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#1 caroldiem

Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

Hi girls,

My lovely new OB mainly delivers at Norwest private, i have never been there before and have heard mixed reviews. he also delivers at the SANS a hospital i am very familiar with , i am not a huge fan i don't think the midwives are that crash hot and when i had my DD there 5 years ago i was not impressed with the lactation consultant massive cow....but i am familiar with the sans and know what to expect although Michael was born sleeping there so i know walking through those doors again will bring back a lot of sadness and emotions etc

Please let me know your opinions on which hospital to pick

#2 Unatheowl

Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

I had both mine at the San, however, if you have such bad memories then don't go back.

A close friend of ours had both Hers at norwest private and totally recommended it.  As a matter of fact, a lot of my MIL's friends are midwives and they actually work at both hospitals too. Perhaps that doesn't not help you so much but these ladies are lovely I can assure you.

#3 caroldiem

Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

Thanks Unatheowl my Ob was saying it's different to the sans but i should check it out he said a change is as good as a holiday and i think he's right i am mainly leaning towards Norwest private so i don't have that reminder of michael's loss when it's time  and i don't have to bump into my old OB.....our last conversation was not pleasant i gave him a peace of my mind!!!!!!

Really need to update my blog next week and put it all there

#4 Unatheowl

Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

You can always go for a visit there and see if it is a place that feels right to you.  I couldn't imagine going back to a place which was associated with such bad memories.  You shouldn't have to.

#5 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:56 PM

Hi, I had DS at norwest in 2010 and I'm due to have this one in march at norwest again. I can't rave highly enough about it. Accomodation was great, food was great, partners can stay if you want, there is a nursing room which I would go to for every breastfeed and always has a midwife on duty to help with feeding issues.

Their scn was also great so were the nurses who worked in there. I rang the midwives the other night as I was worried about something and they told me to go on in and were wonderful just to put my mind at ease.



#6 opethmum

Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Norwest is fab, i had my two kid there totally great place. awesome night support and the staff are really attentive. loved the place.

#7 caroldiem

Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

Thanks loving the positive feedback about norwest original.gif

Looks like that's where i will be booking in original.gif

#8 thelms

Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Another fan of Norwest. I had a wonderful experience.

#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:19 AM

I know a few midwives at the SAN and a few friends that have delivered there - very positive feedback from them

#10 caroldiem

Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

Hi girls,

Thanks for the feedback i actually decided to go back to the SANS, i have had both my babies there and i know the midwives and i am very comfortable with the hospital, even though my 2nd birth was under very tragic circumstances i still had a very positive experience.....

I am very happy with my decision and my new OB confirmed that in his opinion the SANS is the best hospital out of the 3 private hospitals in our area original.gif

#11 Wishing2011

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Do you mind me asking who you are seeing? I'm hoping to go to Norwest private but haven't booked an OB yet..
I have had plenty of friends who have delivered there and they loved it.

#12 caroldiem

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

Hi Wishing2011 I would be more then happy to recommend my OB to you I will message you original.gif

#13 Wishing2011

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

thank you original.gif

#14 Natttmumm

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Good choice. I had mine at the San and I'm going back again. Great hospital and nice staff.
The same lactation consultant is there this that was there 5 years ago. I found her ok.



#15 caroldiem

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Nattmum - Really oh no it was exactly 5 years ago i had my daughter there well in 6 months and I found the lactation consultant to be a down right cow fortunately i worked it out with help from midwives in my local area and i breastfeed for 8 months luckily this time around i know what to do original.gif.
I agree in general i love the hospital and the staff i feel safe there

#16 Lainskii

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

The SAN have two lactation consultants that I know of and both have been ok to me.

They are building a new maternity building there but I don't think it is going to be ready until the end of this year. The one there is still good as part of it was renovated in 2010.

Both my babies were born there and the staff are lovely, especially the SCN staff. If we ever decide to have a third I would definitely go back.  I really liked the food and free pay tv/wi-fi was great (with bubs in special care I had time to kill and no crying baby)

Edited by Lainskii, 02 January 2013 - 09:18 PM.


#17 caroldiem

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

When it was time to leave the hospital without my baby Michael the lovely nurse gave me a big hug and told me to come back in 2014 because there new maternity wing will be open and there will be water birthing (Something i have always wanted)...............BUT we don't get to choose when our babies come and this is the end of the road for me if this pregnancy doesn't work out i am done and if it does that would be so AMAZING!!! would be truly a miracle

#18 sandy_1985

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

Hope you don’t mind caroldiem me posting here....thought I’d get some thoughts while this tread has viewers!

Hi ladies! DH and I are TTTC #2 a little later and I was hoping you ladies could share your OB experiences? I’m thinking in order of Hospital preference: Norwest, Westmead Public (as private patient) and Westmead Private.

I so dearly want a VBAC and it’s been just over 3 years since my last c/section.

PMs on OB would be great!!!
Thank you in advance  biggrin.gif

#19 kay11

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

You could ask your ob as to which they prefer. I also did the tours and ended up booking based on which one felt right to me (and was also the closest and also the one my ob preferred). Westmead Private from memory didn't have a night nursery, whereas Norwest did but that may have changed. I'm not sure.

#20 Cherry28

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

thank you ladies, even tho it wasn't my question i was curious about some opinions about Norwest, thinking it will be my choice.




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