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#1 of 6 Old 12-24-2009, 04:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The Brooklyn Birthing Center stopped having births there for a little over two weeks and delivered patients at Maimonidies (I would be so livid if that happened to me! It was bad enough going into labor prematurely and having to deliver there.) Does anyone know what made them reexamine things or what happened?
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They had a "poor outcome" (that was the languege I heard) and were forced to transfer temporarily pending an brief inquiry into what happened. They are birthing babies at the BBC now.

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Thank you. I guess I was looking to learn more about the "poor outcome" and am so surprised there are no media stories about it. Maybe someone can PM me?

One would think they would be more open considering hospitals have poor outcomes far more often. It seems preferable set the record straight rather than let rumors go wild.
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I'd be very interested to find out as well. I'm newly PG (6 weeks) with my first and we have been discussing our options for birth. BBC was on the short list.

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I think that privacy is always a primary issue and the BBC nor any of the other people (besides the parents) are not really at liberty to discuss what it was that happened, because that would violate the parent's right to privacy. While I do not know the story, a poor outcome likely means that a baby was born still, which happens. It is always a tragedy and always worth looking into to make sure it was not something that could have been avoided.

I think the BBC is a very safe and reasonable place to give birth and I have atteneded becautiful births there myself. If you are a patient of those midiwves, you might be able to ask for further reassurance or explanation from them.

Faeriecurls, congrats on your pregnancy!

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I think that privacy is always a primary issue and the BBC nor any of the other people (besides the parents) are not really at liberty to discuss what it was that happened, because that would violate the parent's right to privacy. While I do not know the story, a poor outcome likely means that a baby was born still, which happens. It is always a tragedy and always worth looking into to make sure it was not something that could have been avoided.

I think the BBC is a very safe and reasonable place to give birth and I have atteneded becautiful births there myself. If you are a patient of those midiwves, you might be able to ask for further reassurance or explanation from them.

Faeriecurls, congrats on your pregnancy!
I heartily agree with Megan on all accounts above. I worked in the past at the BBC as a nursing student on an internship and then briefly as a birthing assistant. The BBC just passed their 10 year anniversary and this is the first 'poor outcome' they have experienced (as far as I know). The midwives are caring and expert and if I did not choose to birth at home, I would definitely birth there with them.

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