepted and respected. My son was delivered by a doctor-the MW's are on rotation, just like the docs, and mine weren't on call that night-but the doctor was great, also very supportive of me and my choices, and I give her full marks. I, as a person experienced with their facility and their care, would stay as far away from the Mary Black as possible.