Feb 14, 2002
Jan 19, 2003
Update August 2004!
Grace was a year old in the
picture. She is 19 months old now. I was 43 when I had her. :-)
born Jan 19th
2003. She was 6 pounds, 7 ounces and 20.5 inches long. S he is
perfect in every way! I was very happy to have a VBAC as well as
We arrived at our hotel at 9 PM Thursday night. We (went with two
other couples) got to the hospital at about 6:50 the next morning
and it was still dark. Once we had our paperwork filled out and had
dressed in a hospital gown, they called me to surgery first. That
was at 8am. I was back in the room by 10 am. I felt great! I was
still drowsy from the sedative and feeling no pain with the help of
My husband was in the operating room for most of the surgery. He was
very impressed. Not because he expected *less* from a
hospital/clinic in Mexico ... but because he expected them to try
and mimic procedures from the U.S. He is a big advocate of "less is
more" and does not like all the radical procedures that are employed
in American Hospitals. For instance. I probably would have been put
completely under in an US hospital. I would have been given heavy
narcotics for pain relief in the U.S. All which add up to a slow
The incision is smaller than my c-section -- about 3.5 inches wide.
After the surgery they gave us nothing to eat until 6 pm, and then
it was some hot tea and "cookies". :-) I was famished! I really felt
surprisingly well considering. I was expecting the pain I had after
my tubal ligation.
The nursing staff were great! One nurse spoke some English and
combined with my limited Spanish we were able to communicate pretty
well. Several of the nurses know a few words in English. They cannot
speak it but they do catch a word here or there and pretty much can
tell what you are saying.
All in all it was a great experience. I cannot recommend Dr. Perez
highly enough. My DH is a Chiropractor and has had a lot of medical
training. He was very impressed with the clinic and said that if we
lived closer he would want Dr. Perez to deliver our children. He
especially liked that they prescribe the minimum meds, and were not
as invasive as they could have been.
Also when we were checking out, Levi recapped the surgery and what
they found. He also pointed to a spot on the wall right next to the
Nursery where he said Dr. Perez is going to place the pictures of
all the reversal babies! How exciting! They are very proud of what
they are doing.
Levi has studied and worked in the US. My husband and he talked
briefly about the differences in treatment. My husband really
enjoyed meeting Dr. Perez and Levi.
All in all I have great hopes, and know that the Lord is using this
hospital to help women get back to they way He made them.