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    Woodhull Medical Center
    Woodhull Medical Center
    760 Broadway,
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    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 22-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Review from the 2021 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Woodhull is mid-wife run and I had a great experience giving birth there. The midwives, OBGYN, and nurses were very supportive during my birth and explained all options and procedures to me. I felt like my voice was heard and was well cared for. I was able to have a safe vaginal birth even though I was pushing for many hours. My doula said my birth would have most likely ended in a c-section at any other hospital. Every birthing person has a spacious, private postpartum room and partners are able to stay overnight. All babies room-in with parents unless there is some issue.I also received all my pre-natal care at Woodhull. I considered switching to the Brooklyn Birthing Center or to having a home birth but I could not get my insurance to cover it and I would have had to transfer anyway because I ended up needing more pushing support due to my baby's position (occiput posterior or sunny-side up). While there was often a lot of waiting, I always felt like the midwives took time to answer my questions and the hospital policies were in line with what I generally wanted for my birth.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  We were planning on a home birth but baby came 5.5 weeks early. We started at Methodist (Park Slope) and had really bad interactions with the staff. They discharged us so when things got serious we went to Woodhull. Great birthing ward. Private rooms and a more understanding staff. Liked the attending midwife a lot. Terrible neighborhood and overall dingy hospital.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Recommend?Recommend with reservationsReview:Woodhull is a no-frills state hospital. I was transferred here by my midwife because I planned a home birth, but after my water broke meconium was visible which indicated transfer to a hospital (because of a risk that the baby can aspirate the meconium). Woodhull's Midwifery department has a strong presence and this is why my midwife brought me here. With her guidance and the help of the midwives there, I gave birth naturally with absolutely no intervention. I am very grateful for that. After the birth, the lactation nurse took very good care of us. Breastfeeding was well-supported. There are some great nurses and some who are not very warm. We were able to keep our baby in our room with us, but only after a bit of back and forth with the Nursery department.Advice:I can only recommend their Midwifery services since that is what we used. I don't know what its like to deliver with an OB-GYN there. The midwives are wonderful, as are the pediatricians and the lactation nurse. I'd recommend you bring a doula to advocate for you, especially if you have a very specific birth plan. The food is awful.Member notes about insurance:Yes, they take insurance. We had to pay a $2500 deductible and co-pay as indicated by my policy.Based on a January 2016 birthing experience