Thanks from Breech birth parents

June 4th 2009

Dear St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital Administrator,

I wanted to relay our birth and patient care experience at your hospital.

My wife and I had planned on a natural home birth. Unfortunately, our baby was frank breech, and despite trying all the baby turning methods, she remained breech.
We tried everything, Acupuncture, chiropractic techniques, even an External Cephalic Version (at St. Johns Pleasant Valley with Dr. Fischbein, incidentally) but nothing worked. And even though none of these methods seemed to work, and we were draining our pocket books trying everything under the sun, we were still determined to have a natural drug free vaginal birth.

We were lucky enough to find Dr. Fischbein, who after many tests and evaluations determined that, with his expertise, my wife was a good candidate for a vaginal breech birth.

As it so happens Dr. Fischbein is one of very few doctors that have the experience and skill to perform a breech birth. Even though our home birth could not happen, we were thrilled to have the option of a natural birth. Dr. Fischbein, along with the help of his midwives, was able to deliver our beautiful daughter. We knew we were in very skilled and capable hands. Our birth experience was wonderful thanks to the nurses, midwives and Dr. Stuart Fischbein, at St. Johns Pleasant Valley.

As I understand, many hospitals will not allow breech births. We are so glad that St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital is progressive enough and values patient choice to have allowed Dr. Fischbein to perform a breech delivery. After the successful birth of our beautiful daughter, the nursing staff took terrific care of us. We are so incredibly grateful to Dr. Fischbein and the staff at your hospital. We were so impressed with the care we received.

With much gratitude,

Jeff and Martinique Lin (and daughter Lexington Lin)