Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hospital Tour

Today we have an appointment for a tour at the hospital we will be delivering at.  I am very excited now since it is becoming all the more real!  We are going to see a Labor and Delivery room, go over the hospital policies, see the NICU (which I'm praying will be the only time!), and I believe visit the OR.

It is going to be interesting to learn how they do things since EVERY hospital is so different.  One thing I want to really know is if we have to have a C-section, where do the babies go after?  I really want them to be with me so I can breast feed right away.  I know some hospitals make the mother wait up to three hours in recovery before they bring the baby to the mother.  As long as my babies don't need the NICU, I really hope that they can be in recovery with me.

I will be delivering in the OR for either a vaginal birth or a C-sec, so it is going to be interesting to see it.  I also know it is mandatory that I get an epidural just in case an emergency occurs.  But, either way, I am very happy we are delivering at this hospital, it is the best in the area.  And the real bonus... ocean view rooms!


Anonymous said...

Ocean view rooms- can't get better than that!

Have you decided how you are planning on having your boys? I think that your boys are in the same position as mine- one being breech and one being vertex? if they remain in this position will you try a vaginally birth?
Just curious about your thoughts- my doctor has really left the desicion up to me- and I can't decide. The idea of trying to have a breech baby vaginally kind of scares me- but I am not sure if it's just me being crazy :)
I think you mom works in L&D--- I would love to know her opinion.

Amanda said...

I have all those questions as well. I'm so confused about the whole c-section vs. vaginal thing. I guess I'm worried that if anything were to go less than ideally afterward I'd blame myself for making the "wrong" decision. To be truthful I almost hope that they do end up being breach or something so that the choice isn't left up to me!
Totally jealous of your ocean view room by the way!

My Infertile Confessions said...

Uneggsplained~ I am REALLY hoping and praying that baby A stays head down so we can have a vaginal birth. I really want to experiance labor and I also hope it happens naturally (no induction). If I have to have a c-sec, I STILL want to go into labor on my own. I don't want to have anything scheduled, it almost would feel like cheating to me. I want to know what contractions feel like too! Maybe I'm a little weird, but thats what I'm hoping :)

Oh, and my doc said if B is breech, he will just reach up and pull him out by his feet so I don't have to push him out! I am very happy my doc is all for a vaginal birth, although I know a c-sec would be easier (just not the recovery)!

My Infertile Confessions said...

Oh ya... yes my mom is a L&D nurse and also works in the OR for c-sec's. They deliver twins all the time both ways. If both babies are vertex they even have them deliver in a regular L&D room, not the OR. She really doesn't push one way or the other, because either way, we'll end up with healthy babies! We just have to trust our doctors :)

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