thank you so much memz for this it is greatly appreciated. So I will call and see if I am able to get dr. lafortune.
And I commend you for being in labour for 36hrs , and pushing for 2h30..I think I would've said knock me out. lol your very strong and congratulations on your birth.
I am in desprate need of a doc. I just realised i am pregnant after i felt a movement in my stomach and i decided to mak a pregnancy test. But i do not know how far i am in the pregnanvy as i just stop breastfeeding two weeks ago. But i know i am a little far into the pregnancy. I just moved into Lasalle area. Can someone help with a referral, i have call all clinics in the area and non is ready to accept me....I AM REALLY CONFUSE AS I NEED HELP. MY FIRST WAS BORN IN THE USA
I know this reply is too late, but I just wanted to share my experience at Lasalle Hospital. I had a terrible experience at that hospital and I think it was due to the fact that I don't speak French. I chose to birth there because several of my husband's coworkers had recently had children there including his boss and they thought it was excellent (they are all francophone). The nurses and doctors speak English and French, but they didn't want to spend the time explaining things to me in English. For many it just had to do with them not being able to, and for others there was just attitude. Only when my husband spoke to them in French, did the nurses take the time to explain my care or the baby's care in full, otherwise I just received information in bits and pieces. I was really confused about several things such as why I needed a c-section, what I had to do for my daughter because she had low blood sugar, its implications, breastfeeding issues and my medications.
Also, I can understand French but I can't speak as well. In the operating room I heard some comments about me. I couldn't wait to leave. Unfortunately I had a c-section so I had to stay longer than most.
This hospital may be the "newer" hospitals in montreal, but it definitely didn't look that way to me. I had a horrible experience. I would never go back there again.