Thursday, December 17, 2009

Don't Give Birth on the Weekend

This little manual of when the best time to do everything is says you should give birth “any day as long as it’s not on the weekend.” Similar advice is given for any major medical situation. Avoid hospitals on the weekends. Hospitals are better staffed on weekdays, the book says.

I entered the hospital on a Saturday and gave birth on Sunday morning. I’d have to say I agree. No guarantee that it would have been better on a weekday. But the doctor on duty was busy with something else and didn’t appear until River’s head was already crowned. So much for the topical pain relief she’d promised me. Too late.

How does this advice fit with your experience?

1 comment:

Lainey Wright said...

I had fantastic & attentive care & I labored, that seems to prove the point, huh?:)