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#1 Mumma_G

Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

Just wondering if any of you have thought where you will deliver your babes.

I have my name down at our local birth centre for their case load program, it sounds like I am already in providing that everything goes well but if for some reason I miss out I am thinking of going public but hiring a pirate midwife, thankfully where we live that is an option and they have practising rights at our local hospital.

#2 miss-petal

Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

I'll be going private. My OBGYN works out of one particular private hospital on the Gold Coast so that'll be where I go. I'm quite glad honestly, I've heard some horror stories from the QLD public system.

#3 Mumma_G

Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

I went public for DS 5 years ago because we didnt have private health, thankfully we didnt have any issues. We did look into going private and paying upfront but decided against it when they told us if there were any complication they'd pop me in ambulance and take me to the nearest public hospital anyway (teaching hospital with better equipment). I MC earlier this year and did my research up here. The information I got seemed to be the same. We only have 1 private and 1 public hospital and again it is a teaching hospital. Which is why we have decided that to go through the BC and Private midwife if that isnt available. I like that should I need it the cover is there but I am hoping not to have to use it. The other thing i dont like is our local private hospital and the ob/gyns that practise seem to have a preference toward c-sections and the rate is well above the state average which in itself is ridiculously high.

#4 living_bravely

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:31 PM

I will be delivering at Mater Mothers Private in Brisbane.  I had DD there and my Ob works from there and I loved it!  Had the best experience with my C-section there.  Just beautiful!  I will be VBACing this time and I am so looking forward to it!  (crazy right! hehe!)biggrin.gif

I actually had my heart set on home birth with DD.  Then decided it would stress me out to much as I am pretty highly strung and would be worrying the entire time something would go wrong.  I then thought I would look in to the birth centre at RBH, but that is a ballot system that you don't find out if you get in until about 16 weeks and in the case that I didn't get in, the Ob I would have wanted would have been booked out.  Again, I am highly strung and a massive planner so that situation stressed me out as well.  So I booked in with a very pro natural birth Ob (who I love)  Luckily I didn't attempt a home birth as our daughter was breech with one leg up and one leg down.  A natural birth would have resulted in dislocated hips at the very least.  Little monkey still had shallow hips and had a little brace on from about 3days old until 6 weeks.  All sorted out now though.

#5 leebec

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

I'm going private at Kareena Private at Caringbah in Sydney. We can go to either there or St George Private but Kareena is only 15 mins from our house and the parking is so much easier. I had an Ob picked at each hospital and gave my husband the final say. Kareena was my preference. It will be so much easier for my husband as he won't be having anytime off when bub/s are born as we have our own business. He will have day of off as I will be having a c-section so we will know date but he will come after he finishes each day so Kareena is much better for him.

#6 ~*bumblebee*~

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

The only option here where I live is one Ob at the local hospitial. I will be having a c-sec (no choice here I'm afraid) and feel I'd like a obs like I did with DD however the closest place is Canberra which is a good 2-2.5 hr round trip which will be a PITA. But you have to do what you have to do hey.

I am still thinking about my local hospitial once my questions are asked I'll be able to make my decision.

Now I just have to pick my obs.

#7 ChickyMumma

Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

I will have the same OB managing this pregnacy as I had for my boys.

We are public, will either deliver vaginally at our local hospital (almost 2 hour drive) scary thought with 6 and 4 hour labours. Both assisted and resusitation for DS2.

OR in the event of a CS we will either stay with our local hospital or Womens and Childrens in Adelaide. It will depend on babies size and any risks in pregnancy.

#8 julies1980

Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

lucky i rang the local hospital (public) near me as they said they are very full for july, so they are sending out paperwork out today.... and get back to the asap otherwise i have to go the other side of town which is a 40 min drive  ffear.gif ....
coming from a country town to a city to have a baby.. i'll choose the closer one thanks....

the other reason is that private or public is really the same and the local hospital has just been done up in maternity which is even better.  eexcite.gif  if i have issues i would go private but i only had labour issues (emg c Section) im going public.

#9 Speshelle

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

I'm so relieved to be booked at the Werribee Mercy (public patient). They have been in the media recently for knocking back heaps of women despite recently doubling their capacity.

My first daughter was born there and the care was fantastic. I ended up staying 5 days, in the labour suite with my husband.

Its shared care between the midwives and the Ob. When labouring it was 1 midwife to 1 patient. Couldn't have felt more safe. I also struggled with breastfeeding and the lactation consultants were right on it, including 2 breast feeding day stays after being discharged.

I am very happy with my decision


#10 Starposs

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

We live in east Gippsland, Victoria which is 3.5 hours away from Melbourne. We don't have a private hospital. Our local hospital is 20 minutes away, however because I'm a high risk pregnancy (I have systemic lupus), I can't give birth there. Initially with my first pregnancy, my rheumatologist sent me to Monash in Clayton and I saw Dr Tippett. Had to go there once a month, until 20 weeks then was meant to go every fortnight but because my pregnancy was going so well and everytjing was much better than expected they said I could have baby at Sale Hospital (an hour away). I saw a private Ob, but went public at hospital. It was fantastic. I would live to be able to have this bub at our local hospital but my rheumi won't allow it so providing everything goes well, ill be having this one at sale hospital too. If there are any complications ill be sent to Monash again. Fingers crossed all goes as smoothly as it did the first time.

#11 mindy81

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

Hey guys,
Congrats on all the wonderful expected August babies! I am due to have #4 on 7th August. I have just moved to East Gippsland last month. Will be going public at Bairnsdale Hospital original.gif I had all my other bubbas in regional public hospitals and had really good experiences!



#12 satiress

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

I'll be having bubs at the same hospital as my other 3 with the same ob. So that's North Shore Private in Sydney original.gif

#13 steffijade81

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

If all ends up well with this pregnancy we will be going privately. Im high risk and have to have a c section. My DD was footling breech, so one leg down the birth canal pressing on the cord. Very scary experience I do not wish to have repeated so hopefully things go smootly this time.

#14 Izzibeach

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

Hi everyone,

This is my first and I will be going private and having it at St John of God Subi.

I can't believe how early you have to book to get into a Ob, when I called she said I would just get in.

Edited by Izzibeach, 07 December 2012 - 09:17 PM.


#15 LO123

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hi Ladies, I will be going to Norwest Private. Same as my first, I just hope my Ob is actually there this time....

#16 LumpySpacePrincess

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

Im booked in at flinders medical centre at their midwifery led birthing centre. They hav a midwifery group practice so i will see the same midwife at each appt and they hav the birthing suites set up like bedrooms with birthing tubs and queen beds to make it more comfortable. I went thru the midwifery group practice at the womans and childrens with DD and i liked the idea but didnt hav a very good birthing experience due to having an incompetent midwife who allowed me to go nearly 4 weeks over and gave me castor oil which resulted in bub passing meconuim weeks prior to me going into labor and only after 3 days of labor did she suggest getting a doctor to break my water to get things progressing which ended in a c-section due to the high risk of bub ingesting the meconium. Im not zoned for that hospital this time thankfully and hav only heard great things about flinders midwifery group practice.

Edited by chloesmum2008, 07 December 2012 - 11:03 PM.


#17 knottygirl

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

QUOTE (living_bravely @ 03/12/2012, 12:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will be delivering at Mater Mothers Private in Brisbane. I had DD there and my Ob works from there and I loved it! Had the best experience with my C-section there. Just beautiful! I will be VBACing this time and I am so looking forward to it! (crazy right! hehe!) biggrin.gif


Im going to the mater mothers private too, i had both my sons their and they were really great!  Who is your ob living bravely?  I use dr cattanach

well im hoping to go there, havent booked in yet!

#18 abbieblue

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:49 AM

I just found out that our FS only delivers at Newcastle Private, so that looks to be where I'll be heading.  It's an hour drive from home which I'm concerned about - but we'll cross that bridge when we get there original.gif


QUOTE (leebec @ 03/12/2012, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm going private at Kareena Private at Caringbah in Sydney. We can go to either there or St George Private but Kareena is only 15 mins from our house and the parking is so much easier. I had an Ob picked at each hospital and gave my husband the final say. Kareena was my preference. It will be so much easier for my husband as he won't be having anytime off when bub/s are born as we have our own business. He will have day of off as I will be having a c-section so we will know date but he will come after he finishes each day so Kareena is much better for him.


Hi leebec, Just wondering out of curiousity which Ob you have picked at Kareena.  We have just moved from that area and I always thought I would be having my baby at Kareena - such a nice hospital & staff.



#19 briandrea

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:22 AM

I had both my children at the RBWH Birth Centre here is Brisbane. I considered a homebirth both times but both times the cost was too much (the BC is free apart from parking) and we were very seriously considering a homebirth for this baby but since we are losing about 3K on our canceling our flights (see my post in the main thread) thats over half what the homebirth would cost here so I doubt that will happen now. We'll see. I would really, really love to have my next baby at home surrounded by my family and children. It may be my last baby and I would love to have an even more special experience this time. Can't wait to give birth again!

#20 Smileyhappy

Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

Hopefully going to Kareena Hospital too Leebec. I did have DS at Sutherland (public) but have health insurance this time so will be good to compare the two experiences.

#21 Kbow

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (satiress @ 04/12/2012, 08:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll be having bubs at the same hospital as my other 3 with the same ob. So that's North Shore Private in Sydney original.gif



Hi! We're considering North Shore Private as well. We're just moved to Australia in June and this is our first baby, so all of this is very new to us. Can you tell me who your OB is? I have my appointment with a GP tomorrow so that I can get a referral.

Thanks!

#22 shelly1170

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

I delivered both my girls at North Shore Private.  Loved the hospital and my obs!

this time around is a bit tricky!  I have conceived via IVF in Thailand.  We are hoping to move back to Papua New Guinea in January, where we have lived for the last 2 1/2 years.  If we do, I will deliver at Cairns Base Hospital.

But there is always the possibility I will be somewhere else so  plans may change.

#23 Tarantara

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:36 AM

I am hoping to be able to go to the same hospital where I had my son. My OB was on holidays for my birth, and I'm hoping to be able to have the wonderful woman who actually did my delivery instead this time, but I'm not sure if she has patients as she is a mum with young kids.

I'm also going to need to do some quick scrambling to see if we can actually afford all the out of pocket expenses this time. Having been on mat leave for 12 months doesn't really help my finances.

#24 kazzy84

Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

I will be giving birth at Sutherland public, would have liked to go private but bubs caught us by surprise before we added pregnancy to our private health cover. Friends and family have given birth in sutherland public and all have had good experiences. My first appointment with the midwives is 13th Feb

#25 emelsy

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

I'm booked in to the birth centre at RPA.
Was booked there for DS but had to go to maternity ward because muconium (sp) in waters.
I'm thinking about hiring a doula.




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