Ratings for Dr. John W. Birsner
I don't suggest Birsner if you want a low intervention birth. Had appt the day before labor started. He told me he would be at the hospital until 5 pm the following day. I arrived at the hospital at 8 cm about 1:30 (1st baby). Hospital staff could not find him. He had left hospital early w/o telling staff. They called Dr. Lai to come in. Lai was angry that he had to cover for him and yelled at me asking me why "I" called him to deliver me. I had only been pushing for 15 minutes when Lai tells me I'm going to tear horribly if he does not do an episiotomy (7 lb. baby). He frightened me so much I consented. He cut me into my rectum and then yanked my placenta out. I hemmoraged horribly and had a long and difficult recovery. Looking back I believe he forced episiotomy so he could get out quickly on a Friday afternoon. Looking back I am convinced i would not have torn, but simply needed a birth attendant willing to wait a few minutes. Stay away from Birsner and Lai.
Dr. John W. Birsner's Credentials
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- Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans (Grad. 1975)
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