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#1 of 5 Old 05-02-2012, 08:18 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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!!

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Hi,

 

The midwife one of my clients was seeing told her she could bring it, too, and we did, but she had the baby before we got it up. ;)  So, I imagine it depends. Probably some of the people you are asking just haven't had anyone ask before so they don't know the answer and are giving you their best guess.

 

Good luck!

 

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Thank you!!  That's great news!

 

I received an email back from Einstein saying they are still looking into it for me, and will be back in touch with me soon.  I hope they will follow the same protocol as Montgomery!

 

If anyone else has any knowledge about this please let me know :)

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Einstein medical center just called me.  She talked to the director of the OB department and she said that water birth is absolutely allowed and they are 100% on board with it!!  That is so exciting for me to hear!!

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Wow. Thanks for sharing! Please update us if you go there and end up using a pool and/or birthing in it!


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