I have been told some conflicting information about Montgomery Hospital allowing patients to bring in their own birthing pools. Midwifery traditions (kathy Hindle delivers at montgomery) told me that Montgomery allows it. Then I called The Valley Birthplace, and they said that Montgomery's rooms aren't big enough for a birthing pool (they also deliver at Montgomery). Does anyone know from experience what Montgomery Hospitals policy is for this?
Then to make things more complicated, Montgomery is closing their labor and delivery unit on Sept 29th and all patients will go to Einstein medical center (new hospital being built now), Apparently their rooms will be bigger and nicer. I've tried getting in touch with someone at Einstein about this, but she said she hasn't been asked that question before and will have to call me back within a few days....ugh! Does anyone know anything about either of these hospitals and what is allowed??
This is driving me crazy!!