Originally Posted by organic-mama
To those of you planning to deliver at HFWB. Have any of you heard of them redirecting women to other hospitals due to being full on the LDRP floor? On another board that I'm on, someone posted this info and I am trying to get a confirmation. I would love to deliver my next baby at HFWB, but with only 15 LDRP rooms, I am worried about them being full on my delivery date and having to be redirected to another hospital. I don't see why they can't just put moms in regular rooms if they do fill up, this is what most hospitals do. If anyone as an answer to this question/concern, please post. TIA!
On another note, I wonder why they only made 15 LDRP rooms in the first place. Everybody is having a baby nowadays!
Originally Posted by kolszewski
Had my appt with Lynn today. The wait was insane, especially with 2 kids with me but that is beside the point...
Anyway, she said that yes, they have had to move patients, however, they do not move the laboring moms. Rather, the pp moms are moved to overflow rooms on the same floor with trained mom/baby nurses. She said they move the ones closest to leaving. However, she has said that to her knowledge this has only happened 2x. She said they are averaging 7-8 a day and can accomodate up to 15 moms. She said the first time it happened, it was really crazy. They started the day with 5 moms laboring and ended up delivering 17 babies. They created 15 rooms based on 800-1000 births per year. Problem is no hospital can predict any one given day.
Oh, and I asked her how many csections the midwives have had to do so far. Only 1
That's all I know!