Jump to content

Help mercy Heidelberg ob pm request
Help I need an ob


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#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 ..





3 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Britain's youngest parents: mother 12, father 13

A 12-year-old schoolgirl and her 13-year-old boyfriend are believed to have become Britain?s youngest parents, after the birth of their baby girl earlier this week.

When Prince George met Bilby George

Prince George has met an Aussie marsupial named after him in his first official engagement in Australia.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Pregnant woman dies after doctor removes ovary instead of appendix

When a UK woman went to hospital suffering appendicitis, doctors mistakenly removed her healthy ovary - with tragic consequences.

The milestones I can't wait to celebrate

Nothing can beat the feeling of witnessing that first smile, first step and first word - but here's a list of 'firsts' I'm really looking forward to now.

How you develop in your baby's first year

Just as babies undergo rapid growth as they learn and change in their first year, we?re learning and changing quickly as parents, too. Don?t underestimate the developmental stages you go through when you have a baby.

Can you make your baby smarter even before birth?

A product new to Australia claims to help babies be born "as intelligent as possible", but not all experts agree on the benefits of educating babies while still in the womb.

How a mother's love helped unearth the skills of an autistic savant

Autistic savant Ping Lian Yeak, a prodigious artist who has had his work shown all over the world, couldn't have done it without the support and love of his proud mum.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

A tiny heart: a baby?s death gives life to another

Simon Alexander Garcia lived only one brief hour. But somewhere, a little girl?s heart is beating today because of him.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Why is childbirth still such a pain?

The options given to women to help them cope in labour have barely changed in years.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Ideas for recording baby milestones

Get the props, lights and camera ready to record the milestone moments in your baby's first months and years. Tip: set a reminder in your phone (or jot it in a calendar) to make sure you remember it every month.

From penis amputation to fatherhood

After a botched circumcision as a child, Mike Moore was left without a penis. Years later, and after meeting the right surgeon, he was able to become a dad - naturally.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Your baby's first shoes, made with your own hands

Imagine someone saying to you, "Your baby?s shoes are magnificent, where?d you get them?" And you reply, "Oh, these? I made them."

Mother bites off pit bull's ear to save toddler

What would you do if your child was being attacked by a vicious dog? One mother recently had to learn the hard way.

Couple dies 15 hours apart after 70 years of marriage

A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

Behind the scenes of Kate and George's cuddly photo

Every face is partially obscured, but there's no denying the happiness and love in the faces of the royal mum and bub.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Your baby?s developmental roadmap

Caring for your new baby can feel like driving along a dark highway without a GPS: you know your destination ? a happy, healthy human being ? but you?re not sure whether you?re heading in the right direction.

Breaking out of the isolation of motherhood

There can be many reasons for mummy isolation ? and you don?t have to be a new mother to feel like you're often doing it all alone. Here, mums share their stories of feeling isolated, and what they do to try to break out of it.

The billionaire baby with $10,000 worth of prams

When money is no object you can go all out when it comes to baby transportation, as this billionaire socialite has shown.

Medication helps depressed mums to breastfeed

Breastfeeding mums are often told their medication may pass into their milk, but a new study suggests the benefits of taking antidepressants are greater than any risks to baby.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
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.