Also, she does not circumcise and is adament that her kids are never, ever given a bottle or formula. Any recommendations on hospitals or ones to avoid? Obviously that depends on the OB, too, but sometimes ones are worse than others. She mentioned Texas Women's....any thoughts??
Andrea - Mommy to DD1 ('05), DD2 ('08), DD3 (6/17/11)
Uh, I just reread that she wants a female OB. Ok, NM.
eta dr dryden isn't taking new pts unless you know someone who uses her and can refer you. dr boswell in the same practice was the surgeon who did my c/s, I'm not sure if she's any better/worse than any other ob as far as multiple c/s goes. I would suggest your friend ask on the ican list. it is mostly women seeking vbac, but they also know a lot about drs in the area.
I visited a mama there and the nurses were adamant about how her baby needed to have XX ounces and gain weight before leaving. It was really distressing.
trottin', pole dancing, Norway and Sweden lovin' , ,WOHM Kiddos born 12/11/06 and 08/09/08
with #3 EDD:01/2013 So in love with my sweet Swede and my bonus-son 10/25/98
My friend had a preemie w/a cleft palette there. She was not able to nurse, though they really helped her try, but they helped her get pumping going well. She had an unplanned section w/Dr. Reed because of developing HELLP.
I did much more research the second time around, and that said, I'd go with MH or St Lukes (medical center or Woodlands).
Momma to DD (12/04) and DS (11/09) .
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!
My OB was a James Gullett. I would have confidence in him as a surgeon, though I didn't have a C-section, but he's a man, so not for your friend.
Also, I would not think that the OB would have much control over whether the newborn was not circ'd or given a bottle...that would be the pedi, I think... maybe the father or birth partner needs to be there to guarantee that her rules are followed.
GL on your search!