New York Presbyterian - Lower Manhattan Hospital (formerly NY Downtown)
Natural birth in NYCI delivered two babies at the Lower Manhattan hospital with OBs and my doula and it was a really nice experience. They were aware of my desires for birth and I was never pressured to do anything I didn't want (aside from the external fetal monitor and the insertion of a heplock, both of which I think are nonnegotiables at most hospitals).
Review from the Summer 2022 Birthing SurveyWhat month and year was your child born? April 2022 Review: I loved my experience at LoMa! I felt so taken care of by everyone - the L&D nurses, anesthesiologist and anesthesiologist nurses, postpartum nurses, lactation consultants, NICU nurses, food staff, cleaning staff, security. I had a c-section, so I stayed there for 3 nights. Prior to giving birth, NYP offered many virtual classes to prepare us. The virtual hospital tour was useful so we knew what to expect. The L&D room was private and spacious. We also had a private postpartum recovery room, where my partner also had a chair that converted to a small pull out bed. *LoMa is a baby friendly hospital and they are also very supportive of breastfeeding if you choose to do it.* My baby was in the NICU for the first 24 hrs, so we couldn’t latch right away. The lactation consultants and postpartum nurses came by within 9 hrs from birth the next day to give me a pump and help me bring in my milk since I said I wanted to BF. I was also allowed into the NICU to directly nurse when I felt physically able. Otherwise my partner brought whatever I pumped to feed to our baby. Lastly the food was actually pretty good and healthy. They specified a lactation diet for me, so it was nutritionally dense. They even had a few simple Chinese postpartum foods (congee, steamed buns). Anything you advise people to do (or not do) at this hospital/birthing center? Anything pandemic related that could be helpful to them? They were strict about having one support person and one guest at a time. One thing about the NICU, which I think isn’t unique to LoMa, but make sure they are doing paced bottle feeding if you plan to breastfeed.
Review from the Summer 2022 Birthing SurveyWhat month and year was your child born? 03/2022 Review: Great experience giving birth to my second baby at the hospital. Nurses were excellent and attentive. Great location and easy to get to from Brooklyn - was only a quick 15 cab away while having contractions 7 min apart! Private rooms are comfortable and spacious.
Review from the Summer 2022 Birthing SurveyWhat month and year was your child born? April 2022 Review: NYP Lower Manhattan was better than I expected. The labor & delivery staff were amazing - so helpful and thorough and ready to answer any questions I had. I had a c-section and the team was great. The nurses in the postpartum ward were mostly great and supportive. BUT - and this is a big but - when I asked on the second night if they had a nursery we could send our baby to just for a bit, they said no and the nurse I asked was fairly rude about it. It would have been great to be able to send baby to a nursery just for a couple hours to get some sleep. The room was comfortable enough, though the lighting was horrible for sleeping. I also was really disappointed in the lactation consultants and general support to figure out breastfeeding while there. Anything you advise people to do (or not do) at this hospital/birthing center? Anything pandemic related that could be helpful to them? Be persistent in asking for breastfeeding support if you need it.
Review from the Summer 2022 Birthing SurveyWhat month and year was your child born? July 2021 Review: Large labor/delivery room, small shared recovery. Private was available but we chose to skip because of a short stay (26 hrs)
Review from the Summer 2022 Birthing SurveyWhat month and year was your child born? June 2022 Review: Decent hospital. Large and comfortable delivery room. I was also lucky to be given a private room post delivery, completely free of charge. Anything you advise people to do (or not do) at this hospital/birthing center? Anything pandemic related that could be helpful to them? Masks were thankfully not required for me or my birth support person, as long as we were in our room. I'd advice other mothers to bring a bedside lamp as the light is super bright and you cannot reach the lamp switch from the bed.
Review from the Summer 2022 Birthing SurveyWhat month and year was your child born? April 2022 Review: Labor & delivery team was great. Doctor (Anca Rosca) was direct but encouraging, which I appreciated. Nurses were so supportive and very nice with my husband, too! Nursing staff post-partum were overall great, although we were not pleased with the overnight staff, including the pediatrician who didn’t spend time with us or get to know us before ordering us to use formula, which was not needed. Didn’t appreciate a provider giving instructions without ever even stepping into our room to evaluate or ask us what was going on. Night nurse staff was very slow to respond to calls, also. Anything you advise people to do (or not do) at this hospital/birthing center? Anything pandemic related that could be helpful to them? No in-room showers, had to share on the floor and no option for dads/support people. My husband had to go home to shower.
Review from the Spring 2022 Birthing SurveyDelivery Suite is a great set up. Pull out couch for partner if needed. All the nurses were awesome. Didn't love the attending physician who was with me for the first couple hours of pushing - she just wasn't giving me the right energy. Post Partum - only disappointing thing is that there is no place for partner to sleep over if you are in a double. Nurses were great and really loving. Lactation Consultant was okay. Only complaint is the amount of people coming in and out all the time however I think this is to be expected at most hospitals Anything you advise people to do (or not do) at this hospital/birthing center? Ask for a private room post partum. Its first come first serve and its worth it if partner wants to stay overnight
Review from the Spring 2022 Birthing SurveyThe nursing team and staff was excellent, and when there was a switch in my labor nurse, I felt comfortable. I was very satisfied with the labor and delivery room, spacious and there was a couch for my support person as well as a table and chairs. The recovery staff was also extremely helpful, caring and empathetic. The recovery rooms were not comfortable, very little privacy and you will not get much sleep. Anything you advise people to do (or not do) at this hospital/birthing center? Be aware that the recovery rooms are incredibly small and privacy is very much lacking if you share your room. There is just a chair for your support person and it's not comfortable, so your support person may have a very challenging time getting any sleep. The toilet is separate from the sink within the room. If you can get a private room, I recommend it. I did not have to share my room due to the pandemic, however, this may not always be possible and will make for a less than desirable recovery experience with very little sleep and quiet.
Advice for FTM Birthing at Presbyterian-Lower ManhattanFWIW I recently delivered my third at Alexandra Cohen uptown and it was NICE, very newly built and all private rooms which was amazing. I really love my Lower Manhattan OB (Dr. Nagy) but once I went into labor and realized she wasn’t going to deliver my baby anyway, we opted for uptown (it was midnight so it was also quick to get there from BK) in addition to the fact that Alexandra Cohen has the highest level NICU and access more resources if needed.
Advice for FTM Birthing at Presbyterian-Lower ManhattanI echo the advice of laboring at home as much as possible - I gave brith in 2016 & 2017 there and it’s pretty cramped, private rooms have been hard to come by with all the babies being born now (they double up and it’s really cramped). The staff are all incredible however and the room you labor and deliver in is private and spacious. The recovery rooms are what’s cramped.
Advice for FTM Birthing at Presbyterian-Lower ManhattanI also just delivered (our first!) at NYP Lower Manhattan earlier in October. We had an amazing labor and delivery room - very large, private bathroom with shower, and views of the Brooklyn Bridge. BUT, as L. said, request to get on the list for a private recovery room the moment you deliver (or have your support person take care of this...). We were first put in one of the shared recovery rooms, and even though there was no one in there with us there was still no room for my husband, apart from a tiny chair in the corner. The rooms are so tiny there's barely space for the furniture. Thank goodness we got a private room before the evening because I don't know where my husband would have slept... Also agree that the nursing staff is excellent! And I thought the food was decent too :)
Advice for FTM Birthing at Presbyterian-Lower ManhattanI had both of my children at NYP Lower Manhattan, one in 2019 and the other just a few weeks ago. I can’t say enough good things about the nursing staff, as they were all just amazing both times I was there and I really felt well looked after the whole time. Both of my babies also had to be in the NICU for a bit, and the nurses there were just as wonderful. Getting a private recovery room was key for us, as they have a pull out bed for your partner to sleep and obviously just much more space to yourself (the shared rooms are TINY). So I’d recommend requesting a private room as soon as you can after the baby is born, as they are first come first serve. One change from 2019 is they no longer charge extra for private rooms so definitely take advantage!
Advice for FTM Birthing at Presbyterian-Lower ManhattanI had my first there in 2018. My advice is to labor at home as long as possible. The hospital is pretty small, and when I was there they were pretty full. Luckily I was only there in labor for about 2 hours before pushing. Also know you can dim/turn off lights and bring your own music. For recovery, I didn’t have a shower in my room so we were able to check out and go home after 24 hours.
Review from the 2021 Birthing Experience SurveyNYP Lower Manhattan is a small hospital without a lot of bells and whistles. I delivered all 3 of my kids there. For two out of the three, I was able to get a private room and found that in that context all the nurses and staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. For one of my 3 kids there were no single rooms available so I had to share with someone else and my husband was not allowed to spend the night. In the context of the shared room, I felt that the staff were not as friendly and helpful, and I thought it might be because it is harder for them to do their jobs when no one really has much privacy or space. Each time a lactation consultant came before we left the hospital to help with breastfeeding and was very helpful. Overall we had a good experience, except that sharing a room is definitely less than ideal for all involved.
Review from the 2021 Birthing Experience SurveyGreat!
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyBirthing room was huge and super nice, recovery room was tiny (got lucky with no roommate). All the doctors and nurses were super nice and helpful. When we delivered, partners had to go home 9 pm-9 am which was tough.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyAttentive and caring staff, great food. Visitation of partner during covid was unfortunately limited to daytime visitation hours which was devastating to me as a first time mom recovering from an unplanned c-section.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyVery good, nurses were wonderful, overall good experience
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyWonderful post-delivery experience in a private room (you have to request to be on the list for one and may have to start in a shared room if one is not available). Everyone (housekeepers, food servers, nurses, lactation consultants) went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed. We felt well supported and as comfortable as can be expected after a c-section...
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyThis was my second time delivering at NYP Lower Manhattan. The hospital is a bit run down but the care has always been great. If you want to be guaranteed a pristine private room, this is not your hospital, but the nurses and PAs genuinely seem to like each other and be a strong community. No complaints, would deliver here again.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyWe had a great experience at NY Presbyterian LOMA - It's just across the bridge. My husband and I arrived around 3/4am after a few hours of intense pain and what seemed like no break in contractions. I actually did not think I was in labor but that something was wrong. I was throwing up immediately when i arrived and was taken in immediately and given a room that looked like an entire suite. I still have no idea if we just got lucky or if other L&D rooms were like that. During the tour I took they were full so we didn't get to really see rooms well. The nurses were all great. There were no private rooms available once I delivered, but they set us up in a shared room where no one else was. We got lucky and no one else came (even if we had to stick to our side of things) - it made that first day and night so much more comfortable. By the next morning - our first full day with the baby, a private room had opened up and it made for that day of visits and resting so much better. I felt cared for but also was given space to just be with my daughter. The bathroom situation could have been better - the only shower I took was in a shower room - even the private had a bathroom but no shower. Luckily, I was alone in there but the experience could have been nicer after what I'd gone through. The L&D at NY Pres LOMA is smaller than many of the other main hospitals in the city and I liked that everything felt a bit more familiar and intimate.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyAmazing nurses and staff. Everyone was so nice, supportive, and we had a great experience
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey"The L&D experience was great at NYP lower manhattan - the staff from the nurses to the PAs were very respectful, professional, courteous, and helpful. They did a great job monitoring me and explaining all the processes clearly. The anesthesiology dept was also great! However, the post-partum unit at this hospital is very lacking. There are only 5 private rooms and it's now just first come first serve, you cannot even pay for it. The shared rooms are atrociously claustrophobic and it's very awkward and embarrassing to have to share a bathroom with someone while you are at your most vulnerable. Your partner cannot stay after 9pm and it's hard to do it alone at night. The nurses are not very warm and don't come in to check on you unless it's to force you to express colostrum. If you use the call button, they'll send in an aide who doesnt know what they're doing and can't help anyway. If you call the nurse with the number they provide, they often don't show up until 20 min later. Hospital is ""baby friendly"" which means they really push breastfeeding. There are LCs and dietitians that come to see you to give you advice, and they were great, but they don't tell you about other options. If your baby cried bloody murder b/c your milk isn't in yet, the solution is just to attach the baby to your boob constantly. I left the hospital having NO CLUE how much to actually feed the baby and had to wait until my pediatrician appt to learn more.They also encourage rooming in, so you can bond with your baby, which is great. Except you just went through a major surgery/L&D experience and your body needs rest. So all in all, if it weren't for my doctor delivering at this location, I for sure would not consider going back there."
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyBIRTHING CLASS: NYP Presbyterian Lower Manhattan - Half day, short enough that it wasn't consuming but covered all the basics. Also free.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyExcellent staff. Delivery room was nice with great view. Postpartum room was very cramped and felt dirty.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyFelt like a hotel stay due to the incredible care provided by nurse staff. It was like a 3 day 101 course for having a baby. Highly recommend the private room if you can get one. Food was decent. Room and bathroom were very clear.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyGreat staff. A few really large and new labor and delivery rooms in rotation from when they used to have a birth center. Other L&D rooms are fairly standard.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyAmazing. My first was delivered at Maimonides and I didn’t have a great experience. My experience at NYP Lower Manhattan was night-and-day compared to Maimonides. I felt very well attended both in L&D and postpartum. And I delivered during the pandemic and while the city was under curfew from the BLM protests. Baby had to spend four nights in the NICU and I stayed at the hospital the whole time. The room was a double meant for sharing but the population in postpartum was low enough that sharing rooms wasn’t warranted. You have a designated nurse in postpartum who you can contact directly by phone. The food was great and you can phone in your order anytime, eat as much as you want. I had no issue at all and the nurses were diligent about staying on top of pain medication schedule so I didn’t have to.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyI have had two great birthing experiences at NYP LoMa. Only issue is the second time there weren’t any private postpartum rooms available during the two nights I spent there. But no issues with the actual labor and delivery- big private room for that with helpful nurses and intermittent monitoring, as requested. No one pressured me about an epidural until I asked for one, and then they made sure I got one immediately.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyThis hospital is old and not super nice, but was totally fine.
Seeking Child Birthing ClassI delivered 2 at NYP LOMA. First was at the Birth Center (now closed) and second at reg L & D. You didn’t ask about BFing, but I’m writing to see if you can sidestep the IBCLC nightmares other posters experienced at the hosp (They have 2, possibly hiring a third). How awful! Ask for Nahyra. She helped me with both kiddos and I found her very knowledgeable and supportive. Her use of humor helped me bring down that anxiety. It’s maddening to picture an IBCLC treating new Moms the way someone did. I sure hope it wasn’t her bc I saw her twice and had a different experience.
Seeking Child Birthing ClassI delivered my second at NYP Lower Manhattan about a year ago. It was fine, not posh or anything, but like the previous responder, I had an awful experience with the lactation consultant there. I'm not sure if it's the same one, but the one I had also insulted me very carelessly, within minutes of meeting––I had just been through a challenging premature birthing situation so I maybe would have been less fragile under different circumstances, but it was sort of shocking coming from someone who is supposed to have expert knowledge of dealing with postpartum mothers. I still wish I had told her to leave, so I guess this is just a reminder that in any healthcare situation, you can refuse or request a different provider!
2019 Birth SurveyI didn’t get to the birthing center - but everything else was good. I highly recommend getting a private room if you can.
2019 Birth SurveyWe were in Labor & Delivery for 38 hours - it was complicated, but some of the staff made it more so with poor communication, especially around shift changes. We got a private room for two of the three nights in post-partum, though, and given the relative affordability of the price ($375 a day), that feels like a major silver lining.
2019 Birth SurveyPre-Birth was wonderful fabulous nurses and caring staff. Huge room and wonderful care. Had emergency C-Section that also went good. Then had a shared room for the night and the Post-Birth nurses weren't as good and sharing the room was terrible. We got a private room for the next 2 nights and that was wonderful.
2019 Birth SurveyFantastic medical team, especially the nurses. I was a bit frustrated by how long I had to stay after my c-section but they made it as pleasant as possible. I will say that the postpartum ward is quite small and not too modern — the benefit was that the care felt personal, the drawback was that some of the facilities (e.g. bathrooms) could do with an upgrade. That said, the private room was much, much less expensive per night that what friends paid at other hospitals in the city, and it's just over the Brooklyn Bridge, so convenient to Brooklyn without being in BK.
2019 Birth SurveySmall and shared recovery rooms, shared bathrooms are TINY, but I can't say enough wonderful things about all of the care-providers with whom we interacted. Despite dated facility, I will definitely use again should we have a second child.
2019 Birth SurveyGood! I got a private room. I had a scheduled C section and the operating room experience was positive, the anesthesiologists in particular were great at calming me down.
2019 Birth SurveyThe hospital itself and delivery rooms were great. The nursing staff was excellent. There lacked good lactation support.
2019 Birth SurveyReally strong service and care, amenities not as nice as other hospitals.
2019 Birth SurveyWas warned ahead of time that although my midwives have access to do births in the birth center, it's used as overflow for normal L&D and often not available. Sure enough, when I checked in the 1 natural birth room was not available. Spent my whole 3 hours of active labor trying to achieve the 15-minute uninterrupted "normal" fetal monitoring strip so was focused on that rather than relaxing/coping with the pain. I hemorrhaged post delivery and (after an unmedicated delivery) was given no meds before being catheterized twice and before entire fists and instruments were repeatedly thrust all the way up into my uterus past my torn perineum.
2019 Birth SurveyNo complaints, birthing process was quick and efficient. The hospital wasn't glamorous but it was adequate and I am grateful I didn't opt for a hospital that was further away.
2019 Birth SurveyEveryone was super nice and also super efficient but again, it’s a revolving door - too many patients and not enough time to get the kind of care a new mother needs. Also, the recovery rooms are extremely cramped and uncomfortable. I would not deliver there again.
2018 Birth SurveyIt was totally fine! Overall good experience
2018 Birth SurveyI wouldn’t recommend delivering at this hospital. It’s a small hospital and they are typically over crowded. I labored in triage for an hour before being moved to a delivery room. My nurse was not helpful and clearly did not have experience working with women in labor without epidurals. She was focused on the monitor the whole time and wouldn’t let me change positions. Luckily my labor and delivery were quick. But the absolute worst part was after my daughter was born and had to be brought to the NICU due to some breathing difficulties. She was fine but because their NICU was full they had to transfer us both to a hospital uptown (NYP Cornell). My daughter was transferred quickly but it took them 8 hours to transfer me, which meant an extremely long separation between my daughter and I right after she was born. The experience was horrible and while I was waiting to be transferred no one at the hospital would give me updates or tell me what was going on with the transfer. They kept saying I would be transferred soon. Nothing throughout my pregnancy, labor, or delivery indicated my baby would have to go to the NICU, so this was a compete surprise to us. I also had no idea you could be transferred hospitals due to a full NICU but apparently this is relatively common at NYP lower. If I had to do it over I would have delivered at NYP Cornell uptown. My recovery experience there was fabulous and they have an amazing NICU.
2018 Birth SurveyHospital was great in our experience. I spent almost 24 hours in the birthing room and it was clean and spacious and private. Great staff, willing to hear us out on questions and asks and always made sure not to pressure me into anything. Once you have the baby though you go to shared rooms and those are awfully tiny. A friend had told me about this so we requested the private room within minutes of our baby being born. Definitely worth the extra money to have my husband stay the night and having both of us together in our 1st night as parents, instead of just me, baby and someone else and their baby!
2018 Birth SurveyI had a stellar experience. Every nurse I encountered was fantastic. I received exceptional care.
2018 Birth SurveyHospital was overcrowded. I had to wait for hours to be seen before I was checked in for the birth. After birth, I was left in the recovery room for several hours by myself without my baby since there was no spare bed in the post partum ward (my poor husband spent most of that time going back and forth between our baby in the nursery, myself in recovery room, and our parents in the lobby!) This meant that even though I gave birth at 9pm, I was not in my own bed until 2am.
2018 Birth SurveyThe birthing experience at NYP-Lower Manhattan was great! The nurses and PAs during the delivery process were all super friendly and supportive. The delivery room was huge and comfortable. The post-delivery experience, however, is so-so for a number of reasons: there are very few private rooms, and if you have to share a room, they do not allow partners to stay overnight. Additionally, even though the hospital advertised lactation consultants when we were touring, they were nowhere to be found when we repeatedly asked for help. For some reason, the post-delivery nurses are not as friendly, but they do know what they are doing.
2018 Birth SurveyI delivered at New York Presbyterian - Lower Manhattan in July 2018. The labor and delivery rooms are very nice and spacious. Private postpartum rooms are given on a first-come, first-serve basis, so our room after delivery was shared. The shared rooms are tiny. There was barely enough room for a chair next to the bed for my husband. Also, partners are not allowed to stay overnight in the shared rooms, which made my first night alone with baby difficult. Our second night, we were given a private room and the experience was night and day. The private rooms are double the size of the shared rooms, with a pullout bed for partners, a mini fridge, and a private bathroom. The nurses in the postpartum wing were proficient and kind, but weren't able to give much one-on-one help. Unfortunately, our son had to be in the NICU for one night. While that was gut-wrenching, I will say that the nurses in the NICU were outstanding. They spent one-on-one time with me helping me to breastfeed, teaching me different holds, techniques for swaddling or burping, how to use the breast pump and all kinds of little things that were a huge help to a first-time mom. I was really grateful for them and felt way more prepared to take home our baby because of the help and attention they gave us.
2018 Birth SurveyThe nurses were fantastic, they taught me how to breastfeed. The rooms were totally fine.
2018 Birth SurveyThe birthing center wasn't an option since one room was occupied and the other was being used as a traditional L&D room, since one L&D room was closed due to construction. I ended up in a regular L&D room, which was spacious and well-appointed.
2018 Birth SurveyBirth rooms are huge and comfortable. Recovery only has 8 private rooms which are hard to come by. The shared rooms are quite tight, but manageable
2018 Birth SurveyGood. I was induced. I felt supported and the birthing rooms were so big and (relatively) comfortable. Would recommend!
NY Presbyterian Lower ManhattanI delivered there on September 01 2017 via scheduled c-section. The care team was super friendly and helpful, it was one of my best hospital experiences. Since it was a holiday weekend, the lactation consultant was on vacation, that was my only complaint. Other than that, I highly recommend.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyI would recommend this hospital to others - the staff was helpful and friendly. If you deliver on a holiday weekend, make sure that a lactation consultant is on staff. Based on a September 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyThe staff and facilities at NYP LoMa were great. I would highly recommend the nurses and the facilities here. The Birth Center rooms are lovely, however I ended up being in Labor and Delivery as after 24 hours of laboring at home, I opted for the epidural and they only offer nitris gas in the Birth Center. However, I was still able to have my baby delivered by my midwife, and she allowed many of the options available in the birthing center - delayed cord clamping, letting the baby labor down to +2 prior to pushing, delayed exams for bonding etc. This was my first baby and I plan on using NYP LoMa for ur next child in a few years. Based on a November 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyStaff seems ok, most of the nurses were really nice (except for one). Anesthesiologist felt like he took ages to come attend to me but did a good job with my spine issues (have scoliosis so less of a straightforward process). The hospital is old, so the rooms are small - the shared room afterwards was terribly cramped with a thin curtain separating me from the next patient, and private rooms are first come first serve. Hospital encourages skin-to-skin right after delivery, breastfeeding. Can only delay cordcutting by a minute or two. Do not provide equipment like yoga balls or things like that if you want it. Based on a September 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyThere is a birthing center at NYP, but it is absurdly easy to "risk out" of the facility. This happened to me because I ended up gaining 3 pounds to many during my pregnancy, which was by all accounts a very healthy one. The labor and delivery, post partum, and lactation nurses at NYP are fantastic, but the facility is cramped and, I thought, not very comfortable. There are very few private rooms, and the shared rooms are tiny. Bathrooms are kind of gross. Based on a October 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyThe hospital was awful. I absolutely loved my practice, but I am considering switching simply because I disliked the hospital where they deliver. I labored in triage for 7 hours because they did not have a room available. After requesting an epidural it took over an hour for the anesthesiologist to arrive. The recovery rooms are super small and your support person/partner cannot stay the night. The waitlist for private rooms was so long I was told there was no way unless I was staying 3+ nights that I would get a private room. Based on a August 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyGood Based on a August 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyStaff there are wonderful but it’s a small hospital and both times I delivered was overcrowded and took a while to get delivery room. Also private rooms hard to get because only 5 of them. Based on a September 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyFacilities need a bit of an update but the staff is really fantastic! Very attentive and always there to help and answer question, very caring and helpful. The hospital provides all you need for personal care during your stay including a blanket, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, lotion, etc. for you to take home with you. Make sure to go home with everything they gave you to use during your stay. Based on a October, 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyPart of the reason we chose this hospital is because we had heard it was not as crowded as Methodist, but that is definitely not the case anymore, or at least wasn't the case during the time we delivered (August 2017) We should have realized space was tight when they said they were booked months in advance for hospital tours. The actual night our baby was born, the hospital was seriously short-staffed, several of us were laboring in the waiting room (a hallway actually) for quite a while. But once we finally got a room and my water broke, the medical staff showed and were great. Postpartum staff was wonderful and so, so supportive - although the postpartum rooms are TINY (and private rooms, while reasonably priced, are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis) Based on a August 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyNYP Lower Manhattan was terrible. Unfortunately, my OB was affiliated with this hospital. The nurses are wonderful but the cleanliness and conditions of the building is unacceptable. We were so grossed out by the facilities that we begged to be discharged a day early. Based on a June 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyThe birth center was full so I had to labor in L&D which was disappointing after meeting all the birth center criteria. My midwife was still a wonderful guide, but being subject to the L&D rules was not great (their focus on the monitor was frustrating, especially toward the end). Based on a August 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyExcellent birthing center experience Based on a August, 2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyLabor and delivery was suitable unit. Certain nurses better than others. Post partum rooms are small but nice personalized RN attention depending on which nurses you get. A+ pain control. NICU nurses could use some sensitivity training. Based on a 4/2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyLovely staff but the facility felt dated Based on a May 2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyThis is a tremendous hospital! I was induced at 36 weeks, no easy feat. We spent a lot of time (a LOT) of time at Lower Manhattan. The hospital is small, and we actually had to start our induction in the triage room—which honestly was less than ideal. They moved us as quickly as they could to a regular labor and delivery room, and once we were there I was truly thankful. The rooms are very spacious and open, nice light comes through the window. I can't say I "enjoyed my stay" (ha!) but it was very pleasant. I labored for over 4 nursing shifts (yikes!) and all four nurses were amazing. After the baby was delivered, they each came by my recovery room to say hi and see how I was doing. Since the baby was a month early, he had to spend a week in the NICU. This was a horrible experience emotionally, but again the nursing staff was beyond amazing. I felt like they took excellent care of my baby and also checked in on me. The baby was always being watched, which I'm sure is the case at every hospital but since Lower Manhattan is small, the amount of babies being born and in NICU is rather small. It was nice to see the same parents and babies every day and celebrate their discharges as time went on. Overall I was at this hospital for 10 days—three in labor/delivery and a week in recovery/NICU . Over that time I met with multiple lactation consultants, social workers, doctors (including the head of department) and nurses (including the head nurse.) It really felt like a small practice rather than a big baby delivery service. People remembered my name, said hi to me in the hallways and always asked about me, my partner and the baby. It was a really nice experience and I'll happily deliver any possible future babies here. Based on a July 2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyFacility was okay. Day nurses were awesome. Night nurses were adequate. Based on a April 2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyPleasant experience, though the hospital is quite small, so I had to have a shared room until the second day when a private room opened up. (The private rooms at this hospital are also on the less expensive end for NYC hospitals.) The tour, which I took a month before due date and had to sign up for way in advance, was also very helpful. Based on a July 2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyWe had a wonderful experience at this hospital. The nurses were outstanding and we couldn't have asked for more. Based on a May 2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyI was impressed with my experience in the labor and delivery wing. I successfully had a drug-free natural birth, even though I did not sign up for the birthing center. I was fully supported with any requests during my labor and postpartum healing. Based on a April 2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyI gave birth in NYP-Lower Manhattan's Labor and Delivery (not the Birthing Center). I was fairly advanced in my labor when I arrived, and it continued to priestess quickly, so I didn't have much patience, but I still found all the staff to be very competent, diligent, and attentive. The delivery rooms are private, spacious, and comfortable. I would recommend NYP-Lower Manhattan for delivery. Recovery wasn't as well-run. I felt overlooked much of the time. The door to my semi-private room was left open by the constant stream of interrupting nurses, staff, and even the odd photographer selling their services (who knew that was even allowed?), letting in the noise from the hallway. It helps if you can get a private room, but one might not become available until your second night, or at all. Although the hospital loves to promote its breastfeeding-forward attitude, they were not well-prepared to support that. There was one lactation consultant around for a few hours a day, for all the new mothers to share. I didn't get to see her until near the end of my stay, and then, only a short visit with no follow-up (after all, I was discharged soon after). In the meantime, the support that I got from the nurses was lacking. Most just replied to my concerns with generic advice and slipped away, never having bothered to watch us nurse and see what we were struggling with. Have your own lactation counselor on speed dial if you want to breastfeed. If you need help, you won't want to be left relying on the hospital. Based on a August 2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyWe loved them! Especially the PAs, but everyone was great. We got a private room for post-partum which we would very much advocate for, because it gives more space and privacy, and though the Labor and Delivery area was very quiet and seemingly empty, the post-partum area was extremely busy and full. Based on a April, 2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyOne of the oldest womens hospitals in the city but does the job. Great food. Based on a April 2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyThe new birth center that was built for the midwives of Dr Jacques Moritz's group led by Coralie Macqueen is one of the most serene, beautiful places to give birth and recover from post partum. It's a huge room with private shower and hot tub for two with views of the Brooklyn bridge. At the time I was there I was the only one in the wing. I could be with my baby 24/7. It was a really special time. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. Based on August 2016 birth experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyNY Presbyterian lower manhattan Loma Wonderful- large private suite, hot tub for labor, family bed for partner to stay overnight, delayed testing and cord clamping to insure plenty of skin on skin time, personalized service (one nursing team for two patients), out of hospital in 27 hours after delivery!! Based on 01/2017 birth experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyIt was pretty good - they were packed when I delivered and I couldn't get a private room. Also worth noting that they only had 1 LC when I was there and I couldn't see her until the day I left the hospital. This pretty much derailed breastfeeding for me so that was a huge bummer. But all the nurses (esp the night nurse) were lovely and sweet. Based on October 2016 birth experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyOld hospital, not super fancy but the nurses are top notch and the care you get is pretty great. Get a private room if we can swing it (they're only assigned FCFS based on birth time) because the shared rooms are small! Would deliver here again. The team in the labor room was pretty awesome. Based on January 2017 birth experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyI had hoped to deliver in the birthing center, but after several days of early labor we decided I should be admitted to labor and delivery for an epidural. Our midwife, Coralie McQueen, and the staff at the hospital were wonderful. We felt like the only people on earth (in a good way) during the delivery of our daughter. Every staff person we encountered was kind and professional. We felt incredibly well taken care of. Based on 9/21/2016 birth experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyI can't speak about the birthing center since I was risked out due to momentary elevated blood pressure. It looked like a wonderful place to give birth when I took the tour. But having spent a week at the hospital when our daughter was in the NICU recieving antibiotics, I got the sense that the new birthing center, LOMA OBGYN and the lactation consultants are very progressive practices that are at odds with the broader hospital. Once I was no longer in the birthing center, I felt my experience was a typical hospital birthing experience. The facilities outside of the birthing center are pretty dreary. The kind of care my daughter received in the NICU was quite disjointed--the story seemed to change with each shift change. For my next birth, I would choose to do it at home. Based on February 2017 birth experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyWe went the birthing center route with a detour to labor and delivery after the birth. The birthing center is beautiful and felt like the safe serene place I wanted to labor in. It was dark and quiet and the only people in and out were my midwife and the nurse. I labored for a long time in the bathtub as I hoped. Pushed on a birthing stool and delivered on the bed with my husband laying next to me and holding my hand. Melissa was my midwife overnight (love her), and Cory was my morning midwife to did the delivery. It was a dream come true, the midwives are so smart and encouraging and have just the right words. Unfortunately I had some complications after birth with a hematoma and lots of bleeding so I was rushed into surgery under OBGYN - Dr. Lee (of the same practice). He was fantastic, and so was the team who helped with the surgery. IT was very painful before I had the surgery and I was so so glad I was at the hospital with this amazing team. While I was doing surgery, my newborn son was taken to the NICU. All the staff were amazing and kind. The drawbacks were that there was no parking (well there is but it's like 200/day) and our extended stay at the NICU made this really complicated. I couldn't commute by subway, so we got a hotel for 2 nights to be near the NICU. Also, once I had surgery we had to leave the birthing center and endured labor and delivery. Which meant we had to wait 24hours nearly for a single room that we paid for. Then I was in an awful double the last night I was there. It was too crowded even though my roommate was calm and nice. Based on January 2017 birth experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyThe birth center was beautiful, and my experience was wonderful there. However, because I tested positive for Group B Strep, I had to stay 48 hours, and was moved to the hospital after 24 hours in the birth center into a shared room. The nurse on call loudly and forcefully turned on all the lights, and prepared for another new mom at 3:30am after my son finally stopped cluster feeding, and I was just about to go to sleep without any apologies or a word to me. Additionally, I had wanted to have my placenta encapsulated, and they accidentally sent my placenta to Pathology instead of for refrigeration, and it took them hours to locate it. I was highly disappointed by my experience in the hospital, and it only reaffirmed my negative perception of hospitals. Based on November 2016 birth experience
Review submitted via the 2016 Birth SurveyI had a great experience at NY Pres Downtown. I thought the nurses were really top notch, the private room was great and much cheaper than other hospitals, and it is a short drive from Brooklyn (just over the Brooklyn Bridge). I was very impressed! Based on May 2016 birthing experience
Review submitted via the 2016 Birth SurveyGreat, except my first L&D nurse, Brenda. Not helpful, and even a bit undermining. The second nurse I had, Maria, was an Angel from Heaven. And the rest of the hospital experience was really very good. Based on January 2016 birthing experience
Review submitted via the 2016 Birth SurveyA bit overcrowded. Not a good experience with Dr. Rosca. Avoid her if possible - very tough - not good bedside manner. Based on February 2016 birthing experience
Review submitted via the 2016 Birth SurveyRecommend? Recommend Review: 75% of the nurses were fantastic, the other 25% were moderate. Only had one semi-rude nurse who gave me bad advice on breastfeeding. I thought the care was excellent up until delivery but the recovery team was only okay. The semi private rooms are so, so tiny and I regret not paying for a private room. Ambiance is not bad but certainly nothing special. Dr. Pena delivered my baby and stuck with me through three hours of pushing. She was amazing. The anesthesia team was competent but did not have a great bedside manner. The lactation consultant was pretty good but I felt there wasn't enough to breastfeeding support overall, the lactation consultant and different nurses all gave differing advice. Someone came by to take professional pictures in the recovery room which was a nice perk. No cafeteria and very small waiting room. Over all they delivered my baby into this world in great health and I had a good experience. Advice: Get a private room. Don't ask for nursing advice from the recovery nurses. Member notes about insurance: Yes, I have not had to file any claims. Based on a March 2016 birthing experience
Review submitted via 2015 Birth SurveyThe lactation consultant at the hospital was outstanding! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Nahyra. I enjoyed my birth experience. The on-call OB was herself pregnant and kept a very calm atmosphere in the delivery room. The nurses were lovely and the anesthesiologist who gave me my epidural did a great job. I didn't feel a thing. There was one night nurse that I did not care for but other than that, everyone we dealt with was wonderful. Recommend? Highly recommend Insurance: Took my insurance. I did not have any problems, surprisingly... Based on a 2015 birth.
Review submitted via 2015 Birth SurveyHospital is small which is nice. We waited no time before triage and were moved from triage to L&D room quickly. L&D rooms are huge and include pull out sofa for partner. Private recovery room was tiny but readily available and from what we heard less expensive than other hospitals. Nurses were all friendly and helpful. Recommend Based on a 2015 birth.
Review submitted via 2015 Birth SurveyReview: Loved it. I was unsure about this hospital since it's only recently come under NY Presbyterian, but I was extremely happy with the entire experience. It is not as crowded as other hospitals (from what I heard) and found all the staff to be great. I opted for a private room ($350 per night) but would have easily had a private double room if I hadn't. Recommend? Highly recommend Insurance: Yea Based on a September 2015 birth.
Review submitted via 2015 Birth SurveyReview: Rooms could definitely use some updating unless you get a private room. Luckily I as able to get a private room so it was amazing. Staff good. Staff Lactation consultant was amazing and made me feel very comfortable. I feel they could have helped me manage pain better. I had an emergency C section and was definitely in a lot of pain afterwards. Recommend? Highly recommend Insurance: Didn't have an issue Based on a Feb 2015 birth.
Review submitted via 2015 Birth SurveyGreat hospital for a delivery. The breastfeeding consultants were amazing. They discovered some issues our baby had right away and saved us months of trying to figure out what was the problem. We took a private room in the post-partum department, and that was a good idea since the shared rooms seemed crowded and with no privacy at all. The only problem with this hospital is the billing, they are not well organized there. Highly recommend We have spent many hours trying to figure out issues with the invoices. Once they sent an invoice for over $5,000 and we had already paid $3,000 of that amount. So watch out for inconsistencies. Based on a January 2015 birth.
Based on a 2014 Birthing ExperienceMember Review: Pluses: labor and delivery nurse was amazing; private room was only $350; have heard that hospital does not get as crowded as others in the city Minuses: found nurse in recovery room to be very abrasive; non-private rooms (they call them semi-private) were AWFUL (get a private room!); communal showers (so I didn't shower when I was there because I'm a germaphobe); not enough lactation consultants to go around; had to track down nurses (literally) every time we needed something and ask for it several times. Do you recommend? Do NOT recommend Get a private room Insurance details: Insurance issues seem to run smoothly. (Review submitted via the 2014 Birthing Survey)
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