Worst Hospital Experience
Hey guys, let me just let you guys know that if you are using Grady Memorial for L&D FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE. I love their Emory midwife team during regular visits, but their actual hospital is hell for us pregnant mommas. I was told by the triage to go in since I was having contractions and my mucus plug had already came out. I was also having abnormal discharge that made me nervous for my baby. After getting off the phone with the triage I gathered my labor partner and my bags like told to go to the hospital. I arrive around 11:30 and am told I can’t walk because I could be in labor, so they were going to have me in the wheelchair and have transport take me. I sat there for 15 minutes for the lady in transport to finally come do her job. She wasn’t busy and the nurse in the front told her to take me 4 times, but instead she rather sit and talk in the front with checkout and ignore her. That made me a little annoyed but I brushed it off. After getting to L&D that same transporter gets to the check in desk and starts having a conversation about dinner with the admin there. Ignoring the lady in the wheelchair they talk until my mom finally interrupts and tells them I need to be checked in. They finally check me in and tell me the L&D triage nurse should be with me shortly. It was NOT shortly. I was not seen for 2 hours with nobody else in the waiting room. I finally encounter the worst triage nurse of my life. She is digging in the trash for medicine to give to a patient. Takes a urine sample without giving me a wipe. Hooks me up to the monitor briefly and walks off to play monopoly go. The urine sample I have she never takes back like she told me she would. It sits with me for 5 hours on my bed when I finally get a “bed”. I was not seen for 2 more additional hours by a doctor who kept asking me could the discharge be an STI. I explained to them I’m going through a divorce and am not sexually active multiple times. I still get tested for STIs and only STIs. Results are negative for those and they do nothing else. They tell me it does look like an infection and my mucus plug is gone but do NOTHING else. I am sitting for hours again and nobody even checks on me or anything. I hear the nurses at the station playing MonopolyGO and watching TikTok’s. I asked them for updates multiple times and kept being told “they will be with you shortly”. During shift change I hear the same nurse saying she doesn’t know anything to the next nurse or what is even going on. I get so pissed because they have done nothing helpful this whole entire time and I am sitting here with an infection and my mucus plug out. I leave and decide to go to a different hospital after being there 7 hours with no treatment.
Edit: what makes this worse is I had my daughter there two years ago and it was amazing then. Now though, not so much! They definitely have new nurses who do not have that bedside manner and compassion.