Originally Posted by kltroy
It felt too much like a "baby factory". Too impersonal. Like you go there and you enter a machine. Stuff just starts happening to you.
I don't have any experience with Prentice, but I have heard it called a "baby factory" because of the number of babies born there and the fact that there is really no individualized care.
I delivered with Julie Marks from WSmidwives at West Sub and it was a great experience. I highly, highly recommend them! I did not have a water birth, but I did labor in the tub for a while. (It was really warm in the room and with the hot water, I was just getting overheated.) Julie was very hands off. For a lot of the time it was just me an DH together. We didn't really see the nurse (it was a fast delivery though) until DS was almost born and then she just helped w/clean up.
I also had a good experience with the hospital staff. They pretty much left us alone. All of the nurses were very pro-BF, I bedshared with DS in the queen size bed the whole time and no one blinked an eye, and there was no hassle about refusing things/RIC.
Originally Posted by Pernillep
It is interesting that ofter the birth I missed all 3 of them and felt like just going in to say hi. I had gotten so comfortable with them during my prenatal care.
I do too!! I was actually a little excited that we might have thrush. I was going to make an appointment and go in, but then I wanted DS' lungs and ears checked as he also has a bad cold, so we went to the GP. By the end, Julie felt like a great friend.