Any recommended docs from either? I will be moving to NYC late in my pregnancy and need someone flexible and easy to get comfortable with.
Chen and Morgan were my doctors at Mt Sinai. There are 4 doctors in the practice and they're all super nice and professional and always made me feel comfortable and secure. Their office is on the west side:
I am going to a private practice with 4 doctors affiliated to Lenox Hill. I've been going there since the beginning of my pregnancy and I love them. This is my first pregnancy. Dr. Ida E. Schwab, MD is my doctor. Doctors can be called at any time and they have nurses that we can call at any time during the day and at night the doctors are available in case of anything. They are very accessible. I love their care. About Lenox Hill, so far every time I have to go to get a test done their stuff is wonderful. They also do the tours to the maternity floor on Sundays at 12noon.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Also the nurses at Mt Sinai were awesome!
I recently delivered my baby at Mt. Sinai in New York City in July 2012. Since this was my first time in a hospital, I'm not sure if my experience was typical: I had pre-registered at Mt. Sinai for my delivery and had paid a deposit. In July, I was having contractions 3 minutes apart and about 45 seconds in duration when I went to the Mt. Sinai. I went directly to the 2nd floor (where Labor and Delivery was), and they made me wait an hour before anyone took my vitals or asked about my contractions. It wasn't even a busy night, so I'm not sure what the one hour wait was for.
After a one hour wait, a doctor checked me out, and Mt. Sinai admitted me and assigned me a delivery room. My contractions were so painful that I requested an epidural, but I was told they had to run a platelet test first, which would take at least an hour. My husband and I were pretty much left alone in the delivery room for that hour, and when the nurse popped back into my room, I was begging for the results of the platelet test. Although she kept saying that she would check whether the platelet test results were ready, she took her time and was folding linens in my labor room (and not getting me the results).
At the end of that hour, the baby started coming out of me, so I started yelling for the doctor or someone to come back in to the room because I was so scared; I had somehow dilated from 3 cm to 10 cm in one hour! Since the baby was coming out, I had to deliver the baby without the epidural or any pain medication! Afterwards the nurse said that she didn't realize I had dilated so quickly, so I must have been in such pain.
Everything was ok in the end, but I wish that (1) I had been admitted to the hospital quicker, without the one hour wait, (2) the platelet test for the epidural had been done ahead of time, and (3) the doctors and nurses would not have ignored us for an hour. I'm not sure if my experience was typical, but I hope it can help others that choose to deliver at Mt. Sinai.