Thursday, November 13, 2008

Just Perfect

A friend cautioned me to check LDS Hospital to make sure they took my insurance. I was pretty cavalier about it but called anyway. um...they don't. CRAP!

I can't deliver at Lakeview Hospital, my preference, because of I've had a C-section and now since I want to try VBAC, they're too small to handle that serious of an emergency should I rupture or something. TMI? Sorry.

I can go to the University Hospital or St. Mark's - both of which are at least a 20 minute drive which could be worse but really sucks when you're in labor.

I know St. Mark's has a great new Women's Center but I have no idea about what the U is like. I've worked at both of them on a limited basis but as a patient, I have no first-hand knowledge.

So...again - your opinions would be of use to me. Do they both have private rooms? How are the nurses? Do you wait a ton of time for your call-light to get answered? How cost-effective are they comparatively?

Thank you!

4 backward glances:

Katie said...

My sister in law liked delivering at St. Marks but had terrible nurse- who knows though. And I could almost smell that bread it looked perfect:)

Robyn Sansom Nykaza said...

I only had one baby out of the four in Utah, and it was through St. Marks. Linda Alexander is there---she's technically a midwife...but AMAZING! They have the OB's there if you need surgery or anything, but she is still one of my best friends. If I could go anywhere for babies, I would go there! Good luck with your choice though...and your VBAC!

Tiffany said...

I've only delivered at LDS and McKay-Dee...but I've had friends use both, and they were all happy, so follow your gut. As for the 20 minute drive, I've always had to drive at least that far (40 minutes this last time) and it worked out fine...just make DH drive a couple of practice runs when he's sleep deprived, stressed and when there's a traffic jam...just to be safe :)

Kimmie said...

Hey, my sister delivered at St. Marks and loved every minute of it. In fact she had both of her kids there and couldn't stop talking about how good they are and what a great Women's Center. Oh after you deliver, I heard that they have the best drink in the whole entire world. Worth looking into. Sorry your having a hard time with that. If I can help in anyway please let me know. Miss ya tons.