Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns

★★★★☆
  • 3003 Health Center Drive

    San Diego, CA 92123

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  • 858-939-3400

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I had my baby here, she is our first and onlt child and the care we received was exceptional. The nurse from the previous say even came in the next day from the labor floor to check on me and see if I had the baby yet. They were attentive and answered all of my questions. They did not pressure me to take any medicines as I wanted to do a natural birth, and were very supportive. Unfortunately I would not dialate so I ended up electing to have a c-section and all of the nurses on the newborn floor were amazing and helpful. I love this hospital!!

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I had my baby here, she is our first and onlt child and the care we received was exceptional. The nurse from the previous say even came in the next day from the labor floor to check on me and see if I had the baby yet. They were attentive and answered all of my questions. They did not pressure me to take any medicines as I wanted to do a natural birth, and were very supportive. Unfortunately I would not dialate so I ended up electing to have a c-section and all of the nurses on the newborn floor were amazing and helpful. I love this hospital!!

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WE ARE LUCKY THAT WE ARE ALIVE!
If you can choose, do not go to Mary Birch. I had my first baby there and it was a nightmare. To start from the beginning; first nurse in the labor and delivery room was very rough; I was checked for dilation by my obgyn and couple of nurses in his office and it was not pleasant but it did not hurt, when nurse Chandra checked me I had a feeling that she was ripping me apart.
Also, she did not tell us that I can get an epidural right away (IF YOU ARE RECEIVING PITOSIN YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT TO BE DILATED 4 CM) and she let me go through natural labor and very painful contractions (due to pitosin) for 12 hours; also, she did not tell the second nurse that we said that I wanted an epidural at all.
After an additional 4 hrs we were told that I could have received an epidural right away; after you get an epidural you cannot get up to go to the restroom anymore, so you need a catheter. The nurse who was there during the night shift was very nice but VERY inexperienced and did not know how to insert the catheter properly. When the doctor came to check on me the doctor noticed that something was wrong with the catheter and told the nurse to check it, but the nurse apparently still did not know what to do. Other nurses noticed that little urine was being collected and apparently assumed that I must be dehydrated, encouraging me to drink extra water. The morning after delivery the catheter was removed and I was finally able to empty my bladder - I realized then that the terrible pain that I thought was caused by labor and the C-section was actually pain from my bladder which had not been allowed to drain.
Second, during labor the nurse was told by doctor to insert internal monitors on my baby's head because the pitosin was affecting baby. The night shift nurse did not know how to do that either. She called the head nurse for help who did not know how to do it as well so finally after over half an hour they gave up and called the doctor to do it. In the end I needed to go for an emergency C-section. During the prep for surgery the nurse now did not know how to take the internal monitors out, so they took me to surgery with the wires still hanging out. The head nurse for surgery noticed and removed the monitors within seconds.
To top it all off, I got rotten food the third day during recovery (it was not just a little old, it was actually fuzzy). Unfortunately I really liked my OBGYN but I need to find another physician because I will not deliver my second baby in Mary Birch.
I do not know if I was unlucky or if other women who gave good review of this hospital were lucky. If you ask me it is not worth a risk for you or your baby.

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WE ARE LUCKY THAT WE ARE ALIVE!
If you can choose, do not go to Mary Birch. I had my first baby there and it was a nightmare. To start from the beginning; first nurse in the labor and delivery room was very rough; I was checked for dilation by my obgyn and couple of nurses in his office and it was not pleasant but it did not hurt, when nurse Chandra checked me I had a feeling that she was ripping me apart.
Also, she did not tell us that I can get an epidural right away (IF YOU ARE RECEIVING PITOSIN YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT TO BE DILATED 4 CM) and she let me go through natural labor and very painful contractions (due to pitosin) for 12 hours; also, she did not tell the second nurse that we said that I wanted an epidural at all.
After an additional 4 hrs we were told that I could have received an epidural right away; after you get an epidural you cannot get up to go to the restroom anymore, so you need a catheter. The nurse who was there during the night shift was very nice but VERY inexperienced and did not know how to insert the catheter properly. When the doctor came to check on me the doctor noticed that something was wrong with the catheter and told the nurse to check it, but the nurse apparently still did not know what to do. Other nurses noticed that little urine was being collected and apparently assumed that I must be dehydrated, encouraging me to drink extra water. The morning after delivery the catheter was removed and I was finally able to empty my bladder - I realized then that the terrible pain that I thought was caused by labor and the C-section was actually pain from my bladder which had not been allowed to drain.
Second, during labor the nurse was told by doctor to insert internal monitors on my baby's head because the pitosin was affecting baby. The night shift nurse did not know how to do that either. She called the head nurse for help who did not know how to do it as well so finally after over half an hour they gave up and called the doctor to do it. In the end I needed to go for an emergency C-section. During the prep for surgery the nurse now did not know how to take the internal monitors out, so they took me to surgery with the wires still hanging out. The head nurse for surgery noticed and removed the monitors within seconds.
To top it all off, I got rotten food the third day during recovery (it was not just a little old, it was actually fuzzy). Unfortunately I really liked my OBGYN but I need to find another physician because I will not deliver my second baby in Mary Birch.
I do not know if I was unlucky or if other women who gave good review of this hospital were lucky. If you ask me it is not worth a risk for you or your baby.

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When my wife was admitted to the L and D floor there was blood on the floor and the airvents were full of dust chunks that kept falling from the ceiling. The RN's refused pain and nausea medication to my wife who was in severe pain and labor.(My wife had a high tolerance for pain). At issue was that the RN's refusal to call the MD and get pain medication. We also ended up with 11 RN's in 5 hours. Some were sent home early, some went to meetings and some to lunch. The care was pitiful. The RN care turned what should have been a beautiful time into a trying one. A new training RN told us there had been a lot of turnover on the dayshift and they were trying to find RN's. The RN was turned away and typing on the computer while my wife was pushing for an hour. When the RN was not typing on the computer she was out of the room. We felt like we were doing the birth ourselves. I would never never ever go here again. We will have our next baby at another hopital.

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When my wife was admitted to the L and D floor there was blood on the floor and the airvents were full of dust chunks that kept falling from the ceiling. The RN's refused pain and nausea medication to my wife who was in severe pain and labor.(My wife had a high tolerance for pain). At issue was that the RN's refusal to call the MD and get pain medication. We also ended up with 11 RN's in 5 hours. Some were sent home early, some went to meetings and some to lunch. The care was pitiful. The RN care turned what should have been a beautiful time into a trying one. A new training RN told us there had been a lot of turnover on the dayshift and they were trying to find RN's. The RN was turned away and typing on the computer while my wife was pushing for an hour. When the RN was not typing on the computer she was out of the room. We felt like we were doing the birth ourselves. I would never never ever go here again. We will have our next baby at another hopital.

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re: Mary birch very disappointing We're so sorry that your experience wasn't what you expected. We'd like to help. Please send us your name and phone number so that we can research this further. We can be reached at info@sharp.com. In good health, Sharp HealthCare
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While visiting family members in San Diego, I got sick and when I visits sharp, I was treat well and was taken care off, the staff where curteous and left the hospital satisfied with the services that I have received.

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While visiting family members in San Diego, I got sick and when I visits sharp, I was treat well and was taken care off, the staff where curteous and left the hospital satisfied with the services that I have received.

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THE best hospital by far! They doctors and nurses at the womens hospital and NICU literally saved our daughter's life. I spent many months in this hospital on bedrest for preterm labor as our baby tried to come 5 months early. She arrived 2 months early and spent a month in their NICU. Because of the loving care, support, and leading medical care our little miracle is here. The doctors and nurses are so patient and take their time to explain and care for you. The overall experience was overwhelmingly positive!

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THE best hospital by far! They doctors and nurses at the womens hospital and NICU literally saved our daughter's life. I spent many months in this hospital on bedrest for preterm labor as our baby tried to come 5 months early. She arrived 2 months early and spent a month in their NICU. Because of the loving care, support, and leading medical care our little miracle is here. The doctors and nurses are so patient and take their time to explain and care for you. The overall experience was overwhelmingly positive!

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This is THE place to have your baby!! I haven't met anybody who was not completely astounded by the level of professionalism, and individual attention that was given to each patient. The patient nurse ratio I believe is 4 to 1. So, you always have a nurse nearby to help with any problem or question you may have.

The nurses make this place!! And Sharp needs to make sure they keep them happy!!

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This is THE place to have your baby!! I haven't met anybody who was not completely astounded by the level of professionalism, and individual attention that was given to each patient. The patient nurse ratio I believe is 4 to 1. So, you always have a nurse nearby to help with any problem or question you may have.

The nurses make this place!! And Sharp needs to make sure they keep them happy!!

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I have gone to Sharp Hospital for years now and my first encounter with Sharp mary Birch (the women's part of the hospital) was 6 years ago when I had my son. I recently went there again and had an experience that reminded me why I go there. The hospital is always clean. The employyes are professional and always dressed in appropriate attire weather it is a nurse or hospital administrator. The customer service is great. They are confidential and I always feel respected when i go there. The doctors and nurses are professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend any woman having a baby go there if they are unsure of where to go. I would trust Sharp with my life. Everything they portray themselves to be as is true!

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I have gone to Sharp Hospital for years now and my first encounter with Sharp mary Birch (the women's part of the hospital) was 6 years ago when I had my son. I recently went there again and had an experience that reminded me why I go there. The hospital is always clean. The employyes are professional and always dressed in appropriate attire weather it is a nurse or hospital administrator. The customer service is great. They are confidential and I always feel respected when i go there. The doctors and nurses are professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend any woman having a baby go there if they are unsure of where to go. I would trust Sharp with my life. Everything they portray themselves to be as is true!

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