So I need to finally make a decision. I found out I can go to Sioux City, IA b/c it's a border city or I can stay in Nebraska and go to a smaller hospital. It's so hard to decide. St. Luke's has a huge birthing center with a level 2 NICU (not that I think I'd need it, but my sis is a NICU nurse and it always makes me feel better to have one) However, the obgyn office is large and they require you to rotate through the 7 doctors throughout your visits. Norfolk is a much smaller town, smaller hospital. I'm not garunteed a private room, but most likley would get one and the ob office only has 3 doctors and probably lets you see just one. IDK. I need help!!!! Both are right at 42 miles away, so neither one is any closer. AGH!
I'm sure I could, but 42 miles from my house in opposite directions makes it harder to do that. I just read that the Sioux City one doesn't offer the u/s until 25 weeks, so that may help me lean towards staying in Nebraska. LOL. I suppose I could plan for the Nebraska one and if I get a bad feeling, then make an appointment for Sioux City. Decisions decisions.
When I was PG w/DS I took tours of both hospitals I could go to. One was a smaller one, that I may or may not get a private room, the other was a large one, that has a high rate of c-sect (they send high risk people here that's why its a higher rate), I would have my own room, they have a VERY well accredited ped/NCIU program (which was great because DS swallowed fluid and had to see the). After a tour of both I just knew I liked the larger one...even my mom who didn't want me to go to it liked it way more. I think you need to tour them and see how you feel. My nurses were amazing, the lactation consultant came every time I needed her, it was the right decision.
With the DR situation...my office has 3 different drs. I saw each one, then made my decision to stay with the one I liked...BUT when you go into labor if that dr wasn't on call, you had to go with whoever was. My fave was finishing up his shift the morning I came in.
Personally, I'd go for the NICU and private room, but I'm one who puts a high value on creature comforts