E'Town birthing center

E'Town birthing center

Posted in the Guston Forum

A concerned citizen

Fort Knox, KY

#1 Mar 10, 2013
Up for discussion this week in Frankfort for a certificate of need.

The hospital opposes it. Hmmmm, I wonder why?

Call the hospitals administrative offices and tell them that you want something that will advance medical care in Hardin county.
Mandy

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Mar 11, 2013
How will this advance medical care? I really could care less if this place opens as I will always go to hospital to have my babies. Just sounds to risky not to.
Wee

United States

#3 Mar 11, 2013
Mandy wrote:
How will this advance medical care? I really could care less if this place opens as I will always go to hospital to have my babies. Just sounds to risky not to.
Haha....that statement might be true if the hospital wasnt HMH, nothing is riskier than going there!
Mandy

United States

#4 Mar 11, 2013
Wee wrote:
<quoted text>
Haha....that statement might be true if the hospital wasnt HMH, nothing is riskier than going there!
I had a great experience delivering my daughter there. A doctor from my obgyn's office is the one who delivered so I didn't have any problems. I would just never want to take a risk that something could go wrong & there is no doctor there to do an emergency c-section if it was needed & I might have to wait an hour or so to get one done while my baby could die. Not worth the risk to me, but to each their own. Also, HMH will send a mother to Louisville if they feel they cannot care for the baby. I know this as they sent me to Norton's when I was 32 weeks because there was a possibility that I was going to deliver early. The doctor's & nurses all said they could care for me, but not my baby so I was sent up there just in case, that way I was right by Kosair's. I ended up carrying full term & they did everything great.
Not now please

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Mar 11, 2013
How does it advance medicial care?

You focus on only you having babies.

What about patients with other illness?

THis hospital is well behind the times of the communities that surround it.

IT is a county hospital. Demand better.
info

Brandenburg, KY

#6 Mar 11, 2013
I am so excited about the prospect of a birthing center. This is what KY needs. Having a baby should be on the mom's terms. Not a doctor who has a schedule, to many patients, and is in a hurry pushing drugs. I want t be able to birth naturally and have my baby delivered in an welcoming environment.I am pregnant now and dreading delivering at the hospital. If this birthing center were open I would go there.
Mandy

Campbellsville, KY

#7 Mar 11, 2013
To each their own, but I really don't see how this is going to help make birth less stressful. I also wanted no drugs, but in the end I begged for the epidural. It didn't work & that is pain I will never forget. The doctor didn't rush me, nor did the nurses. They encouraged & were great. If you the think its going to be rainbows & unicorns, you'r in for a surprise. I was in labor for 15 & 1/2 hours & the doctor never even used forceps so I'd say she let things happen on their own.
wooden teeth

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Mar 11, 2013
i think the birthing center is a great idea. i think the private matter of birthing children should be that....private. it always adds way to much stress being in an enviroment where you have absolutely no control or any say so as to what you want with your birth, i dont mean nothing but the staff is usually what makes the situation far more dramatic than it needs to be. people used to deliver at their own home rather than go toa pricey and 'public' hospital. if they were a little more respectful of people wishes then maybe it would be differant, but unfortunately if you must go to the hospital you will be stuck with whoever they deem worthy to observe or help in the birth, whether you object to males being present or not.

why should they have a monopoly? this is why we are getting obamacare in the first place, and insurance is rediculous, and doctor fees are rediculous, and it is rediculous to suppose that i should be ok with another man touching and feeling my wifes genitals and breasts. sorry i dont think so
Mandy

Campbellsville, KY

#9 Mar 11, 2013
wooden teeth wrote:
i think the birthing center is a great idea. i think the private matter of birthing children should be that....private. it always adds way to much stress being in an enviroment where you have absolutely no control or any say so as to what you want with your birth, i dont mean nothing but the staff is usually what makes the situation far more dramatic than it needs to be. people used to deliver at their own home rather than go toa pricey and 'public' hospital. if they were a little more respectful of people wishes then maybe it would be differant, but unfortunately if you must go to the hospital you will be stuck with whoever they deem worthy to observe or help in the birth, whether you object to males being present or not.
why should they have a monopoly? this is why we are getting obamacare in the first place, and insurance is rediculous, and doctor fees are rediculous, and it is rediculous to suppose that i should be ok with another man touching and feeling my wifes genitals and breasts. sorry i dont think so
Oh come off it! Does everything have to be about male doctors with you? The only Man besides my husband I saw was the guy with the epidural. He saw nothing but my back. Yeah their was plenty of nurses, but so what? Yeah kids used to be delivered at home & look at the mortality rate back then. Many years ago no one washed their hands either & actually used grease to lube up their hands to deliver babies. Maybe we should go back to that too? Until you can have child this doesn't concern you. My only issue with this place is they say most of the patients will come from louisville so they should put it there. Why would any woman want to have to ride an hour in labor or 12 hours after giving birth?
Not now please

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 Mar 11, 2013
Perhaps you should contact those women and ask them.
Mandy

United States

#11 Mar 12, 2013
I just think if most of the people are going to come from Louisville, then they should build this is Louisville. I just don't see the need for it in this area. A lot of people on Medicaid which they won't take, but yet its supposed to be cheaper than giving birth in a hospital. Doesn't make sense to me.
kuntrygirl

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Mar 12, 2013
Mandy wrote:
I just think if most of the people are going to come from Louisville, then they should build this is Louisville. I just don't see the need for it in this area. A lot of people on Medicaid which they won't take, but yet its supposed to be cheaper than giving birth in a hospital. Doesn't make sense to me.
Im so sick of everyone downing everything that tries to come into etown, for once we get something descent for women who will attract business from other towns and people bitch about it, why can't we have something good in etown like louisville does, instead of us driving to louisville all the dang time let them drive here for something good for a change, good grief, I think if someone came to this town and agreed to pay for everything the town needed and then some, someone would still haveto gripe and complain instead of being greatful for anything. geesh.
Mandy

United States

#13 Mar 12, 2013
kuntrygirl wrote:
<quoted text> Im so sick of everyone downing everything that tries to come into etown, for once we get something descent for women who will attract business from other towns and people bitch about it, why can't we have something good in etown like louisville does, instead of us driving to louisville all the dang time let them drive here for something good for a change, good grief, I think if someone came to this town and agreed to pay for everything the town needed and then some, someone would still haveto gripe and complain instead of being greatful for anything. geesh.
Not downing it, but I just don't see a lot of women from this area using it & I seriously doubt women are going to travel to E-town for this to give birth. Plus how do you know its going to be decent? Just because its going to be for rich women & that's it? No one travels to E-town because there isn't anything to do or anything there that you can't get somewhere else. If it doesn't get used, it will get shut down & then there will be yet another eyesore rotting because another building will be empty.
info

Brandenburg, KY

#14 Mar 14, 2013
With my first son I was in labor for two days. So trust me I passed the rainbows and roses phase. Wow! 15 hours congrats. I didn't even get pain meds until I was nearly pushing..They drugged the baby more than me. I would rather have a midwife who is more knowledgeable on how to get a baby here without drugs. This is my second child and this time there will be no pitocin, drugs, rupturing my membranes, or rushing me. Doctors have an agenda. Their own time. Midwives are more economical choices and can deliver more personal experiences. Which is what I want for my baby. Women all over in Kentucky have already shown interest. Have you not read and seen the polls. I live 45 minutes from Etown and I will drive there for my next child if they are open. There are so many women in KY who pay out of pocket to midwives to deliver at home to avoid hospitals. A birthing center would offer that same experience and a safer environment. You are to blind to see the demand.
Mandy

United States

#15 Mar 15, 2013
If this place will get used then I have no objections to it. I won't ever use it as I had a bad experience seeing a mid-wife for my pregancy & afterwards too. She brushed off all my concerns & told me that it was okay for me to lift 70 lbs or more since I was used to it. I didn't & my employer said there was no way that could be good for me of the baby. She rushed me through all my appointments & just didn't seem to care. After I had my daughter, I started bleeding badly about 3 weeks later. I called & she kept telling me it was normal. Finally she told me to come in & she kept saying it was normal to bleed for 20 minutes straight & I am talking about blood clots the size of my fist coming out too. She said it was only a problem if I bled for an hour. I told her I wasn't able to care for my daughter because I was so weak & that I was afriad I would drop her. She just told me that was what my husband was for. Kind of hard for him to hold her when I was breastfeeding her. I ended up having to get 2 blood transfusions & have a D & C as all of my placenta didn't detach. Thankfully the doctor who delivered is the one who caught this & she said it was never normal to bleed for that long. She never rushed me through delivery either even when I begged for a C-Section, even though I always said I didn't want one. She told me I could deliver my daughter just fine & she would only help if it was needed. I know I can't judge all mid-wives by the one who I saw, but I will see the doctor who delivered my daughter for my next pregnancy since I trust her.
RRRRR

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Mar 15, 2013
And...if ETown gets this it will bring in other doctor to this area. The ones that are here now heed competition in the worst way.

The maybe the hospital can lightspeed 30 years into the future and have the same health care procedures that the hospitals in Louisville have now.

The good old boys who run the hospital have kept E[Town in medical darkness long enough.
Ignorance Knows No Limits

Campbellsville, KY

#17 Mar 18, 2013
Please tell me, Oh- Enlightened-one, what procedures are offered in Louisville Hospitals of THE SAME SIZE that are NOT offered in Etown?
RRRRRR

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 Mar 18, 2013
Be more than happy to ignorant one.

They are loosing their heart surgeon, Dr. Hymes..

Patients with heart attacks do not routinely go to the cath lab (standard of care for years elsewhere).

Although it touts itself as a stroke center, not even close to the stroke care you can get in the VIlle.

That seems to represent most of the life threatening conditions, doesn't it?

Oh, ignorant one.

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