There are so many reasons why I love the Riverton Hospital. I had such a wonderful experience there when I gave birth to my sweet baby girl in March. So many people asked me where I delivered, since in my birth story I mentioned how I had such a great experience giving birth and how amazing my nurses were. So today I want to talk a little more about the care I received.
Why I chose to deliver at the Riverton Hospital
Riverton Hospital is part of the Intermountain Healthcare system. Both my husband and I have had good experiences with Intermountain growing up, and we wanted to deliver our baby at an Intermountain hospital. They are ranked one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals.
It’s a newer hospital, and I’ve had many friends deliver their babies there and have amazing experiences. When I first found out I was pregnant with my third baby, I made a big decision to change doctors just so I would be able to deliver at the Riverton Hospital. I liked my previous doctor a lot, so it was a hard decision for me to make. But it ended up being the best decision I could have made. My doctor did a fabulous job caring for me during pregnancy and delivery.
Labor and Delivery
I was induced on my due date. It was my first time being induced so I was a little nervous not knowing what to expect, but everything went better than I could have imagined. The hospital was right on time calling me the night before to prepare me for my induction the next day. When I arrived at the hospital, since I pre-registered, I was quickly shown to my room and was assigned one nurse, Lara. I was immediately impressed to be assigned my own nurse! With my last two labors, I was assigned many nurses and they didn’t seem to care for me too much. I am not even joking when I say with my first labor, my nurse left me pushing on my own! My husband and I were so confused about what we were supposed to be doing. So I was extremely grateful to have one nurse assigned to me for my entire labor, and she was amazing.
My nurse was open and friendly, as well as professional and knowledgeable with her job. Even though I didn’t have a birth plan, she asked me many questions about what I had in mind for my labor and delivery. When she asked me some questions I wasn’t sure on, she explained the benefits of each option. I was so impressed. She wrote down my desires for labor and delivery on the patient information board, so it would be clear for any other nurses and my doctor to see when helping me during delivery.
Our room was nice and spacious, and overall my labor was a very good experience. While waiting for labor to progress to delivery, we enjoyed our big window with a nice view. It was even snowing that day! (Which didn’t happen very much this past winter in Utah.)
During labor, my nurse made sure I was happy and comfortable. As a patient I felt well cared for. I loved that she knew who my doctor was and was in contact with him. After each time she spoke to him on the phone, she would let me know what he said. I really appreciated that!
My delivery went smoothly and was amazing. The delivery staff did a phenomenal job. Before Carina was born, they asked me details about what I wanted, such as if I wanted to hold her immediately etc. Almost as soon as she was born, I got to hold her. It was the first time I was able to hold my baby immediately after birth, and I will never forget it. The nurse taking care of Carina did an amazing job with letting me enjoy my new baby as well as doing what she needed to do for her. I will always remember this day as one of the best days of my life, not only because it was the day my baby was born but also because the nurses and my doctor made it such a good experience. They made sure I was taken care of and my needs and wants were met.
Mother and Baby
I spent the next two days in the Mother and Baby unit and it was really nice. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and private. I had a lot of nurses during that time, and they each took the time to know what my needs were and took good care of me and my baby.
I love this patient board. They filled it out so my desires were clear to them, as well allowing me to know what my nurses’ names were and when I could take my pain medication again.
They made sure I didn’t have any unwanted visitors. We had a code that only we knew, and anyone wanting to visit us had to get the code from us.
I had quite the appetite after labor. I was so hungry that day, and I was grateful they kept extra meals in the fridge for when I got hungry late that night. I was also very thirsty, and they had an endless supply of drinks.
I had an amazing experience delivering my baby at Intermountain’s Riverton Hospital and I will certainly be delivering all my future babies there.
This post is sponsored by Intermoutain Healthcare. All opinions are my own.