I just gave birth there and will say with 100% certainty that I will never step foot back in that hospital for as long as I live. I was with the Midwives of Magee for prenatal care and found them to be of no help whatsoever on any issues of concern I presented to them. I was a VBAC, so I probably got treated a bit different than a non VBAC'er, as they made me sit down with one of their overseeing OB's so he could tell me 'chance of success' of having a VBAC. Turns out I only had a 60% chance of successfully delivering vaginally. I did have my VBAC after all, but it was not a good journey. I also had many questions about hospital routine infant procedures, like the vitamin K shot at birth. Each midwife that I met with and discussed this with had NO clue that the vitamin K shot had ever been linked to childhood leukemia, and they didn't bother at all to look into it for me. They did, however, try to convince me that I can't believe everything I read on the internet (about the vitamin K/leukemia connection) and completely dismissed my concerns altogether. I never went to my appointments with the intention of debating on anything with them, but it seemed they always had their claws out each time I came. Maybe because I was questioning everything??? Who knows.
Then when I gave birth to my son, the midwife that assisted was SO rude, my husband actually had to take her out into the hallway to ask her to keep her negative attitude out of the L&D room. Everything was going fine until the external fetal monitors showed my baby's heartrate to be a bit erratic at 10 centimeters, so right away they started talking C Section. They ended up vacuuming my son out and cutting me from hole to hole to get him out as quickly as possible. My recovery was just as bad as my previous c section. My doula was there with me, who is also a homebirth midwife, and she told me that what she saw of my baby's heartrate, it was not a true emergency, and she felt the staff was jumping the gun and unnecessarily intervened. I will never really know the truth.
They also put antibiotics into my IV without telling me first because I was running a slight fever. Although I told them I had been running a slight fever for days because I had bronchitis and everyone in my family had been sick that whole week. As a result of the antibiotics, my baby got a yeast infection from hell all over his poor little stomach that lasted for 2 weeks! It was just aweful!
Oh, and how can I forget to mention how rude the admissions staff was when I arrived at 10 centimeters and totally ready to push.....they had an aid wheel me to an admission waiting room, and my contractions were so hard, I asked him to stop when they came on. The emergency dept lady comes running up and starts yelling at the aid for stopping upon my request. My husband laid into her too after that. Then, they stick me in their waiting room with other patients, sit me on a chair while my water was breaking all over their chairs. I was yelling out in pain, people were staring, and I seriously almost had my baby on their stupid floor!
I also had a sinus infection so bad it was blocking up my nose, and since I was breathing really hard through my contractions, my mouth was pasty dry and I was begging them for water or ice. They flat out refused me, even thought I felt like I was literally suffocating, and told me because I 'might' be a C Section, I wasn't allowed any liquids. Assholes! Sorry, just reliving this experience is making my blood boil. There's much more, but I just can't go there yet....
So, yeah, that's what I think of Magee.