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#1 Fifo1

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

Hi I just found out I am 6 weeks preg today 😀 however I don't know many mums in melb and desperately need advice on an ob for mercy Heidelberg. I have checked out the list and will be making phone calls tomorrow😀 but would be so great full if anyone with personal experience could pm me. Prity please I feel like I am just taking pot luck. I am going private due to a tragic family history with births but i assume my preg will be low risk. Well fingers crossed.
Thanks in advance

#2 zingy

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:07 AM

Hello

I had a very negative experience at the hospital you mention in August.

This time around I'm going Francis Perry House.

I can PM you if you would like more info about my experience but I don't want to freak you out...

#3 Lishyfips

Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

I've tried to send you a PM but for some reason it keeps bringing up an error message when I hit send. If you can pm me, I'll send you the name of the Ob I saw whose office is at the Mercy.
He is very highly regarded* and I found him friendly enough, not patronising, and he made eye contact (some specialists don't!). His name seemed to carry a bit of weight at the hospital - I swear, people in other departments made sure test results were ready and scans booked when he wanted them because of his status at the hospital. (Quite a different experience to what I'm going through now as a public patient trying to get an 18-20 week scan appointment before I'm 22 weeks!)
* my friend is an Ob, says the one I saw decides which doctors make the ob/gyn training program.
I've had two babies at the hospital you're considering - one private and one public. Both times I've been so impressed with the staff at the hospital, they are absolute stars the lot of them. I just felt so lucky to have gone there.

#4 cuddlebud

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Will pm you - had a great experience at the Mercy in July. In my opinion, well worth being a private patient for the extra days in hospital to rest, establish bf etc.

#5 Melanie_81

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Hello, I haven't been to the Mercy (but have a lot of friends who have and say its fantastic). My ob has consulting rooms at Northpark (about 15 mins north of the Mercy) but I'm pretty sure he treats private patients at the Mercy. He delievered my first and has just seen me through a miscarriage. Fantastic ob, you can pm me if you want his details. A friend of mine who also had her baby at Northpark, saw a different ob who in addition to running consulting rooms at Northpark, also does clinics at the Mercy, if you didn't want to travel. My friend said he was great too.

Its all very hard at the beginning! I remember calling obs all over the North east to see which one I liked. I chose mine in the end based on previous exp (I saw him as a gynae patient) and on the recommendation of another friend.


Good luck!

#6 mummydanielle84

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

can anyone let me know which mercy ob they have used and their costs, as well as the chances of getting a private room at mercy as a private patient

#7 Soontobegran

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

QUOTE (mummydanielle84 @ 07/01/2013, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
can anyone let me know which mercy ob they have used and their costs, as well as the chances of getting a private room at mercy as a private patient


You would be best to call the rooms of your possible Obstetricians as they may well have changed fee structures for the new year but private patients do get priority for postnatal single rooms so it would be most unlikely you would not be in a single room for all or most of your stay.

#8 mummydanielle84

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

any thoughts on the female obs whose rooms are based at mercy??

#9 ubermum

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

If you are low risk and are going to the Mercy, you will recieve fantastic specialist care with an Ob should you need it if you chose to go public.

#10 Melanie_81

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Hi Mummydanielle84, my ob and my friends ob both do the Mercy, however they are both male. PM me if you want their details. I had my baby at Northpark though, but in terms of cost for the ob, mine was about $240 first visit (includes a scan, medicare do give some back), about $90 each appt (get back some on medicare), $1800 preg management fee (some back on medicare) and an $800 fee (can't remember what its called, none back on medicare).

HTH

#11 icekool

Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

I pm'd you. Hope it worked.

#12 akkiandmalli

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:09 AM

I am on my fourth baby at the Mercy. As a public patient my care has been amazing.
My first birth began as PPROM and as I tested positive to GBS I had to be induced. after a long birth and failure to progress and a distressed DD i hade an emerg csec. recovery was quick and i was walking the next day.
my second birth was less traumatic arriving at hospital 8cm dialated and with in minutes was ready to. However this time I had a similar problem as the first with failure to progress however DS could be seen so using forceps he was born.
DS 2 birth was the best I could have hoped for in the circumstances. I wooke up at 18w3d and my waters had broken. the emergency staff were amazing and helped me to understand that my baby boy was not coming earthside. when arriving at the hospital the staff did an ultrasound and found he was still alive. they gave me a double room ( so DH could stay as well). I was given antibiotics as it was supected I had an infection. after i detailed ultrasound it was seen my DS had passed away. it was traumatic and sad. the staff however were amazing. every nurse, pastoral care, and doctor were sensitive tour needs and responded so well. i wouldnt be in such a great mental state now if it wasnt for them.DH organised an autopsy which found i had a large heamotoma on the placenta that had pulled the water bag away. it was a catalyst for the chain of events that followed.
this pregnancy i have been looked after with great care attending ob clinic every 3 weeks with every test performed and monitored. as much as it is annoying  as previously i did shared care) i know they are looking after me and my precious baby.
Good luck OP ..





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