Jump to content

Catch program canberra hospital


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Oh My......

Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

Hi,

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

And

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 WakingUpTired

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.

HTH


#11 Oh My......

Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:42 AM

Thankyou :-)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

We can reduce gender inequality in housework – here’s how

Women shoulder the time-intensive and routine tasks - and they're also more likely to do the least enjoyable tasks like scrubbing the toilets versus washing the car.

Is it okay to reward children with food?

Does giving children food as a reward turn them into emotional eaters?

Exhausted mums share their 'sleepy selfies'

Two photos of mums have shown the world the physical impact of exhaustion in all its frazzled glory.

How to tell a million people: 'We're Having a Baby!'

Pregnancy announcement videos have become so popular they're becoming businesses all their own, with YouTube compilations, Pinterest pages and morning television segments.

The new family holiday: the maternitymoon

It's an idea that makes some people feel excited, while others shudder at the increased difficulty.

Mum's instinct busts hospital protocol

A terrifying car crash that left Danni Bett lying in hospital in a neck-brace wasn't enough to stop her from breastfeeding.

Mum shares pic of Gordon Ramsay's baby doppelganger

A Welsh couple have realised their newborn has a striking resemblance to a certain celebrity chef.

Photographer's charming photos of son's adventures with his toy truck

An adorable toddler and his toy truck in a photo series that'll melt your heart.

Do you hide your emotions from your kids?

I want my children to grow up and know it's okay to feel strong emotion and to display it. Vulnerability and imperfection do not equal weakness.

My in-laws snubbed our wedding

For your own husband's parents not to come to your wedding is an utter embarrassment.

Teenage boy has foetus removed from stomach

A teenage boy has undergone surgery to remove a foetus, complete with hair, legs, hands and genitals, removed from his stomach.

Your one-year-old is more creative than you might think

Even one-year-olds can be very exploratory, experimental and creative.

Researchers claim controlled crying 'does no harm'

The short and long term consequences of controlled crying are under the spotlight with new Australian research suggesting no harm results from the practice.

The pain of teething

If the tooth fairy takes teeth away, it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.

Henry, 3, had a tummy ache. Within hours he was dead

Three-year-old Henry died in February this year, just a few hours after falling ill.

Husband shot obstetrician who saw wife naked

A Saudi man has been arrested after shooting the male obstetrician who delievered his baby because he was unhappy the doctor had seen his wife naked.

This 6-month-old just became 'the youngest water-skier'

First, baby Zyla tried her trick on cushy, beige carpet.

The bedtime bottle: will it really make your baby sleep?

How often have you been told "Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep"? But does it work?

Why new mum Anne Hathaway cried at the gym

She might be a Hollywood superstar, but the gorgeous Anne Hathaway feels just as self-conscious as other new mums trying to get back in shape after having a baby.

An intimate story of infertility, told from a man's perspective

In a moving 3000-word Facebook post, Dan Majesky has shared a painful journey of infertility, with a big surprise at the end.

Does this photo offend you?

Facebook has come under fire after banning an ad featuring Tess Holliday, a plus-sized model, wearing a bikini.

Baby boy's birth filled with joy and sadness

It was a moment filled with joy but tinged with sadness. 

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.