This blog post is sponsored by The Christ Hospital Health Network although all opinions are my own.
A couple of weeks ago, my family and I welcomed the fourth addition to our family, our baby girl Alicia, at The Christ Hospital Liberty Birthing Center. We had an amazing experience with the staff, the care, and the facility. Here’s my birth story!
So, I just had my third and final (please God) c-section a couple of weeks ago. If you had a c-section or helped someone who had a c-section, you know the recovery is lengthy and painful. Therefore, patient care after delivery is important and needs to be done with the utmost TLC. Especially for someone like me who does not handle pain very well at all. With this being my third c-section, second scheduled, it was important that I went to the best healthcare facility near me who would make sure that I was well taken care of. Through much research and asking around to my local Cincinnati friends, The Christ Hospital Liberty Birthing Center was highly recommended and was a no brainer the second time around.
The facility at the Christ Hospital
My birth story begins with being immediately checked-in and welcomed by the front desk nurse. When I tell y’all that they didn’t waste any time getting me checked in, changed, and prepped for surgery, I am not playing. They didn’t waste any time at all and made sure I was comfortable every step of the way. Not to mention the facility was very clean and didn’t have a lot of foot traffic, which was a plus for us considering the current COVID pandemic we are still living in, and the rooms were hotel quality. They weren’t cold and sterile like most hospitals I’ve been to. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable; there was a sleeping bench/bed for dad, and the shower was my favorite part. It was something out of a fancy hotel!
With any c-section, there are definitely parts that make me nervous and I simply can’t stand. For instance, the spinal. Oh, how I hate that damn spinal. I hate the pressure that goes into my back, I hate the thought of something going into my spine, and I always tend to think the worst things could happen like an earthquake or the doctor could fall and slip into a coma or something crazy. Yes, that is one of the worst things for me. Yet the nurse played my favorite music, was warm and kind, and made the process as quick and painless as possible. She was also a wonderful photographer who took pictures of our baby as she came into the world. I wish I could remember her name.
The First time I saw my Baby
When you have a c-section, you are numb from the waist down. Although you can still feel the pulling and tugging, which is something else that is also very annoying, you can literally feel the doctors pulling your baby out of you. You almost want to react in a way of pushing, which is weird I know, but it feels like one big push, that you feel but you can’t feel. You can’t see anything because of that big curtain they put up, but you can hear. When she was out, I heard the most amazing cry that I didn’t think I could possibly love more to this day. She has the cutest cry. And then, I saw her. Oh, my heart could have exploded with the love that I felt at that moment. She was the one thing I wanted to immediately protect and love.
Overall, I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with the entire experience we received from The Christ Hospital Liberty Birthing Center. Although that location isn’t as big as a major hospital, it doesn’t fall short of providing everything you need as a new mom. As some of you are researching and considering hospitals in Cincinnati to have your baby, if it makes sense for you, please do consider Christ Hospital. If you’re trying to find a gynecologist I recommend Mount Auburn OBGYN. We had a child at both locations and the feedback is the same, the size is just different. Even though this is my last delivery from the baby-making factory, I wanted to make sure I shared my experience with all the future moms out there in hopes my birth story will make it easier for women to make a sound decision when choosing a hospital or doctor.