That was great experience also.
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And I am blessed. I cried like a baby! Last week she was 94 And blood pressure is finally normal! Sections of this page. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? Explore local businesses on Facebook. Posts about Saint John's Health Center. Just food for thought. Good luck to you, and congratulations on your new addition! The staff took care of me well. The room is private and quiet with a flat screen TV. As if you want to look at any thing else but your wonderful baby, It's good for the dad.
There is a long window seat long enough for a bed. The reality, you have everything you need inside you! Relax and enjoy the experience!
Bring some one handed snacks, banana, fruit and nut mix. You will be hungry in the middle of the night. Don't be afraid to hit the button to get more juice. Today is my third childs 4 month birthday. I had him at home in a horse water trough full of warm water. My oldest daughter,4 yrs. That was great experience also. You have the strength and the ability inside you, and trust the little voice. I had my second son at St. John's - he just had his 9th bday so obviously things may have changed.
The nurses were great. It was so comfortable and exactly what I wanted. They immediately put my baby on my chest and he nursed before the umbilical cord was even cut. We were all crying with love and joy. The rooms are adequate -my husband was able to spend the night. In '05 we had the suite for 2 nights, which was great.
Parking was easy -it's across the street and of course, there's valet. I liked most of the nurses very much. It is more convenient, in my opinion, than St. John's because it's not on such a busy street, so the parking is easier and it's just overall easier to get in and out of.
I would not go there! The nurses are horrible! And the Lactation consultants are really bad, and started me off on the wrong breast feeding path.
I have had many friends deliver at St Johns and they loved it! You should go on a tour of each one to see which you are most comfortable with. Ask if they give you a private room or if you have to share. If you have to share, get the details. Also see how many people each nurse has to care for.
I gave birth at Cedars but St. Johns was my 2nd choice. They had a nice facility and they have a NICU - which is nice to have just in case. It's all about what makes you the most comfortable. Johns and they were very good. John's is reputed to be the very, very best in So. And their NICU is second-to-none. The nursing staff and lactation consultants were wonderful. I had my baby in December at Santa Monica and could not have been happier.
It was our first baby so I can understand your apprehension. It was before they moved into the new building so the rooms were a bit tired but had everything you needed - and anyway decor is the last thing you are looking at! Parking is fine it is just across the road. I delivered both of my girls at St. My first was delivered in the old hospital, and my second was delivered in the brand new wing.
I can't say enough good things about this hospital! I had 2 very different experiences with my deliveries. My first was an induction that led to 3. Our baby had meconium in her lungs and wasn't breathing right away. I also suffered with high blood pressure and had to be monitored every 10 minutes all night long.
My second delivery was a scheduled C-section, without any complications. With both deliveries, the staff was very much on top of it and I always felt that I was in good hands. No kidding, I wanted to send my anesthesiologist flowers both times!
He had a very comforting demeanor, and both of my epidurals were without complications. The new facitlity is also wonderful. You should definitely have a tour of each hospital before committing to one!
I have no experience with Santa Monica hospital, but I strongly recommen St. I had my son at St. John's and my daughter at Santa Monica Hospital. I have to say that they are both excellent hospitals with wonderful maternity wards. I like the fact that both hospitals are not baby factories like Cedar's Sinai. I think you should check out both and make your decision after your tours. Honestly, you can't go wrong with either hospital. I delivered our son Dylan at St John's just 2 years ago.
It is an amazing hospital. The labor and delivery department nurses were so sweet and the facilities are realy clean and up to date. I kept calling it a hotel room! I had a private room my entire stay labor through recovery - enough said, right? I don't know anything about Santa Monica hospital, but anyone I've ever told where I delivered was like wow! It's a superb hospital. I will for sure return to deliver our second child. John's as a labor and delivery nurse.
I really like the night staff there. It is a very clean hospital. You should really consider having a birth Doula regardless of which hospital you choose.
Best of luck to you. I was originally going to go to St. I had a very pleasant stay there and the nurses were fantastic. I made the same choice in 05 with my birth. I toured both facilities and was really turned off to St John's. The staff was rude and seemed exasperated that I even wanted a tour. The facilities were nice, but I'd heard from my OB that the nurses were more seasoned and experienced at Santa Monica. I chose SM, even though it felt more 'hospital' than 'hotel'.
I paid for a single room upgrade, which wasn't really much more at all. My mother is a retired pediatric nurse and she said the staff and care were superb and was very impressed. The parking was fine and I had no troubles at all. My birth was very good at SM and I'm glad I chose there.
I guess, I'd rather have a great nurse than a flat screen TV. I think you'll find that they are both great hospitals and you will have excellent care in either one.
I gave birth last March in Santa Monica Hos. I was very well taken care of. I was there before the remodel, so the rooms weren't beautiful, but apparently they are much nicer now. My sisters and friends have given birth at both, and were happy with both John's and both were excellent facilities and the parents were and are very grateful to the doctors and staff.
Visit both and you'll be able to decide which you like better, but don't stress too much, because you should have a great experience at either one. John's 3 yrs ago just before they opened the new private-room wing.
A friend delivered in the new wing last year and only had wonderful things to say about her experience, especially the private room. The parking worked well with valet and you can purchase a multiple-day pass which costs less than regular valet. Johns was nice, but it didn't knock my socks off like everyone said it would. The rooms are slightly bigger, but not enough to make a big difference. They were very attentive and checked on me a lot almost to the point of being too much.
You should also ask your doctor which hospital they prefer. That was really the deciding factor for us. It will really depend on what's important to you. A couple of differences between the two Johns, you can still see the lactation consultant even after you've delivered for free if you delivered there.
Johns didn't have tubs and the bathroom was pretty small. They also have valet and metered parking on the street. Johns is a little prettier, but again, not enough to make a big difference in the quality of care.
I think it's the same at St. Johns the nursery is next to the main waiting room and there's a big window to see in.
I thought that was a little weird. Hope all that helps. When you go on the tour, you'll get a feel for both places. I suggest while on the tour, talk to the nurses and see what vibe you get from them. They are the ones who will make or break your stay. I wasn't going to respond, but I thought it important that I do considering that St. John got such a bad rap.
I have two children one year apart from each other. The first was born before the St.
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