Cedar Park Regional Medical Center experiences? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 12-04-2010, 08:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
thencamehenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hello!

 

I am newly pregnant with #2 and we are considering a homebirth.  My husband and I are both big time planners, so part of our thought process includes evaluating the "what if" options in case I risk out or need to transfer.  Cedar Park Regional is the closest hospital to our house so the location would be convenient.  However I know NOTHING about that hospital or its affiliated doctors.  Anyone have a natural birth there? Any OBs you would recommend?  Just trying to figure out what we are in for if we end up there.  Of course you can PM me with any less-than-glowing thoughts. 

 

Thanks!

thencamehenry is offline  
#2 of 10 Old 12-07-2010, 07:20 AM
 
puddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 910
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

No direct experience, so all I can tell you is:

* They have nice labor & delivery rooms that even include a tub to labor in

* They have no NICU--just a Level II nursery.  That's worth considering, I think, because if you're only transferring there in the event of something going wrong, that could increase the chance of needing a NICU.  Level II nursery can stabilize your baby, but it would then be transferred to another hospital (without you) if NICU was necessary.

puddle is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 12-10-2010, 06:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
thencamehenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thanks for the info.  I didn't realize they had tubs.  I appreciate your point about the NICU.

thencamehenry is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 12-23-2010, 08:39 PM
 
mcgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm a CP mama as well, and I had a wonderful homebirth last year. I'd be happy to recommend my midwife, if you're looking for one.  I have no experience with CPRMC, but I do have a friend who is a nurse at Round Rock Regional Medical Center, which is also not far away, depending on where in CP you live. My next door neighbor will be delivering at CP in February, so I'd be happy to share her experience after it happens. :)

mcgee is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 01-01-2011, 03:44 PM
 
ChristaM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: near Austin, TX
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi!

I delivered my 2nd child at CPRMC, and had a great experience.  The nurses were helpful, loved helping me figure out how to deliver naturally (I was a bit of a phenomenon, but that's besides the point), and my Dr. was great.  I am a patient of Dr. Meadows and would highly recommend her.  Her staff is great, her bedside manner is wonderful, and I feel like I'm visiting old friends at my appts.  My sister is delivering with a Dr. from ARC (another group of OB's that deliver at CP) and she has had a wonderful experience thus far.  I have met most of the Dr.'s as they have regular "Meet and Greets."  You could call ARC or Cedar Park Women's Center (Dr. Rush and Dr. Meadows) to find out the date of the next meet and greet.  There are several Dr.'s on rotation, most of whom have been recommended to me by patients of theirs (my friends), so it doesn't seem like you can go wrong!

The only reason why I'm not delivering there this time is b/c I really want a homebirth, but I am completely comfortable with the idea of using CPRMC as my back up plan if I were to need to go to the hospital.  

They don't delivery babies before 35 weeks, if I remember correctly, b/c of their nursery capabilities, but if you're delivering a full-term baby and need other assistance, they're a great resource to have close.

ChristaM is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 01-01-2011, 08:27 PM
 
puddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 910
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm currently with Dr. Meadows, and one huge thing I have to say for her is that she said she and everyone she shares call with is okay with a variety of birthing positions.  Specifically, she said that the birthing beds accommodate upright squatting positions and she was fine with that or all fours if that's what I wanted.  She also didn't pressure me at all when I opted out of the prenatal screening tests even though I'm 35, and she's very comfortable working with a doula.  If you want details about my experience with her so far, feel free to PM.  I'm only 25 weeks, so I have yet to deliver with her, and I'm still hoping to avoid a hospital birth so I may never have a complete review.

puddle is offline  
#7 of 10 Old 01-02-2011, 08:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
thencamehenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thanks for all your replies.  We ended up losing our baby so it's no longer of urgent importance to me but I'm glad to have the info out here either way.  Hopefully it will be helpful to someone else in the area - I know there must be plenty of natural birthers hiding out here in the suburbs.

thencamehenry is offline  
#8 of 10 Old 01-02-2011, 08:44 PM
 
ChristaM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: near Austin, TX
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm so sorry :(

 

And, yes, I know several within the 5 mile radius of Cedar Park Regional...

ChristaM is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 01-03-2011, 08:38 AM
 
puddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 910
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm so sorry for your loss.  hug2.gif

puddle is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 01-06-2011, 02:12 PM
 
candynut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm very sorry for your loss.

 

I did want to post, in case someone else later was wondering the same thing and stumbled on this thread.

 

I delivered at CPRMC and it went very well. My OB, Dr. Monteiro was excellent. He was completely open to whatever I wanted to do. In fact, I had to be induced early due to a liver complication (totally justified and needed). When I found out I was being induced, I just tossed my birthing plan and hypnobirthing practice out the window. But at the birth, he was checking with the nurses to make sure I could have as "natural" a birth as I wanted, even though obviously it wasn't like I planned. 

 

I have one friend who said she wished she could have another baby, just so Dr. Monteiro could deliver it. :)

 

OTOH, I have several friends who have not had good experiences with Dr. Meadows. But, I also have a couple friends who still see her and like her.

candynut is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off