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Do Not give birth at Kingwood Medical Center

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horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

They are imposing a MANDATORY nursery stay for up to 4 hours after birth and are no longer allowing full time rooming in. You can only have your baby for up to 1 hour after delivery. The mother is not permitted in the nursery.

They are also in the process of requiring a mandatory 48hour hold on ALL babies. No more early discharges. 

Bornanraisedkw --- 3 years ago -

Thats why I had my baby with a midwife.....hossy's are taking away rights one at a time. Thats BS! So sorry that happened to you. 

Ares --- 3 years ago -

My kid was born at the Woodlands hospital. That place was great.

Soothing room, great facilities, very good doctors, mean but effective nurses (which you need in delivery...). 

Bornanraisedkw --- 3 years ago -

[i] are also in the process of requiring a mandatory 48hour hold on ALL babies.[/i]

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

are all they see!!!!!! 

voice of reason --- 3 years ago -

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

are all they see!!!!!!




there must be a reason other than money that they are requiring this. if not the insurance carriers won't pay for it so people won't be going there. maybe they want to get out of the ob business. 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

That happened to me last year, with the birth of my son (now 15 months old). I had planned on a home birth, but my husband freaked out while I was in labor and demanded I go to a hospital because he did not want to be known as the Dr. whose wife had a home birth. They were absolutely horrible to me and to my husband.

My husband has since changed his mind, and I just had a fantastic home birth 3 weeks ago with our daughter.

Lesson learned: never ever transport to a private for profit hospital 

voice of reason --- 3 years ago -

if your hubby's a doc, why didn't he just deliver your children for you even if he isn't an ob? 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

Source = personal experience
I was physically dragged by 2 nurses back to my room because I wanted to stay with my baby.

.....and a husband who works (FM/OB/Peds) at another HCA hospital.

HCA is contracting with peds groups as hospitalist services, and they are now in contorl. 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

actually he delivered both....1st at the hospital, 2nd at home 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

actually he delivered both....1st at the hospital, 2nd at home 

Iluvdzny --- 3 years ago -

If it happened last year, why are you just now posting about it? 

voice of reason --- 3 years ago -

kewl. 

POTUS --- 3 years ago -

Uh, I'm sure they don't separate you from the baby for evil reasons. What is their medical reasoning for doing so? 

voice of reason --- 3 years ago -

Source = personal experience
I was physically dragged by 2 nurses back to my room because I wanted to stay with my baby.



awful. i have had a couple of bad experiences with maternity nurses myself. 

Dr Aborto --- 3 years ago -

My wife and I had both of our kids at Kingwood Medical Center and have nothing but positive things to say. The nurses were awesome and even let me pick food for myself off of the menu. With our first one, the nurse stayed with us for over an hour around 2am to help us with the breast feeding. Our son wasn't attaching, and she stayed with us the whole time trying different holds and technics until he finally got it.

As for the mandatory 1 hour in the nursery after birth. They had that 4 years ago. Supposedly to regulate their temperature. Freaked us out with the first one but we knew what to expect with the second one. Mommy couldn't go but I sure as heck could. I was with both of them the whole time while their temps regulated.

Plus, you just had a baby. Shouldn't you be taking it easy for at least 48 hours? Work not letting you take sick time?

Have your hippie home birth if you want. Any shiz happens to your kid while away from a hospital, don't come back crying on KU. 

sunshine1881 --- 3 years ago -

I was physically dragged by 2 nurses back to my room because I wanted to stay with my baby.

Wow, freak out much?

It likely has to do with the skyrocketing malpractice lawsuits/insurance rates OBs and hospitals are facing. A few hours of close observation after birth probably isn't a bad thing. A lot of problems can arise right after birth. 

Izzy'sMommy --- 3 years ago -

That happened to me last year, with the birth of my son (now 15 months old). I had planned on a home birth, but my husband freaked out while I was in labor and demanded I go to a hospital because he did not want to be known as the Dr. whose wife had a home birth. They were absolutely horrible to me and to my husband.

My husband has since changed his mind, and I just had a fantastic home birth 3 weeks ago with our daughter.

Lesson learned: never ever transport to a private for profit hospital


I delivered my daughter at Kingwood Medical Center 15 months ago as well (11/02/09) and that is NOT how it was for me AT ALL. She was with me for 1 1/2 hours after she was born and then taken to the nursery for about 2 hours before being brought back to me. She stayed in the room with me the majority of the time. (There were numerous times I asked the nursery to take her because I required 2 blood transfusions after her birth and I needed rest to say the least!) But there were several times at 2 or 3am that I would call the nursery and they would bring her back to me with no issue. In fact, they encouraged me to keep her in the room 24/7 but I couldn't physically do it due to the complications I had with her birth. 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

nope. sure wasn't. Apgar scores were 7 and 9. I had no problems, no repairs. The hospitalist peds group is new Drs, just our of residency, that don't even have kids of their own. At least the 2 we met.

See, if the peds group/neonatologist rounds on them, the hospital gets to bill as a NICU, even if you baby was not in the NICU.

Here is what was just posted on Conroe Regional's website (also an HCA hospital) - Getting to know your baby

The first hour after birth is period when your baby is most alert. This time is especially important to establishing good bonding so you will be able to cuddle and hold your baby, It is also an excellent time to being breastfeeding.

Following this bonding period the baby will need to go to the nursery for a quick exam and bath. Dad can carry the baby and will be present in the nursery as your baby us weighed and measured. Dad is given an identification bracelet allowing him to visit you and your baby as much as he likes. During this time, you will be transferred to your post-partum room. 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

In short, go to Hermann. 

POTUS --- 3 years ago -

Interesting how no one is answering my legitimate question.... 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

At all other hospitals, new born screening, weighting, etc is done in room, including treatment like billi lights, baby is not kept in the nursery unless asked by the parents.

My husband is family medicine/OB/Peds, and was horrified by their new hospital policies. 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

There was no medical reason. You may view my hospital records and talk to my husband. 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

I do speak with knowledge on this topic. My husband practices OB and Peds, I am a midwife apprentice now. (after our experience at Kingwood medical center I decided to become a midwife to help protect women and children from that).
We are moving out of state and will be practicing together as husband and wife Dr/midwife team.

And Dr. Aborto, the best place for temperature regulation is on the mothers chest. That was proven long ago, and is in practice at most other hospitals that are not in it for $$$.

I encourage everyone to boycott Kingwood Medical Center for births until they adopt more woman/baby friendly hospital policies. 

BrookleighPhotography --- 3 years ago -

I had an amazing experience both times at kingwood with delivery ... i have a 2.5 yr old and 1.5 yr old :) 

marthas attic (Mod) --- 3 years ago -

I agree.. think some of it might stem from lawsuits..they re trying to protect themselves. 

Bornanraisedkw --- 3 years ago -

No arguments from me....I refuse to deliver at a hossy. My dd had RDS upon birth and was transferred. I was a NICU nurse worst nightmare. Never leaving, being involved, and not afraid to get a patient advocate! I heard one nurse badmouthing me and another nurse stuck up for me and told her " she knows what she's talking about she is really educated and I thought she WAS a NICU nurse at first. " Nuff said. 

marthas attic (Mod) --- 3 years ago -

I encourage everyone to boycott Kingwood Medical Center for births until they adopt more woman/baby friendly hospital policies.

I don't see that happening since it seems just from the postings here, most people have had good experiences with them. Kudos to you for wanting to be a midwife, but if I had gone that way with either of my babies, they may not have made it. 

Peach --- 3 years ago -

I had my daughter there almost two years ago. They gave to me to hold for a while and all of the fam that was there came in and held her too. Then they took her (with hubby) gave her a bath bundled her up and broght her back to me. I loved my nurses but the nursery nurses were rude for the most part. They would walk in my room, flip on the light, turn my a/c up because THEY thought it was too cold in MY room and start with the dam questions about feeding, poops, wet diapers. Not ime to wake up or any privacy. Heck, one was asking my questions through the bathroom door!! I had to tell her to come back so that finish my business. RUDE!! Then they day that I was to go home, my daughter was exhausted and WOULD NOT stay awake long enough to breast feed. I kept waking her up but she was exhausted. The nursery nurse came in and asked when she ate last and when I told her that I had been trying to wake her up, she said that she would probably not be discharged because it had been too long and took her the nursery because the Dr was doing his baby rounds and he needed to check her. (not in a nice way either) OK, my hubby had to work and my mom had not made it to the hospital yet. I was VERY hormonal - duh!! and she took my baby. I cried my eyes out in my room, went to the nursery and the curtains were closed. I was so upset and after over 3 hours she finally brought her back to me and the Dr discharged her. If we decide to have another baby, I WILL NOT go to KW Med Ctr!!!! By the way, my friend had her baby there 8 mos later and had similar experiences. 

Bornanraisedkw --- 3 years ago -

Have babies at home, where its been happening for thoasands of years! Only in America is it go to a hossy to have a baby. In other countries midwife's are the norm, and you only see a doctor if something is serious wrong. 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

Based on the postings, I guess other people just don't care if their newborn baby is taken away from them. 

Cs Land Escapes --- 3 years ago -

I delivered at kingwood, the same day as hurricane Ike. Had a great experience. It was hectic but we were in the middle of a hurricane. My daughter was with me the whole time. They took her to the nursey for shots and such but that was the only time she wasn't with me. 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

Thank you Peach!!!!!!!111 

Bornanraisedkw --- 3 years ago -

I cared. One of my fav lines I told a nurse who said I could not change her diaper. ( this was in the first 2 hours of her being in NICU)) (I had just gotton released from the birth center and went to the hossy)

This is my BABY, not yours! I will change her diaper!

she sat back and watched me, then said it was the best diaper change she has seen for a first time mom. Like I was clueless or something. 

BrookleighPhotography --- 3 years ago -

Kd5 .. mine were both with me 24/7 ;) except for baths & shots ... so ya. 

StepDad --- 3 years ago -

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horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

I'm saying all of this now because this time, I did have a successful homebirth, but had severe postpartum hemorrhage afterwards (greater than 1500 blood loss) and was shocky.

I'd rather die than show up at Kingwood with a newborn, so we decided on Hermann. But we handled everything at home, with me holding her.

It IS possible to handle medical situations and keep the mother and the baby together.

And it should be expected that a hospital should keep mother and baby together in ALL situations where there is no medical reason for separation. 

Bornanraisedkw --- 3 years ago -

[i]And it should be expected that a hospital should keep mother and baby together in ALL situations where there is no medical reason for separation. [/i]

hear hear 

tlm2315 --- 3 years ago -

Kd5, I think your information might be mistaken. I just had my baby boy there last Friday and did not experience one single thing you mentioned. Both my husband and I had full access to the nursery anytime we wanted to go there. The only time they took him there was the 24hr check and when the pedi did his rounds. Each time I asked for him to be done first and returned promptly and he was. The nurses were great! The whole experience was great! Would def deliver there again! 

horseymomma --- 3 years ago -

Nope, not mistaken at all.
I posted hospital policy earlier.
You just got lucky and had some nurses with morals.

BTW - In other hospitals, peds groups round in the rooms and do not take the baby away for rounds. 

AFWife --- 3 years ago -

My nephew was born there 6 months ago. None of those issues but the food was bad so family brought food in for my Sis. 

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