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Archive for March, 2009

Hospital Comparison – Manhattan, NYC

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009


      

This came from the website: http://www.betterbirthnewyork.com/HospitalComparison.html

Thank you so much for putting this together for the community.  To see about Bronx, Brooklyn, Nassau, Queens, Staten Island or Suffolk, go to the website mentioned above. Judith

Hospital

24/7 Anesthesia

Lactation Consultants

Midwives

Allen Pavillion

yes

Mon-Fri 9-5

yes

Bellevue Hospital

yes

yes

yes

Beth Israel Hospital

yes

yes

yes

Harlem Hospital Center

yes

yes

yes

Lenox Hill Hospital

yes

yes

no

Mt. Sinai

yes

yes

yes

Metropolitan Hospital

yes

yes

yes

NY Downtown Hospital

yes

not 24 hrs. 

no

NYU- Tisch Hospital

yes

yes

no

NY Presbyterian/Columbia

yes

yes

no

NY Presbyterian/Cornell

yes

yes

no

Roosevelt Hospital

yes

yes

yes

Roosevelt H. Birth Center

no

no 

yes

St Vincent’s Hospital

yes

yes

yes

Rooms

Hospital

Private Rooms

Labor, Deliver and Recover in same room?

Private Showers

Birthing Tubs

Rooming in

Sleeping Ammenies for Partners

Allen Pavillion

priv.(fee)&shared

yes

yes

no

yes

In private only

Bellevue Hospital

no

yes

no

yes, but labor only

yes

no

Beth Israel Hospital

priv.(fee)&shared

yes

no

no

yes

no

Harlem Hospital Center

no

yes

no

yes, but labor only

yes

no

Lenox Hill Hospital

priv.(fee)&shared

yes

only in priv

no

only in private

In private only

Mt. Sinai

priv.(fee)&shared

yes

only in priv

no

yes

In private only

Metropolitan Hospital

Only for cesareans

yes

no

no

yes

no

NY Downtown Hospital

priv.(fee)&shared

yes

no

no

yes

In private only

NYU- Tisch Hospital

priv.(fee)&shared

yes

no

no

yes

In private only

NY Presbyterian/Columbia

priv.(fee)&shared

yes

no

no

yes

In private only

NY Presbyterian/Cornell

priv.(fee)&shared

yes

only in priv

m

yes

In private only

Roosevelt Hospital

priv.(fee)&shared

yes

yes

no

yes

In private only

Roosevelt H. Birth Center

yes (3 rooms)

L,D,R,Postpartum same

yes

yes, but labor only

yes

yes

St Vincent’s Hospital

priv.(fee)&shared

yes

no

no

yes

In private only

Services

Hospital

NICU

Babies taken to nursery

VBAC’s

3-D Ultrasounds

Allen Pavillion

Yes (level 2)

no

yes

yes

Bellevue Hospital

yes  

yes

yes

yes

Beth Israel Hospital

yes

yes

yes

yes

Harlem Hospital Center

yes

yes

yes

yes

Lenox Hill Hospital

yes

yes

yes

yes

Metropolitan Hospital

yes

depends

yes

no

Mt. Sinai

yes

no

yes

yes

NY Downtown Hospital

no

yes

yes

no

NYU- Tisch Hospital

yes

no

yes

no

NY Presbyterian/Columbia

yes

yes

yes

yes

NY Presbyterian/Cornell

yes

yes

yes

yes

Roosevelt Hospital

yes

yes

yes

yes

Roosevelt H. Birth Center

yes

no

no

no

St Vincent’s Hospital

yes

no

yes

yes

Cesarean Rate

Hospital

2006 C-Section Rates

Length of stay vaginal delivery/cesarean

Allen Pavillion

33.9

vag.2/ section 3

Bellevue Hospital

27.8

vag.2/ section 3

Beth Israel Hospital

27.6

vag.2/ section 3

Harlem Hospital Center

28.5

vag.2/ section 3

Lenox Hill Hospital

28.9

vag.2/ section 3-4

Mount Sinai

30.5

vag.2/ section 4

Metropolitan Hospital

30.6

vag.2/ section 3-4

NY Downtown Hospital

21.6

vag.2/ section 3

NYU- Tisch Hospital

32.5

vag.2/ section 5

NY Presbyterian/Columbia

37.3

vag.2/ section 3-4

NY Presbyterian/Cornell

38.7

vag.2/ section 4

Roosevelt Hospital

25.7

vag.2/ section 3

Roosevelt H. Birth Center

n/a

vag. 24 hrs.

St Vincent’s Hospital

29.1

vag.2/ section 3-4

Women’s Hospital

26.9

 

 

Conscious Parenting

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

• The children desire freedom! And every particle of their being from their Source says, “You are free. You are so free, that every thought you offer, the entire Universe jumps to respond to it.” And so, to take that kind of knowledge and try to confine it in any way, defies the Laws of the Universe. You must allow your children to be free, because the entire Universe is set up to accommodate that. And anything you do to the contrary will only bring you regret. You cannot contain those that cannot be contained. It defies Law.— Abraham Excerpted from the workshop in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, September 19th, 1999 # 400

 

•  The little ones still remember how to use the power of their imagination. They are still engaged in the utilization of their imagination — that is one of the reasons that keeps them so exhilarated.— Abraham Excerpted from the workshop in Spokane, WA on Wednesday, July 7th, 1999 # 394

 

• The child is thinking, and receiving vibrational thought from you on the day that he enters your environment. That is the reason that beliefs are transmitted so easily from parent to child, from parent to child, from parent to child. The child is vibrationally receiving your fears, your beliefs, even without your spoken word… If you want to do that which is of greatest value for your child, give thought only to that which you want, and your child will receive only those wanted thoughts.  Excerpted from “The Law of Attraction, The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham” #385

 

• Babies Are Thinking and Attracting Before They Are Speaking… Even though you are only months old in your physical body, you are a very old and wise creator focused in that baby’s body. And you came with powerful intentions to experience contrast and to launch clear rockets of desire into your Vibrational Reality for the purpose of expansion. People often assume that because a child is not yet offering words, the child could not be the creator of its own experience, but it is our promise to you that no one else is creating your experience. Children emanate Vibrations which are the reason for what they attract – even from their time of birth. Excerpted from the book, The Vortex, Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships # 333

 

• Parents don’t want their children to make the wrong decisions, so they don’t allow them to make the decision. And then the child becomes dependent, and then the parent resents that, and it gets off into a blameful thing early on. If you are encouraging children to do all that they can do — and not squelching the natural eagerness that is within them, so that they can shine and thrive and show you and themselves how good they are at adapting to physical experience — then everyone wins.— Abraham Excerpted from the workshop in Dallas, TX on Saturday, March 13th, 1999 # 393

 •  If we had a child, or anyone, and we caught them doing something inappropriate, we would not amplify it with our words. We would identify what it is we do not want, and then out of it would come the rocket of desire of what we do want, and then we would just visualize, visualize, visualize, until we find peace within our vision. When you make someone and their action the heart of a vision that you’ve spent time on — your relationship improves, your experience is better, and they receive the benefit of the experience. But if you catch them, and see them, and worry about it, and put mechanisms in place to prevent it, now you have not only amplified it, you have now made a commitment that is hooking you both into that, until usually it gets big enough that you break apart, and then you attract others to fulfill that role.— Abraham   Excerpted from the workshop in Chicago, IL on Sunday, April 25th, 1999 #588

•  The children desire freedom! And every particle of their being from their Source says, “You are free. You are so free, that every thought you offer, the entire Universe jumps to respond to it.” And so, to take that kind of knowledge and try to confine it in any way, defies the Laws of the Universe. You must allow your children to be free, because the entire Universe is set up to accommodate that. And anything you do to the contrary will only bring you regret. You cannot contain those that cannot be contained. It defies Law.— Abraham     Excerpted from the workshop in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, September 19th, 1999 #593

 

•  Parents don’t want their children to make the wrong decisions, so they don’t allow them to make the decision. And then the child becomes dependent, and then the parent resents that, and it gets off into a blameful thing early on. If you are encouraging children to do all that they can do — and not squelching the natural eagerness that is within them, so that they can shine and thrive and show you and themselves how good they are at adapting to physical experience — then everyone wins.— Abraham, Excerpted from the workshop in Dallas, TX on Saturday, March 13th, 1999 #507

 

•  The reason the grandchildren will benefit by the launched rockets that you’ve set forth; is because they’re born with no resistance to the rockets of desires that you’ve launched forth… You’ve seen those little ones on computers? They have no problem with that. They were born with computers in their life; they’re born cable-ready. They’re already up to speed with what you’ve launched into the vibrational future. And that’s one of the reasons that it’s nice when the old ones croak and the new ones come in, because it sort of dilutes the resistance factor that’s going on on this planet.— Abraham, Excerpted from the workshop in Tarrytown, NY on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 #504

 

•  Relative to our children or any children with whom we would interact, our one dominant intention would be to give them a conscious understanding of how powerful and important and valuable and perfect they are. Every word that would come out of our mouths would be a word that would be offered with the desire to help this individual know that they are powerful. It would be a word of empowerment. We would set the Tone for upliftment and understand that everything will gravitate to that Tone if we would maintain it consistently.— Abraham, Excerpted from the workshop in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 19th, 1997 #469

 

• Child of mine, I will never do for you that which I know you can do for yourself. I will never rob you of an opportunity to show yourself your ability and talent. I will see you at all times as the capable, effective, powerful creator that you’ve come forth to be. And I will stand back as your most avid cheerleading section. But I will not do for you that which you have intended to do for yourself. Anything you need from me, ask. I’m always here to compliment or assist. I am here to encourage your growth, not to justify my experience through you.— Abraham, Excerpted from the workshop in Seattle, WA on Sunday, July 4th, 1999 #453

 

• Nothing is more debilitating than to care about something you can’t do anything about. And you can’t do anything about your adult children. You can want better for them, and maybe even begin to provide something for them, but in the long run, you cannot do anything about someone else’s vibration other than hold them in the best light you can, mentally, and then project that to them. And sometimes, distance makes that much more possible than being up close to them.— Abraham Excerpted from the workshop in Ashland, OR on Saturday, July 19th, 2003 #437

 

•Children coming forth today have a greater capacity to deal with the greater variety of information that is coming forward than you did. They deliberately are coming forth into this environment where there is more to contemplate. This generation gap that you are talking about, it has ever been thus. Each new generation, every new individual, that comes forth, is coming with you having prepared a different platform for them to proceed from. There is this thing that gets in the way of that that says, “I’m the parent. I got here first. I know more than you do.” From the children’s perspective, and from the purity of their Nonphysical Perspective, what they are saying is, “You’re the parent. You got here first. You prepared a platform that I am leaping off from — and my leap will be beyond anything that you have ever known.”— AbrahamExcerpted from the workshop in San Rafael, CA on Saturday, February 27th, 1999 #395

 

• The child is thinking, and receiving vibrational thought from you on the day that he enters your environment. That is the reason that beliefs are transmitted so easily from parent to child, from parent to child, from parent to child. The child is vibrationally receiving your fears, your beliefs, even without your spoken word… If you want to do that which is of greatest value for your child, give thought only to that which you want, and your child will receive only those wanted thoughts.— AbrahamExcerpted from “The Law of Attraction, The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham” #385
• The most important thing that you can teach your children is that Well-being abounds. And that Well-being is naturally flowing to them. And that if they will relax and reach for thoughts that feel good, and do their best to appreciate, then they will be less likely to keep the Well-being away, and more likely to allow it to flow into their experience. Teach them the art of allowing.— AbrahamExcerpted from the workshop in Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday, July 5th, 2000 #363• Parents can’t choose the mates of their children or the behavior of their children. You actually can’t choose anything for your children without disempowering them.— AbrahamExcerpted from the workshop in Syracuse, NY on Thursday, October 17th, 1996 #347

• When a child has a dream and a parent says, “It’s not financially feasible; you can’t make a living at that; don’t do it,” we say to the child, run away from home… You must follow your dream. You will never be joyful if you don’t. Your dream may change, but you’ve got to stay after your dreams. You have to. Excerpted from the workshop in Asheville, NC on Sunday, May 1st, 2005 #330

 • Most people don’t think that new-born children could be the Creator of their own reality because they are not even talking yet. But the Universe is not responding to your language, anyway. The Universe is responding to your vibration — and your vibration is about the way you feel. (Excerpted from the workshop in Seattle, WA on Saturday, June 20th, 1998) ~ Jerry and Esther Hicks  (ABRAHAM)

 

•  Your child is naturally joyful. Your child is naturally tuned in to Source Energy. And as he is diving through and digging through contrast, it is natural that there would be some things that might disconnect him. Just don’t let his disconnection then inflame your disconnection. Many parents have discovered that their children, for the most part, feel good when they do — and the ornerier you are, usually the ornerier your children are. They are a strong reflection of the way you are feeling much of the time.(Excerpted from the workshop in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, January 26th, 2002) ~ Jerry and Esther Hicks  (ABRAHAM)

 

• If you encourage your children to stay connected to Source Energy, they will remain clear-minded; they will remain optimistic; they will remain enthusiastic. They will remain balanced; they will remain flexible. They will remain in a state of grace. They will remain in a state of Well-Being. And they will make wonderful choices. (Excerpted from the workshop in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, May 12th, 2005) ~ Jerry and Esther Hicks  (ABRAHAM)

 

• The little ones still remember how to use the power of their imagination. They are still engaged in the utilization of their imagination — that is one of the reasons that keeps them so exhilarated. (Excerpted from the workshop in Spokane, WA on Wednesday, July 7th, 1999) ~ Jerry and Esther Hicks  (ABRAHAM)

 

• The most significant thing for a parent to contribute to anyone, is their own Connection and their own stability. An effective parent is a happy parent. An effective parent is a parent who laughs easily and often, and who doesn’t take things so seriously.  (Excerpted from the workshop in Albany, NY on Monday, October 1st, 2001) ~ Jerry and Esther Hicks  (ABRAHAM)

 


• Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born. ~ George Bernard Shaw

 

• Most people don’t think that new-born children could be the Creator of their own reality because they are not even talking yet. But the Universe is not responding to your language, anyway. The Universe is responding to your vibration — and your vibration is about the way you feel. (Excerpted from the workshop in Seattle, WA on Saturday, June 20th, 1998) ~ Jerry and Esther Hicks  (ABRAHAM)

 

• The question is, “Well, what about the little ones? What about the (unhealthy) babies?” And we say they’ve been exposed to a vibration, even in the womb, that caused them to disallow the Well-being that would have been there otherwise. But once they are born, no matter what their disability, if they could be encouraged to the thought that would allow it, then, even after the body is fully formed, it could be regenerated into something that is well. (Excerpted from the workshop in Ashland, OR on Tuesday, May 16th, 2000)~ (ABRAHAM)

 

• There are three reasons for breast-feeding:  the milk is always at the right temperature;  it comes in attractive containers;  and the cat can’t get it. ~ Irena Chalmers

 

• Parents often think that they are here to guide the little ones. When – in reality – the little ones come forth with clarity to guide you.  (Excerpted from the workshop in Orlando, FL on Saturday, February 15th, 1997) ~ (ABRAHAM)

 

• A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die. ~Mary Mason

 

• “A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination, prepared to be herself and only herself.” ~ Maya Angelou

 

• Who you are and what you know when you are born is everything that you need to know to thrive. You are born with a sense of self and a sense of wanting self to feel good, and the mechanisms to bring it about. (Excerpted from the workshop in Kansas City, KS on Wednesday, September 17th, 2003) ~ (ABRAHAM)

Finding the ‘Empty Space’ in Labor and Birth

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009


In ancient tribal rituals and studies, women have been revered as the stronger of the sex because they have a womb.  A womb signifies ‘creator of life’ or the ’empty space’ of potential creativity. Everything that happens creatively occurs spontaneously in the ’empty space’ where we have to go to, let go, give up, relinquish, until we are empty.  

Men can also come to that place where they feel that ’empty space’ in themselves.

How to do this?  Focus on the breath OUT instead of the breath IN.  Breathing in fills one up and breathing out ’empties’.   These are completely different effects. This will enable the mother all she needs to get the baby out by breathing out.   When you are in labor or with someone in labor, BREATHE OUT with a focus and connection.  Anything else is too much!  In childbirth studies there are concepts of not pushing baby out but rather, “breathe your baby out”.  This process brings the body back to a place of receiving.


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