I am not a fan of hospitals, the doctor's office, or taking medication, so when I got pregnant with my first son I was terrified of being in the hospital and under the "control" of doctors. I felt that I would not be able to advocate for my own body against their judgments and that they would do what they thought would be most time efficient to get me in and out of the hospital without much care or consideration for me or my growing family. However, after my experience at Hartford Hospital my views on the medical industry have completely changed and have been restored!
I was in awe of the care I received at Hartford Hospital in both their labor and delivery, and postpartum units! Even though we worked with a rotating shift of nurses, doctors, and aids (which I imagined would be very difficult) everyone, and I'm not exaggerating when I say EVERYONE, was so considerate of what my husband and I needed while giving birth and while learning how to recover from our labor! And each team member transitioned so well to the next!
Each person we worked with was knowledgeable, could answer our questions, was professional, and extremely kind! Both the doctors and nurses never pushed what they thought was best, but were VERY considerate of what I wanted during labor. I never felt pressured, but was always offered many options. By the end of our fourth day it felt like the staff there were family members! The lactation consultants did everything possible to make sure we felt prepared and confident leaving the hospital. Everyone reassured us that we were not alone and made the transition from our wonderful hospital stay to back home very smooth! I could not be more happy with and thankful for the beautiful team of people that worked to bring my son into the world! It really took a whole village to birth our baby boy and Hartford Hospital was the perfect place!