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Top 10 Hospitals To Give Birth At

No one can predict what childbirth will be like, but you can control many circumstances by carefully choosing where you have your baby. After all of your efforts and planning, like reading books, attending childbirth classes, amassing diapers and baby clothes - ther's no way that you'd want to leave those all-important final hours of pregnancy to chance. That's just one reason we decided to take a look at identifying some of the best places across America to give birth.

We realize that not every woman has the freedom to select where she'll give birth.You may have chosen your obstetrician first and will deliver wherever your doctor has admitting privileges.

Or your health insurance plan may limit your choices. But knowing what qualities in a hospital to look for and learning what options are possible can help you work to effect positive changes in your own area.We looked at a variety of factors and found a wide range of policies, perks and philosophies when it comes to childbirth. Please remember that hospitals provide many choices.

Ask for a tour and inquire about the features that you're interested in. Check hospital websites for virtual tours. We found that many hospitals will negotiate with families who have sspecial request - such as allowing the baby's sibling to attend the birth- even if there is no specifically policy on the issue. There are many excellent hospitals in the United States; narrowing them down to our top 10 was difficult.

With that said, based on the criteria we looked at, here in alphabetical order are the facilities that stand out. We've also singled out five excellent birth centers in our next review, because the person who delivers your baby is at least as important as the place where you give birth.

What makes for an outstanding OB unit? Well, the team at Beth Isreal Deaconess belive it's the nurses:
Many of the hospital's obstetrics nurses have a master's degree in nursing. Continuity of care is valued too. Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, prefers to see that the same nurse or nurses cares for a patient throughtout her stay. Creature comforts abound as well. Postartum rooms have refrigerators, VCR, wall safes and hair dryers.

Flexibility is the watchword at Florida Hospital Orlando's maternity unit. For example, the hospital lets families negotiate with their physician or nurse-midwife over who can attend the birth. They will work with the mother to develop a birth plan that will give her the experience that she wants. Within minutes of a birth, a lullaby is piped over the public address system.

Like the progressive city it's located in, Hennipen County Medical Center's birth center is forward-thinking in many ways. The hospital first granted midwives admitting privileges in 1971 and now has a seperate midwife-birth unit. Patients who need high-tech services also receive thoughtful attention. For example, all obstetric nurses are trained in C-section care so patients can have the same nurse before and after surgery. Serving a diverse population of Spanish, Somali, Hmong and Russian ethnic groups, the hospital makes every effort to repect the cultural birth traditions.

Despite its large size - about 8,000 babies are born there each year on average. Magee celebrates birth with each family. For example, the hospital offers room to patients and their families, and new parents can enjoy a candelight dinner on their baby's birth day. But Magee also emphasizes research and technology: An intensive -care unit that is designed for the most high-risk deliveries. For low-risk
deliveries, the hospital stives to achieve vaginal birth for women who want it. In fact, Magee's rate of primary C-secection was 12.3 , well below the national average. Families receive complimentary memory books and may buy photos, video, keepsake jewelry and personalized baby books at the hospital.

A woman who gives birth at Sharp has a diverse staff of professionals - including lactation consultants, social workers, clinical specialists and clergy at her disposal, all part of the hospital's focus on family-centered care. Its Mother's Milk Depot allows nursing women from the community to donate breast milk to premature or s 00004000 ick babies in the hospital's neonatal intensive-care unit or other local hospitals. Moreove, families can take hospital expertise home in the form of written materials and baby-care videos or CD.

While part of a large, fully equipped medical center, St. Elizabeth's Family Birth Place strives to operate like a small community hospital, with all the warmth and personal care that implies. During the pregnancy, each family meets privately with an obstetrics nurse to discuss delivery options and childbirth classes. Once mom arrives, she checks into a private room, where she stays until discharged. St. Elizabeth's is a designated Baby-Friendly hospital (an honor awarded by the World Health Organization and UNICEF). Such hospitals are required to follow 10 steps that help mothers successfully breastfeed: they include encouraging the mother to nurse her baby within one hour of birth.

St. John's hold a World Health Organization and UNICEF Baby-Friendly designation, which means that breastfeeding support is a priority. Its highly regarded birth center, located in the hospital's Carol Jo Vecchie Women & Children's center, reflects its nakesake's commitment to family life. Additionally, Doula services are offered, and certified massage therapists from the hospital's Center for Mind-Body Medicine can help ease patient's labor pain.

Maternity patients can enjoy both high-tech hospital care and the homeyness of the city's first in-hospital birth center at St. Luke's Roosevelt. The Birthing Center is staffed by midwives as well as obstetricians, and patients who experience complications can be transferred to fully equipped operating/delivery rooms only one floor away. Comfortable family rooms are right next to birthing rooms
and there are few restrictions on who may be present during the birth.

Attention to safety as well as comfort is the hallmark at University Hospitals, where 30 percent of maternity patients are high risk. MacDonal Women's Hospital has an attached level III neonatal intensive-care unit, and doctors or residents are in-house at all times. When babies need to stay for medical care, parents can remain close by in special sleep rooms. Midwives are allowed to deliver babies on site, doula services are available, and mom and baby are cared for by one nurse whenever possible.

Women & Infants offers a range of birth options to personalize care. Women can give birth in labor-delivery-recovery rooms or at the in-hospital Alternative Birthing Center, where midwives assist.
Breastfeeding is encouraged by on-staff lactation consultants, and the in-hospital retail store, Nursing
Moms, Ect, gets praise from moms for its convenience and selection. A toll-free telephone Warm-Line is available for parents who want advice or support after they go home. Additionally, complimentary valet parking is provided by a staff member certified in infant car-seat installations.

About the Author:
Julia Lee, is a contributing editor at Julia has written more than 200 articles for new mothers and freelances for her local newspaper. She is the mother of 3 year-old Karsyn and is expecting twins later this year.


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6 Responses to Buy Donated Cars In Michigan

  1. sunshinyorange says:

    Baby shower “situation” please help!?
    I’m pregnant with my third boy (my other two are aged 5 and 4) and my coworkers want to throw me a baby shower. We have NONE of our old baby things (I think we have a few crib sheets, but all the clothes, bibs, etc. have been donated to Goodwill a long time ago.) I feel sort of funny about a shower. I know they want to throw me one, but I feel guilty about putting things on my registry, lol. We’ve had a few layoffs at work, and we’ve already been told we’re not getting bonuses or raises this year. My shower is scheduled for mid-November (right before Thanksgiving) and my due date is New Year’s Eve. WHAT do I put on my registry?! So far, I have mostly clothes, bath towels, bottle rack, etc. (all inexpensive). My husband and I are buying the big things (crib, stroller, car seat). Would it be wrong to put things like a Diaper Genie, a play mat (they’re about $30ish dollars), a Boppy pillow, a Bumbo seat, etc. on the registry? Honestly, I’d feel MUCH better if people would give me gift cards. That way, they could spend $10 dollars and that would suit me just fine. I wouldn’t even mind if they came empty handed–I’m just honored that they want to throw me a shower. :) How can I let them know that they don’t need to bring anything, or that it’s okay to buy me a gift card with a small balance without sounding tacky? I really have only 10 – 12 items on my registry, and they’re going to be bought pretty quickly, I imagine. Help! What would you do if you were me?

    Also, I don’t know if it matters, but my other two kids were born in Michigan and I now live in Georgia, so none of these people were at my other shower (for my first baby).

    • MichelleG says:

      At most places where you can register, like Babies R Us and Target, you can put gift cards on there as well. Just let the people organizing your shower know this. I’ve been to showers at work where everyone puts in some money, and they go and buy one big gift card with it. I wouldn’t feel bad with putting what you would really need on the registry, people will do what they are comfortable with. Or let them throw you a diaper shower. Whether you are doing disposable or cloth, that’s something you will need a lot of, and everyone can bring some in different sizes.

  2. annacz17 says:

    How can I get a donated car in Michigan?
    I am a single mother with 2 jobs and I have another child on the way. I had to leave my childrens father because he was abusive and it seems like everytime I get my checks, I am buying food, diapers, paying bills, rent, and buying items that my children will need. It seems like a no win situation. I just can’t save enough money to buy a car, and I’m scared that pretty soon I will lose both of my jobs because I am having a hard time getting to work and back and getting my 2 year old to childcare. If anybody has any advice, please let me know because it seems like I need a miracle that will never come. Thank You.

    • boxerlover_96 says:

      At Christmas time I would always hear about Mother Waddles and donating a car,etc… so maybe check with them??

  3. lln.graham says:

    Need a car?
    Does any one know where I can get a dependable car, a car that would be donated to me. I don’t have a job and I don’t have any money to buy a car at this time. I have had several replys to come in for interviews for jobs, but I can’t get to a job if I was offered one. The bus is not very reliable. As a temporary job I go over and take care of my father, until I find a job. And I have to take the bus there, and there isn’t always a bus available. I have to find a job soon, my bills are getting behind. But I need a car. I live in Michigan. If anyone has a reliable source to getting a car please let me know.

    • joyceeleann says:

      Donated to you…see if the salavation army has a program. I know they auction off cars but give you one outright…thats hard to come by.

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