PDX:double the size of st v's (where the bathroom door hit the crib and DH had to step over a chair to get the 'spouse bed.' they had to do emergency tests on DS and couldn't fit the machine in the room. great.).
DH did just remind me that we thought the room was a spare that had extra equipment in it so maybe they aren't all that horrible, but I still liked emanuel a heck of a lot more!
I delivered there. It was really nice. The PP rooms were small but that wasn't to bad. I hated my day nurse though, she was mean and always on her phone. So I requested a new nurse.
I can not say that I recommend my doctor though. She was not great, she actually almost missed the birth because she had dinner reservations
I have 2 friends who delievered there ( one natural, one C-section w/twins) and they both loved it. I will be delivering there in April!
I did, My doctor practices at Every Women's Health which is located at Emanuel. Many of the doctors there are able to do water births and they are open to other alternative treatments. I was really happy with my delivery and the care after at Emanuel. I had actually written a birth plan but left it in the car, when I was in labor. Luckily I did not need it because they performed everything they way we wanted them to, and were open when we asked or requested something. Even though my regular doctor was not on call the day I delivered, I was happy with her partner that delivered our son. The labor and delivery nurses were very supportive, and the recovery nurses were also very helpful.
Emanuel also has one of the top NICU's, in Portland. There was a concern because our baby passed Meconium prior to delivery. We had 4 NICU nurses ready in our room, in case he had aspirated his Meconium. Luckily we did not need them, and they were soon off as soon as our little boy cried. But it was nice to know they were there if something were wrong. I was totally happy with my birthing experience, and would deliver there again.
A good friend of mine delivered there almost 2 years ago. The baby was around 6 weeks early, mom was high risk. The baby was in the NICU and I can tell you that we're considering delivering there because of the great care they took of her baby. I know a few more people that work there, and have delivered and I have to say I've only heard good things.