OK, here's the deal. The facilities are run-down, the wait is sometimes long, the clientele diverse, the atmosphere downscale. But you will get the best OB care in the city at this unlikely place. If you are a pregnant woman who wants to participate in your own care, rather than be alternately scared and "rescued" by condescending "experts", THIS IS THE PLACE. If you want to be treated with respect and with joyful anticipation of your impending birth, rather than clinically managed as a problem waiting to happen, the wait here is worth it. All of the midwives and OBs are fantastic. I have to give special mention to Dr. Laura Norrell, who directs the place, and who makes sure that every birth is special. They have a full range of services here, but they practice a low intervention model of care which results in a very low c-section rate. So if avoiding an unnecessary c-section is high on your list of priorities, come to St Luke's. They may not have fancy pink couches and efficient assembly-line appointments, but they are head and shoulders above the rest where it really counts.
Pros: Wonderful caring kind respectful intelligent compassionate care, low c-section rate
Cons: Waiting room time, un-fancy facilities