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I delivered at Memorial Hospital for both of my sons. That's where my OB, Dr. John Baer, delivers, and he is awesome.

Penrose Community on Academy Blvd has the L&D ward. Penrose Main on Cascade does not. I have friends who delivered there who liked their experiences there. One of my friends was there for a week with pre-eclampsia, and delivered her baby 6 weeks early. Both mom and baby are happy and healthy.

The first time my OB was out of town, his partner came to the delivery, and I got a crappy L&D nurse, and ended up with a C-section. We shared a room for 6 hours, she checked out and then we had a private room for the rest of the 4 days I was there.

The second time my OB delivered, I had a fantastic L&D nurse (Tracy) and had a VBAC. I never had to share my room.

The lactation consultant I saw there both times was AWESOME. The nurses in the nursery were GREAT.

The one advantage to Memorial is their NICU. If there are any serious problems with the baby after birth, there is a possibility that you will be at Penrose and your baby could be at Memorial.

My only issue with Penrose is that I was thinking of getting my tubes tied after my 2nd baby IF I had to get another C-section. It's a strict Catholic hospital, and from what I understand they won't do any birth control procedures.

If Dr. Baer delivered at Penrose, then that's where I would have delivered. A good OB is essential for a great birth experience.

Hope that helps!
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Well, knowing that, I would definitely say Memorial would be your choice.


You have some time to visit both though, and see how you feel after checking them out in person.

Please stop by www.westsidemoms.org/forums. We have a few members in Monument and they occasionally get together for playdates up there. One of our moms in Monument recently delivered twins naturally with Dr. Baer at Memorial.


Good luck to you!
 
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