Today I took The Birth Survey which included prenatal, labor, delivery, and post partum care. The survey looked at not only just your OB or midwife but also hospital and hospital staff.
I felt that it was a very good survey. It asked a lot of questions about your care providers and the hospital itself. The thing that I found most hard about the survey was that I work in Labor and Delivery/ Postpartum unit at the hospital I delivered at so it was hard to look at just how I was taken care of and not what I see on a day to day basis. However in looking at my care providers I found it easy to give my opion of them because working night shift we don’t see them as often.
I really like my midwife, Rachel Sizemore, and continue to see her in the office. I feel that she has a great bedside manner and feel that she has my best intrest in mind. I feel that it is easy to talk to her about everything and have no problems asking her questions or calling the office to talk to her about something.
I felt that Fort Hamilton was a great hospital to deliver at. I feel that my co workers took great care of me as a patient. I don’t feel that I was over looked or under taken care of. I felt like they took care of me as if I were a stranger with a little bit more personal care.
I think that when The Birth Survey is used by others that they will be able to get a good look and get a good review about their choice of hospitals and care providers and be able to make a decision to look at whow fits their best interst. I really enjoyed taking the survey and hope that it will be a good resource for other women.