Can anyone recommend a doctor from there.
Did you deliver there?
Did you have a natural birth?
Would you use them again?
I delivered both kids at Jefferson and had a great experience both times. I love love love the practice, Women's Medical Specialties at 9th & Chestnut. Dr. Abigail Wolf ended up delivering both my kids, and she is considered the best doc in the practice, but honestly I would have been happy with any of them, I really liked all the docs.
IMO it is the nurses that really determine your L&D experience and both times they were all great. Unless there are problems the doc is only there when you are about to deliver
I did not deliver naturally (I had an epidural both times, at my request) but they were very supportive of my strong desire to not have a c-section. I had an unplanned induction with DS that resulted in a very long labor, and no one mentioned c-section, which I was thrilled about. I was a week late with DD and they offered me an induction, but didn't push it when I said I wanted to go into labor on my own
It is a teaching hospital so the parade of residents can get annoying. The lactation consultants were SO helpful. I never took a BFing class or anything but was able to BF both kids successfully
We strongly considered staying with Jeff for the next time. But we moved about 5 minutes from Lankenau, which is a great hospital. So it seemed crazy to not go there.
Jeff doesn't do that many births per year as some other hospitals. Does that mean they are any worse or better - not really. But the name of the game is research. I used to work at Jeff (non-clinical setting so sorry I can't speak to the maternity area) but they have a great website. Go to http://www.jefferson.edu/obgyn/ to see the dr's and you can probbly research their expertise, etc.