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Who has used Yale New Haven?

Who gave birth at Yale New Haven

AND

went natural?

I've heard that they are very libreral and allow you to be a med-free/low-intervention as possible. Was this your experience?

What was your overall impression of the hospital?

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  • I am birthing there. My sister had her son there and I really think it all depends on who your o/b or midwife is.  I have no worries about the policies since I have midwives and they will leave us alone unless something were to happen. My sister also used the same midwives.

    No matter how liberal a hospital is they will most likely offer you throughout the birth pitocin (especially if you show up to early)  and a epidural.  You can say no but during transition you may fall under the pressure. 

    I would ask tons of questions and educate yourself.  If you are using a regular o/b and owuld like to have an alternate take I would suggest going to birth partners they have a birth class that is wonderful and also doulas for hire. And if you are looking for midwives I would highly recommend women's health associates in new haven/north branford

    Good Luck!

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  • I have been very happy with Greater New Haven Ob-gyn/MW. 

    I expect to be offered interventions and DH and my doula (still to be hired) will help me refuse any unnecessary ones.

    Thanks for your advice!

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    I have been very happy with Greater New Haven Ob-gyn/MW. 

    I expect to be offered interventions and DH and my doula (still to be hired) will help me refuse any unnecessary ones.

    Thanks for your advice!

    I was @ Yale AND my Drs are Greater New Haven OB...AND no epi! I was induced twice - was told 1st time around if it didn't take, you're going home we're not ending in a C - I was okay w/ that, disappointed when I got sent home but okay. Round 2 was a whole different party. I THOUGHT it would be as easy as the 1st time and said "no epi, etc. if I don't NEED it I'd rather wait it out". I did end up getting the nubain(sp?) which is supposed to last 2hrs apprx. I ended up making it through the entire birthing process. I had to get something b/c I was vomiting from the pain - it didn't take the pain away but made me think I was managing it better.

    All in all I was blessed - my 2nd induction was 9hrs start to finish - she was FINALLY ready to be born. I think it's a combo of dr/midwife and most importantly L&D Nurse - mine (Laura) was wonderful. I could not speak more highly of my birthing experience. Recovery/stay - another story. Those nurses tanked, but it could've also been the 4hrs sleep I got in 2 days... :)

    Good luck!

  • I gave birth at Yale in April, and I wound up having a C-section after a failed induction. However, my pregnancy was very complicated at the end, I had GD, was induced for low fluids, and they thought my daughter was having an issue with her colon (it turned out fine). The drs and nurses were all great, especially the ones in the special care unit where my daughter spent 2 days. 

     

    The only people I really disliked were the lactation consultants. They played it off like they were there to help, but I had one tell me she couldn't help and suggest another who came in my room, yelled at my husband, threw ice in my bra and told me not to feed the baby anymore until she came back at 3. She never came back at all, despite us calling multiple times. We now formula feed, which is really not what I had wanted. Extremely disappointing.  

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