They deserve no stars! My review is for anyone planning to give birth here. No matter what you do, DON’T, find anywhere else! I’ll try to make this story short. I was being seen at Riverside Brentwood for OBGYN care. I asked each doctor at different appointments how they were sure my baby was head down since I was a first time mother, I didn’t want any last minute findings...well at my 37 week appointment the doctor said my son was head down but did a ultrasound to be sure...& guess what, my baby was breeched!! So he called on a later day to schedule an ECV, I’ve never had any surgery, therefore I have no idea how to prepare, needless to say he never told me not to eat or drink before coming in for the procedure. They needed to reschedule for another date but my husband had duty for the only next available appointment, so they told us after I reached 38 weeks baby would be too big to do the procedure so I had to schedule a c-section because we were told they absolutely don’t deliver breeched babies vaginally & scared me into needing one, also said Langley wouldn’t take me if I tried to wait for my baby to turn on his own. The first scheduled c-section date was 2/23/2017, we arrived somewhere between 6-7am, took them forever to find my veins & I’m not a hard stick, they even missed with a vein finder, instead they injected lidocaine into the bottom side of my wrist to start the IV...after waiting for a couple of hours my arm started breaking out with bulging bumps (allergic reaction-hives) they then gave me benadryl topical cream, & we continued to wait for women who they were unsure of would become emergency c-sections, until 3pm came around & I had had enough of starving my baby & feeling like I was about to pass out from not eating or drinking for extremely too long. Asked for my discharge paperwork & to reschedule my SCHEDULED c-section to 2/27/2017!
Upon arriving at the hospital with more than enough time & being optimistic about a smooth beginning, the staff seemed to be rushing, my conclusion was maybe they didn’t want me to try & leave again, but whatever. Everything was fine until getting to the delivery room...the anesthesiologist (who wasn’t listening to any of my concerns) said my reaction to lidocaine wasn’t severe so he would still inject it so they wouldn’t have to put me to sleep...well regardless the spinal block didn’t work & in the middle of being tested to make sure I was numb although I kept saying I felt the coldness of the tool...the doctor started to cut me open & I felt EVERYTHING! I screamed as loud as I could & the anestheologist told the doctor to keep cutting, despite the female anestheologist telling him I was uncomfortable & shouldn’t have been screaming like that, but according to him it was just my anxiety causing me to feel things...& they didn’t even bring my husband in until after they had started, we were told he would be there with me before they began! Eventually they put me to sleep (I thought I died because that’s what it felt like). I woke up in the recovery room & they brought my husband in, I didn’t know what happened or where I was, but I wanted my baby. They didn’t tell me he was in NICU for low oxygen at birth until hours later! I couldn’t sleep in the bed & they kept trying to make me, I couldn’t lay on my back because it gave me horrible flashbacks, I had nightmares...shortly after going home, I was diagnosed with PTSD at Langley because of their care. It has taken me a year & a half to warn people about them because I’m still trying to recover even though I believe it has changed my life forever! I pray no one ever has to experience the pain & suffering that I do from Riverside Regional Medical Center!
Short version done.