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Old 03-24-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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The most famous one is the issue with the court order for the cesarean in 2004. I think that was General. Other than that, I've mostly heard that they're very aggressive with things like pit and epidurals, episiotomies, and separation of mother and baby after birth, and very unyielding about things like refusing constant monitoring, hep b/vit k/eye ointment, and eating and drinking during labor, and pushing in positions other than lithotomy.

It's probably a good idea to get current rates for things like that, though. If you call, they should be able to give you 2010 stats. Most recent I can find is 2008 for some data. The Unnecesarean -
A court ordered cesarean in luzerne county? I'm really not shocked, but why would a court order that?

Both of my daughters were born via c-section. The first was because of our daughter being breech with a short umbilical cord. The second, the dr recommended it, and my wife was in agreement because for her the first experience was pretty pain free without much recovery time. But, I can't see how or why a court would order it.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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A court ordered cesarean in luzerne county? I'm really not shocked, but why would a court order that?

Both of my daughters were born via c-section. The first was because of our daughter being breech with a short umbilical cord. The second, the dr recommended it, and my wife was in agreement because for her the first experience was pretty pain free without much recovery time. But, I can't see how or why a court would order it.
Debate Revived On Mother's Rights - CBS News
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:06 AM
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daisy,

I read that story last night. It really burned me up that the hospital AND the government went that far to thwart this woman's rights. But I'm not surprised. Between myself, close relatives and many friends who are mothers, we all have similar stories about the local birth culture.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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If I remember correctly, when we toured Geisinger (who I normally endorse the services of) they didn't even have a whirlpool tub. This could of changed since they remodeled.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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I too am pregnant and I've lived here my whole life. If you have to choose bw hospitals GO WITH GEISINGER....My OB is a doctor at General (Lezinsky), he's great. As for the hospital I would rather birth in the street. My grandmother was sadly transported to this hospital and it's nothing but heartache. I've never seen such neglect, good luck if you have to pee and forget about you HIPPA privacy.Yes, i'm currently pursuing actions against them!!! There are facilities in Scranton that work with Lehigh Valley Hospital(they do 3d ultrasounds and have pairintologists) also check Danville Geisinger, as a child growing up at that hospital it's worth every penny and every mile! Good luck girl!!
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