One of the important decisions for future parents is the right choice of the hospital. I will try to briefly share my experience.
I had the first births, therefore, I treated the entire process of pregnancy with the utmost care and attention. The maternity hospital in my area is contagious. Of course, ordinary women also give birth in it, but nevertheless women in labor who do not have documents that are sick with infectious diseases usually carry to this very mine, which is located across the street from the house.
I successfully observed the entire pregnancy in it, but decided to give birth in another. I didn’t have any special indications, pathologies, there were very few who gave birth to girlfriends, so I had to turn to the Internet.
Like most pregnant women, I spent time on several thematic forums, where I became friends with a girl from my city, who successfully gave birth in February of 2009 and was just in awe of the doctor. I decided to give birth in the same place as she.
On the 37th our delegation (me, husband, mother, mother-in-law) went to meet the doctor. I had prepared a list of questions of interest to me – right up to: can I take pictures in the delivery room ?. By the way, if suddenly someone needs it, I will be happy to send it to you by mail.
I liked Irina Evgenievna at first sight. I do not like being lisping, using diminutive words excessively, and indeed a lot of text. I prefer dry professionalism and nothing more. The doctor looked at my exchange card, asked a few questions, showed me the ward, and we agreed with her about the next visit.
I visited her at the 38th, 39th, 40th, 41th, 42nd week. My first doctor has already insisted on a premature hospitalization, they say, to change it is not good. But I already trusted Irina Evgenievna, she was under her supervision, on the 42nd week she performed an ultrasound, said that if I want, I can go to give birth even now, but she recommends waiting for a natural start. Questions of others: so what? already beginning to annoy, and the jokes about the elephants become boring.
With a smile, I remember how I asked her: what if I miss the fight?!, And in response: Alinochka, the fight is very difficult to miss or confuse with something else !. In general, on the 43rd week, exactly at midnight, the process started 🙂 things have been packed for 4 weeks already, so I went to wash the dishes, the floor, my hair and sleep.
At 9 in the morning my husband brought me to the hospital, and he went to work (by the way from the hospital, by the way). I called the doctor, she was already there, took me to the emergency room while the documents were issued, it took another 2 hours. I was transferred to the observatory – because, I gave birth to something like a pull (that is, for money), the attitude towards me was excellent. Next to me were constantly nurses, periodically the doctor came.
The room was quite large (as for me alone) – a bathroom, for some reason a sofa, I still remember a large clock on the wall, on which I traced fights. I then drank, then spoke on the phone, then the water moved, then the nurse massaged my lower back. At 14 I called my husband with the phrase: it seems, soon (and her husband was going to attend the birth).
At 14:32 I was lying on the chair, and at 14:52 I already heard my daughter’s first cry (yes, the clock on the wall!). The husband arrived at 3:00 pm (I still remember him being late, however, perhaps this is not an accident). During childbirth, Irina Evgenievna gave clear recommendations to me and midwives.
Grateful to her for avoiding epidural anesthesia (I doubted, and she knew that). For some reason, I still remember the phrase of the doctor present at the birth: I have the same attitude to children as you – I can do them and give birth !.
Half an hour later, my delegation appeared in the same composition plus the already-grandfather (usually they are not allowed into the observatory, but the doctor has allowed). I was taken to the ward. We have stipulated in advance that I need a double, second place for my mother, who stayed with me for 3 days. In the ward there is a bathroom, 2 beds, a transparent cradle for a child.
On the floor round-the-clock duty, always available and friendly nurse, my doctor (her office in front of my room). On the 3rd day I was discharged, and 2 months after giving birth, I once again visited Irina Evgenievna for an examination.
Once again I want to express her gratitude for the good attitude, professionalism shown – everything went quickly, clearly and perfectly, God bless her and all the best!