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    Metropolitan Hospital Center
    Metropolitan Hospital Center
    Street:
    1901 1st Avenue
    City:
    New York
    State:
    NY
    Zip Code:
    10029
    Neighborhood:
    East Harlem

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I had an extremely difficult birth complicated by a partial placental abruption- I cannot say enough good things about the care I received from the nurses to the attendings. I really did not want to have a c section and they did everything that was safely in their power to respect my wishes and after a 50 hour induction I was able to get my wish. Our baby also had an infection at birth and the care she received in the NICU was equally as great. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure all of our questions were answered every day. One thing I will note though is it is a teaching hospital and the students and residents are actively involved- if this is something you are not comfortable with this would not be the right hospital for you.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Dr. Mays @ Metropolitan Hospital- he was the person who ultimately delivered my baby. He listened to what I wanted and did everything in his power to come as close to the labor and delivery I wanted. He performed a last minute ECV and at the end of it all he also agreed to perform a last minute (very unplanned) vaginal breech birth.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I ended up as a Hospital Transfer from a homebirth at Metropolitan. The midwives, nurses and head of Obsetrics were all phenomenal. They were kind and extremely respectful of my wishes. For example, once I said I didn't want an epidural they were respectful of that and didn't mention it again. The midwives gave me a great deal of comfort and were clearly knowledgable. The nurses were all fantastic, they listened when I needed and were extremely responsive. The Dr who ultimately ended up delivering my baby, was fantastic and had a great bedside manner (I literally met him less than 24 hours before delivery). The recovery rooms were all private and the recovery nurses were lovely. My complaints were mostly those things that arise from being in a hospital, being bothered every 2 hours to have vitals checked etc. Also there are MANY residents in the hospital, so if you are uncomfortable with a teaching hospital and people learning from your experience you may not want to go there.Covid Related- My spouse and doula were both allowed in for the entire duration of labor and delivery. My spouse was allowed to stay in recovery after providing a print out of Cuomo's order that spouses were to be allowed to stay in recovery.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 10-Nov-2019
    Subject:  Recommendations needed for Birthing Hospitals
    Comment:  I’ve also heard good things about labor and delivery at Metropolitan Hospital, which is run largely by a midwifery practice, but I think they are limited in the types of insurance they take so you'd want to check about that first. Also, it's a bit far from Brooklyn if you're concerned about a long car ride.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 30-Oct-2019
    Subject:  Help! Park Slope Midwives v. Brooklyn Birthing Center v. ???
    Comment:   I originally visited Brooklyn Birthing Center and was supposed to deliver with LoMa (they closed at my 38th week pregnant, it was a nightmare) and eventually went with Village Maternity and delivered at Metropolitan Hospital. It was a totally weird choice since the hospital is on 99th and the FDR, but I spoke to a lot of doulas who told me it was a gem.The entire L&D is run by the midwives and my doula was so impressed by the experience she is delivering there too! Just a couple things, everyone gets private rooms, no visiting hours (people can come and go as they please and partner can stay), no nursery (baby is with you the whole time). I was one of 2 people delivering there so the attention I got was amazing. There is wireless monitoring, the laughing gas for labor. I had some complications so I ended up with intervention during labor and after but my doula assured me that if I was at any other hospital I would have been forced into a c-section because of my situation. She was shocked they were so accommodating, but careful.The hospital is not new and shiny (but neither is Brooklyn Birthing Center), I just felt very cared for and they are very low intervention. If you are up for the trek I’d be happy to answer any other questions!