I've heard great things about GBMC. Several ladies here delivered there.
The only person I can think of who delivered at St Agnes was mrsbecky, but I'm not sure she still posts here.
I delivered at St. Agnes. Most of the docs on call (I was in labor for 3.5 days so I saw a lot) were nice. I hated my own OB, but luckily someone else delivered me. The women's center there, where you get ultra sounds is BEYOND AWFUL. In fact, I would have switched OBs to the doc who delivered me, but I didn't want to experience St. Agnes's Womens center again.
Everyone I know loves GBMC. But they are too far from me. I am delivering next time at Howard County.
I will say that the labor and delivery nurses were nice, however, the hospital is a bit ghetto because of its surroundings. In fact, when I was in the recovery area, some guy started yelling about wanting to see his kid and how his baby mama wouldn't keep him away. He was right outside our room. Very scary.
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I loved my experience at GBMC but have friends deliver at St. Agnes who also had great experiences.
FWIW, it is important to keep in mind that GBMC is a large hospital with a high risk unit. That will factor into that "high" c-section rate.
I'm currently with the Women's OBGYN group in Columbia, and they now ONLY deliver at St. Agnes. Because I really want a natural childbirth, I'm planning on switching to Special Beginnings in Arnold.
I've read that St. Agnes is great if you're high risk, and don't mind interventions. I'm not high risk, and I don't want interventions.