Hi all! I am new to the bump and forums/posting/ all this fun stuff. I am almost 7 weeks pregnant with our first (due around 9/5) and we are set to PCS back stateside in June. We are currently in the UK and are counting down the days until we get back. We are hoping for orders out of little creek/dam neck, VA (will know first week of feb). Is anyone there? How do you like it? Also where would I be seen for OB appts and where would I deliver? We also want to live on base, but heard lincoln military housing is absolutely horrible. Any tips/advice??
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Re: Navy wives?
DH is stationed on a ship out of Norfolk and we live in Va Beach. I've never lived in Navy housing anywhere, so I can't comment on it.
I see a civilian OBGYN in Va. Beach and when we TTC #2 later this year I will deliver at Sentara Princess Anne if we are still around at that point.
If you have Prime you will deal with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. I've never been there, but multiple friends have had good birth experiences there.
My H is stationed out of Norfolk and we live in Chesapeake. We bought a house here and never went into housing, but I deal with housing a lot with my position I have. Lincoln Military Housing here has had a ton of mold problems somewhat recently, and I do hear a lot of complaints about it, but there are also a lot of people happy with it. Since this area is so heavily concentrated with military there are tons of private housing options, including apartments, townhouses, and single family homes that are all within BAH ranges. There are literally new listings popping up everyday, so you would have plenty of options for housing.
As for an OB, I have Standard and go to a civilian office, and will deliver in Chesapeake. As PP said with Prime you would go to Portsmouth. I have heard great things about their labor & delivery, but personally wanted to go civilian.
My hubby just left the Navy....but I still lurk here, sorry!
We were at Oceana in VB and if you see a civilian Dr., I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Bertolino at Sentera Leigh. She is simply amazing!
I would totally agree with this. I delivered there as well, and because nothing went 'wrong' during my delivery/recovery (for which I am, of course, thankful!) I pretty much fell through the cracks, and they sometimes forgot to follow up with me... I would have to remind them of the times I should be getting medications, and seeing new residents every shift got tiring.
Additionally, there are a fair amount of double rooms- I was in a single, but I saw a bunch of women with room mates.So... although NMCP was fine, I think that next time around I would go Standard and deliver at a facility that isn't quite such a baby mill.
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