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Has ANYONE had a good/excellent birth experience (from beginning to end) at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA?

I am in serious need of some feedback.


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Oct. 14th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
not much help since i live in new england, but i did a search on MDC. i didn't find much beyond this, so you may want to ask about it here if you haven't already - that's how i found the right hospital for me!
Oct. 14th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
oh my GOD! My doctor is one of the ones that was recommended and i totally dont like him!! Dr. Barber.

the thing is, i wait for like 30-45 mins to see him, he rushes in, says sorry to keep me waiting, goes over my stuff, and is done. doesnt ask if he can answer and questions for me, doesnt ask how i'm doing personally, and basically chuckles at me when i have a 'stupid' question for him. not to mention every other birth he performs is a c-section, and every other c-section he does is an emergency c-section... freaks me out just a little!!!
Oct. 14th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
that would freak me out too! the hospital and midwife group i ended up going with (i switched at 24 weeks) were SO respectful and awesome to me during pregnancy, and that really carried over into my birth experience - which is why i switched. i felt really rushed and disrespected by my first care provider, and that SO does not feel good - nor does it make you feel confident about being listened to and cared for when in labor!

maybe you can post on MDC to see if there are any better docs or midwife groups in your area who can help you have the birth you want?
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