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#1 Oh My......

Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:19 PM


Wondering if anyone has gone through the catch program at Woden hospital and how they found it? We have our first appt on Friday.


Where is the best place to park to get to the new women's and children's part of the hospital?

#2 eskimoo

Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

Can't comment on the CATCH program as apparently I didn't make the cut!! (We're due the same day original.gif)

For parking, the only real option is the multistory unless you are very lucky in getting a 1hr park behind the National Capital Hospital (but you're appointment will probably take longer than this).
I'm not sure if you can park near the school without the chance of being booked either...

The entrance to the hospital is right down near the school so its easier to walk along the outside of the building rather than get lost in the building original.gif

I'm not sure who planned having the parking so far from Maternity, but it must've been a man wink.gif

Good luck!

#3 Readee

Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

I went through the catch program (had baby in June) and I loved it!

I didn't actually get in until my third trimester, and ended up having a different midwife at the birth but I still thought it was fantastic. For me the best part was that your midwife could do home visits daily for up to two weeks following the birth. My birth went really well, but we did have some problems with breast feeding so this help at home was just so valuable.

As PP said closet parking would be behind the National Capital Hospital, but if that's full then your only other option would be the big new multistory. Just make sure you go early so you have time to look for a park / walk from your park.

Happy to answer any other questions you think of  original.gif

#4 Oh My......

Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:19 PM

Thankyou. Had my first appt today and it seems great. Apart from totally getting lost finding their offices laughing2.gif . Midwife was lovely.

Readee did you have to pay for scans? (if you got extra ones)

#5 livvie7586

Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE (Shhhh @ 19/10/2012, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thankyou. Had my first appt today and it seems great. Apart from totally getting lost finding their offices laughing2.gif . Midwife was lovely.

Readee did you have to pay for scans? (if you got extra ones)

i had my first antenatal clinic visit at the hospital yesterday, and it is a bit of a maze finding the place (luckily i can book all my appointments in phillip from now on in)

#6 james5

Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:38 PM

I not know much about it.so i do not comment.

#7 Readee

Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

I did have one extra scan at around 30 weeks to check on a low lying placenta. I'm pretty sure that scan was bulk billed. All my earlier scans were before I got into the catch program. I also had a lot of extra appointments and tests due to high blood pressure and I don't ever remember having to pay for anything.

I did most of my antenatal appointments at phillip or tuggeranong and it is heaps easier than trying to park at the hospital!

#8 LunaMombie

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

There's a few child & family health centres you can do appointments at - not sure where you are, but there's one in Gungahlin, Holt, Tuggernong, not sure about phillip.  Just remember these ones but you can ask them what the nearest one is when you make your next appointment.  I'm going through birth centre and so far have paid for all scans.  Had 2 early ones, then the 12 week NT which I bought to my first appointment and the 20 week morphology.  Actually my midwife was away so think I saw her first just after the morphology scan.  As for later ones don't know, none needed so far, but I've been told TCH basically only handles scans for high risk or emergency.

#9 Oh My......

Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

Bubble11 - Can I be rude and ask where you did the scans and how much?
The hospital is doing my 20week scan, but I also need monthly scans after. I am going to ask if they will do follow on scans.

#10 ~4's enough 4 me~

Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

If FMU is doing your 20 week scan then they will continue to do them for you and all will be bulk billed.


#11 Oh My......

Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:42 AM

Thankyou :-)

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