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Samantha 2
Heather 1
Sharon 2
Mollie 7
smiley 2
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Victoria1 1
Just sayin' 1
ShayBaby 1
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Mollie --- 8 years ago -

Okay im starting to get really scared about delivering him at the hospital on post. I've not heard the best stuff about the labor & delivery there on post. So if anyone has delivered on post here please tell me how it went. I'm so scared that for my first baby its going to be the WORST experience and i wont want more lol. But no very scared! 

mommyof2 --- 8 years ago -

hey, i had my daughter in february at the hospital onpost. they did a great job, and my stay there was great. i honestly don't have any complaints against them. all of the doctors were really understanding, especially about my fear of needles. the guy who did my spinal was the best, and as long as you have someone there to distract you, you'll be find if you get the epidural. i had a planned c-section, which may have made it a little easier, since everything was on a schedule. but they make sure that you are comfortable, they take great care of the babies after they are born. dr holbrooks is usually the doctor who checks on the babies, and she genuinely loves her job...you can tell by how much time she will spend answering any questions you have. i think she's also the one to ask questions if you plan on breastfeeding. yeah, some of the nurses can be a pain, but you also have to look at their jobs. they are in a high stress environment and work long hours. usually they are better at the beginning hours of their shifts. i hope everything goes well for you!!! it really isn't that bad... 

smiley --- 8 years ago -

Mollie, I was scared too, I saw a civilian doctor up until a month before I was due. He was the only one I had seen, so I went in thinking what if they are not as good, what if this, what if that!! I heard a few stories too that didn't sound great which also didn't help. Anyway, I went in 2 weeks before I was due for a check up, turned out I had preclampsia 

Mollie --- 8 years ago -

AHH Im so nervous.. But these are the first ones that were at least decent except a guy who my husband works withs wife had her baby about a week ago and she had no issues except with the AM crew which was probably when they were trading shifts because she said the afternoon ones were GREAT!! SO hopefully everything goes okay with me also.. :( So nervous.. 

tatjana --- 8 years ago -

i delivered my babygirl there middle of march and i was very, very satisfied! I was scared out of my mind too cuz i only heard negative things but it was really great. The staff there is also very professional and caring. So you really can lean back and not be so scared cuz they really do a good job there. Hope this helps a little. 

Heather --- 8 years ago -

I had my son at Reynolds September 2009 and I have no complaints. I was there alot due to a high level of amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) and ended up having an emergency c-section because the cord was wrapped around his neck. They took good care of me and my son. 

smiley --- 8 years ago -

Ok, I have no idea what happened to the rest of my comment, it is cut off big time. What is there doesn't sound nice at all!! lol Anyway, I went in on a Wed for a routine, and after they noted I had preclampsia (sp) they admitted me. Took very good care of me, the guy who did my epidural was patient and made sure I was ok. I did have complications during and after delivery, none of which were the dr's fault, all my body and the baby. He was stuck, so they used forceps. I was scared at that idea, but the assured me it was ok and that it would make everything easier and that it was safer that trying to do and emergency c-section. It went very well, after I had to get a blood transfusion and that also went well. They eased my fears about that too and took care of me. I was actually at RACH from Wed. until Sun, they kept me an extra day to make sure that I was ok and that my body was taking to the new blood and that my other issues were going to be ok. I had some major problems that required major surgeries after, but they were all due to my body, not anything by fault of the staff. They took excellent care of me, and trust me I was afraid too because of things I had heard. My experience was in 2007, and I am sure staff has changed, but I am also sure that you will be ok, and that they will take care of you just like they did me and I am sure a ton of other people. Like most things/places you will always hear people's bad experiences, it is human nature to express our bad experiences and to warn others, however for every bad one, I am sure there is a good one, maybe 2!! 

Mollie --- 8 years ago -

Thank you guys so much.. This is helpful & making me feel way better about RACH!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! 

Leah --- 8 years ago -

I haven't really heard much but I'm sure you've been to OB and everyone I met is really nice so far. For people who had C sections, How did they close the incision? I know someone that delivered at my old post and they used some kind of surgical tape, no outside stitches or anything, but at OB there is something on the wall about having staples removed, kind of freaks me out, even though I will probably deliver normally since my first one was, but ya never know. 

Sharon --- 8 years ago -

I loved my experience with my twins at Reynolds. I was afew days earlier than I should have been to deliver there, but we made the decision to doit anyways. My daughter was born with low blood sugar so she was in nicu for a day, but my son stayed with me. I had much better experience there than with my older two kids in civilian hospitals in MN. 

Sharon --- 8 years ago -

I had the c section after having both c-section and vbac. They closed with staples and I went back adn got them out. 

Mollie --- 8 years ago -

Hey everyone.. So i went to my dr today & I have gastational Diabetes.. Which really stresses me out.. GR!! But yea I have to go do NST's 2 times a week. not looking forward to it. But yea now im even more nervous. :( And who is everyones dr on post when they went i have dr. heirigs and i absolutely adore him.. :D But yea he isnt going to be my dr when i go into labor tho is he? That makes me sorta sad cuz i really wish he was he is so nice and caring.. :( 

Just sayin' --- 8 years ago -

You won't care who your Dr. is when you're in labor lol. I didn't I loved my female Dr. but I think I had every male Dr. and nurse in the hospital, but that was in WA. 

Mollie --- 8 years ago -

lol yea i know just love my dr.. :D Hopefully they are nice here in RACH. I will know tomorrow when i go in for my NST at four ill get to experience how some of them are :D 

mommyof2 --- 8 years ago -

i had dr singlemann, but i heard she is pcs-ing out of fort sill, which really sucks! she was an awesome doctor...i heard dr pfeiffer is a great doctor too, tho. i know his nurse, and she's a really sweet lady. leah, i had to have staples after both of my kids were born. at fort lewis, where i had my son, they didn't offer sutures, but they do here at fort sill. the only reason i had staples is b/c of all the scar tissue i had from my first c-section. what i was told is that most of the female doctors prefer to use sutures, while the male doctors prefer to use staples. i will say that having had staples both times, it is NOT a big deal at all. you do want to be careful when having a c-section that you wear some sort of supportive belt, it's way more comfortable that way and helped my healing process. when you get the staples out, you can't even feel it. scrape your fingernail across your skin very lightly and thats exactly what it feels like when you get them taken out. yes, sutures don't leave as bad of a scar, but my scar is hardly noticeable, and i just had my daughter in february! mollie, i'm sorry to hear you have gest. diabetes...i was soooo scared during my first pregnancy that i had it b/c of how much weight i gained, plus i was always passing out! i'll be keeping you in my prayers. btw, how far along are both of you? 

Samantha --- 8 years ago -

Sorry about the GD Mollie! Hopefully they can help keep it under control. What are NST's? 

Victoria1 --- 8 years ago -

nonreactive stress tests...it monitors the baby's movement, heart rate etc. my daughter was always sleeping so i had to eat ice to wake her so she could move for them lol..i had the test every week too when i had gestational diabetes....my dr. told me i flunked the test with flying colors after finding out i had gest. diabetes. 

rdr --- 8 years ago -

 

rdr --- 8 years ago -

NST is a nonstress test done on pregnant women with risk factors to determine fetal well being. The nurses are looking for the baby to form a baseline and then have two 15X15 accels in a 20 minute window. Drinking cold water sometimes help the baby wake up and move, it is best if you eat prior to having an NST. the test is rated either Reactive (good) or Nonreacctive--requires further evaluation. 

rdr --- 8 years ago -

nullNST is a nonstress test done on pregnant women with risk factors to determine fetal well being. The nurses are looking for the baby to form a baseline and then have two 15X15 accels in a 20 minute window. Drinking cold water sometimes help the baby wake up and move, it is best if you eat prior to having an NST. the test is rated either Reactive (good) or Nonreacctive--requires further evaluation. 

Samantha --- 8 years ago -

Ah I see thanks! Luckily I passed the 1hr, so hopefully won't have to do the nst stuff 

Mollie --- 8 years ago -

yea the first one went good. nothing was wrong besides him not wanting his heart to be read & the nurse having to hold it there for half hour. and Im now 32 weeks and 1 day 

ShayBaby --- 8 years ago -

I go and see the midwives who I absolutely adore! I was seeing Dr. Heiriggs but some stuff happened and he is no longer allowed to be my doctor so this makes me really nervous. But so far I love just about everyone there I mean I had to be admitted for being sick/dehydrated and all that for 3 days and Dr. Carter? Carson? one of the two was great and everyone was just amazing I LOVE all of the nurses who REALLY make me feel better because I figure they are the ones who are going to be there the most but hopefully I'll have my midwives. Does anyone know about like touring the labor and delivery unit? It'd be something I'd like to check out since I've never been and I'm sure hubby would like to check it out too.... 

Mollie --- 8 years ago -

Yea i failed the second one so I have to go in twice a week and watch my blood sugar it sucks :( I hate it.. but yea i have Dr. Heirigs I absolutely love him. I know there are tours that are being done just dont know when im going in there on thursday so im sure i can find out if you dont already know :D. but yea I go up there everyday mon & Thur so it gives me some time to get to know some of them up there and they most are GREAT!! And i know one of the midwives up there L. Nepper she is such a sweetheart she took care of me when i was in there 2 days ago for contractions. :D SO hopefully if you do get a midwife you get her :D.. Ill find out about the tours for you when i go up there if you would still like me to just let me know by thursday or monday 

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