Be Informed by
R. L. -
I used CPOB for my first pregnancy and birth. I was happy with my care until I hit that magical 41 weeks, when they try to induce all of their moms. I had a horrible labor and ended up with a traumatic csection. I had no idea that it's completely normal for first time moms to go past 41 weeks. My daughter was fine and had no reason to be born immediately. She wasn't ready and neither was I. I know my due date was wrong and wish I would have fought harder for correct dates. I also wish I had known that I had the right to refuse induction. My instincts told me not to do it but they made me feel like it was routine, that everyone does it, and it's not a big deal (IT IS). They used cervadil and that broke my water and put me into labor, but pushed pitocin anyway. I wish I would've refused. If you choose this practice for your prenatal care, I strongly suggest learning as much as you can (on your own) about induction of labor (methods, pros and cons), how due dates aren't deadlines (and aren't even really accurate), and how valuable labor support like a doula can be. Take a childbirth class not associated with the hospital. Come to ICAN meetings (https://www.facebook.com/ICANofNWIndiana) to learn about how to avoid a csection--1 out of 3 births are by cesarean--I thought it would never happen to me, and it did (as it does with so many moms). I hope none of you reading this will have birth trauma like I (and so many other moms) have had. Let baby pick its birthday, be informed, and know your rights.
Amazing Staff and Facility by
Happy New Mom -
Dr. McMahon is a wonderful doctor. Very good at what she does. Had a few complications with this birth, and she did an amazing job making sure me and my new little one made it through. After the birth of my little one, I had to have emergency surgery, and she never once left my side, from the time the baby was born, til the time I woke up after the surgery. Very dedicated to her patience's, and their well being. So happy I choose to have her as my doctor!
Wonderful Facility and Staff by
A Happy Patient -
Dr. McMahon is a fantastic doctor, with wonderful patient relations. Her staff is friendly and knowledgable, and they are quick to return phone calls.
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