I'm butting in from Denver, Colorado.
All 3 of my kids, Janelle who is 6, Kincaid who is 4 1/2, and Travis who is 13 months were born at u of m in ann arbor. I had the perinatologist/high risk group of doctors out of the taubman center for both Janelle and Travis, and the midwives out of the east ann arbor office with Kincaid (with a brief stint of dual care with peri's while I was hospitalized for 2 months).
With Janelle things did NOT go how I wanted them too, but even 6 years later looking back on it I'm not sure what I could or would of changed. My water broke way too early, I didn't go into labor on my own, which they were ok with just keeping me in the hospital for up to 2 weeks to let her mature more, but then I started running an unexplained fever, so they induced. It took near 60 hours of pitocin induced contractions, 6 hours of that spent pushing, for her to be born, somewhere around 48 hours I got an epidural. Then she needed diuretics and her stomach/lungs suctioned, and then around 12 hours she still hadn't swallowed so she had to go to the nicu for a short while... She came back to me later that same night, but she had to stay in the hospital for quite a few extra days. And this right here is what would make me choose u of m every time (well, not this time, since 18 hours is a long drive to a hospital
), they also allowed me to stay in the hospital with her, refusing to discharge me till she was discharged.
For what it's worth she was 5lbs 9ounces, she lost 17 ounces from diuretics and nothing more really, we brough her home at 4lbs 8ounces...and she nor I suffered no long term effects from the horrible birth experience.
Both Kincaid and Travis were natural, well, with Kincaid I had IV antibiotics and phenagran (I had hyperemesis all 39 weeks with him), and I had pitocin in my IV AFTER he was born, but that's it, and I had nothing with Travis. Both were also full term with no issues after birth.
Some other things I really liked... They don't do a "bath" for the newborn till they have proven they can keep up their body temperature on their own for a certain # of hours, so for Janelle this was like 4 days after birth, for Kincaid it was like 12 hours after birth, and for Travis it was around 20 hours. They let me hold both boys on my chest for as long as I wanted after birth (except travis started grunting and so I asked them to take him earlier, but they probably would of even if I wouldn't of requested...he was ok after a few minutes) and they allowed the cord to pulsate (but they wouldn't do this, or donate cord blood, or bank cord blood, for a baby born before 37 weeks, so it didn't happen with Janelle). They don't take babies to a nursery ever, and the encourage co-sleeping. They were perfectly fine with no vaccines and no vitamin K shot (with Travis, not with Kincaid since he was induced do to severe unexplained bleeding from me or Janelle since she was a preemie, but that's just vitamin K, none of the had any vaccines in the hospital and no one questioned that).
One issue I had, and only after Caid was born, they never pushed or suggested a circumcision, but it was like they never bothered to write on our chart that we had said no...we had every med student, ob, resident, and pediatric urologist in the hospital poke their head in just to ask if we planned on circumcising or not. But we weren't even asked once with Travis, so I really think it was our nurse forgetting to record it during the pre-delivery questions.
ETA: I think her name was cheryl, but my nurse with Travis was the absolute best nurse ever. I think she had 6 kids, and all of them except premature twins she had at home... she got me a birthing ball, and she held my hands and talked me through contractions...and when I started pushing she got the midwife to come in since my doctor was off doing something else. And she had my dh go get her so I didn't have to let go of her hands...she was just wonderful!