After giving birth to twins via c-section (in 2015), the nursing staff would not let me rest. Coming in every 10 minutes to do things, I feel, we're unnecessary (constantly doing their weight, begging to give my babies unnecessary shots, breast feeding people, it was a constant riot and parade of people...I was so exhausted. Then I ask if my babies could stay in the nursery for a while so I can rest, the nurse was very reluctant in doing it but finally agreed and kept them for a total of 45 minutes and brought them right back and continued the parade in and out of my room, weighing, testing, paperwork, etc. it was a hard, hard 5 days in that hospital. The worst part is they do not cater to the new father like Baptist did when I had my oldest child. The father was treated with much love at Baptist, being offered meal options when the mom meals were ordered and given a roll-away bed to sleep in next to me. Sacred Heart did not even acknowledge I had a husband with me. No acknowledgement to the new dad...of twins! No bed, no meals, not even including in conversations dealing with our new babies. He rested for 3 days on the hard bench in my room until his back couldnt take it anymore then he went home to rest comfortably. He commuted back and forth for the rest of my days there.
So mother-to-bes, have your beautiful new editions at Baptist if possible. I heard good things about West Florida Hospital as well but never gave birth there personally. But Baptist treated me and my family right and I thought I was going to get that treatment no matter where I went but I was wrong. I do not recommend having babies here if you're looking for a loving, family centered environment afterbirth.