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#1 Jeanie3000

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Hi - How soon do you need to book a place to have the baby. I have not even really thought about this. Thought it was a bit early but maybe not...?


#2 IsolaBella

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

If you are going private NOW.

My OB and Hospital are booked out by 5wks PG.

#3 elizabethany

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

It depends on what type of birthing option you are choosing.  Many Private OB's, Hospitals and Birthing centres book out very quickly (some less than 6 weeks pregnant).  If you want basic public, they do clinics starting from 12 - 20 weeks (depending on the hospital), so it is recommended you book in before then.

#4 againagain

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

Definitely book right away of you would like a family birth centre or a private hospital. Most of the larger public hospitals don't fill up as fast, so you have time for those. Pays to ring around and see what individual places say.

#5 Justaduck

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

I found out I was pregnant at night time. Called up the next morning. Not sure that it mattered in the end as way too many babies were born at the hospital at the same time (I went private) and the care was shocking!

#6 Tiger-lily

Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

I had no idea that private OBs booked so quickly! my DR never mentioned this. I am going back in on the 25th for 8 week blood tests and to get my referral hopefully it's not all booked out!

Edited by Tiger-lily, 08 January 2013 - 02:06 PM.


#7 Futureself

Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 08/01/2013, 10:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My OB and Hospital are booked out by 5wks PG.

Same here, I overheard my OB's rooms turn someone away ay 5 weeks 4 days as she was already booked out for that month. So as soon as humanely possible is my answer OP!

#8 IsolaBella

Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

Tiger Lilly you can book OB without referral, you just need one when you first visit them. So book now, get referral from Dr later.



#9 Tiger-lily

Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 08/01/2013, 02:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tiger Lilly you can book OB without referral, you just need one when you first visit them. So book now, get referral from Dr later.



Just did this phew! I feel better now lol first appointment with him is 30th jan 5 days after I will have my referral letter.

#10 TinyTeddys

Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

I've already booked into the birth centre....have been told for BC's you pretty much need to do it once you've POAS!

#11 Jeanie3000

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

Thanks for the advice. I have my hubby onto liaising with the insurance company to see what is covered and then booking us into one that my OBs delivers at.

Anyone been to Epworth Freemason’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Maternity Hospital, Frances Perry House or the Royal Women’s Hospital?

#12 CHROMI44

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

Im not sure about public but if you are going with a private OB I would book it now.. they can only accept so many babies per month of delivery and the good ones book out really fast..

as soon as i got my hpt positive i booked in, you dont need the referal till your actual appt so i figured i would be safe

#13 T_Baby

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

I just booked in my first OB appointment for 31 Jan, feel so relieved that I'm with who I was reccomended!!!

#14 hanz33

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

I live in Toowoomba and my Doc said I needed to book in before 6 weeks pregnant otherwise I would need to go to a different hospital and this wasn't private.


#15 Aspiring2BaGiraffe

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE (hanz33 @ 10/01/2013, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I live in Toowoomba and my Doc said I needed to book in before 6 weeks pregnant otherwise I would need to go to a different hospital and this wasn't private.


I am in Toowoomba too. I have booked my first appt with the OB Dr Cerqui on recommendations from friends. I'm at the Dr now getting a referral. Tomorrow I'm going to St Vincent's to book in. Don't want to miss out!

#16 novakf

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

I have booked in at the RPA Birth Centre. My first appointment with the midwives there is not until late March. Seems so far away!

#17 bec_1108

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:02 AM

Gosh! I want to use my friend's OB at the SAN. Guess my friend will be the first to know! Seems kind of weird making an appointment now. I won't have my blood results to confirm the pregnancy until mid next week. Did you guys wait until you had the confirmation before you booked, or was a positive POAS enough?

#18 Natttmumm

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

As soon as I got the positive test result I booked. My Obyn is booked out now even if you call right away.

Mine is at the San and no I wouldn't wait. You can always cancel. They are really busy and booked

#19 Ritaroo

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:11 AM

QUOTE (The_Copleys @ 10/01/2013, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am in Toowoomba too. I have booked my first appt with the OB Dr Cerqui on recommendations from friends. I'm at the Dr now getting a referral. Tomorrow I'm going to St Vincent's to book in. Don't want to miss out!


I'm in Dalby but having the bub in Toowoomba. I've got Dr Cerqui all booked in but better get onto the hospital!

#20 hanz33

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

QUOTE (The_Copleys @ 10/01/2013, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am in Toowoomba too. I have booked my first appt with the OB Dr Cerqui on recommendations from friends. I'm at the Dr now getting a referral. Tomorrow I'm going to St Vincent's to book in. Don't want to miss out!


I'm going public -  I was going private we have private health cover but I'm scared of the higher rate of C sections and inductions etc. :/ but I have heard of bad things about the base as well. Have you heard any opinions on either hospital?

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#21 password123

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

It's pretty much 'bonk and book' for the Canberra hospital birth centre!

#22 IsolaBella

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

QUOTE (bec_1108 @ 13/01/2013, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gosh! I want to use my friend's OB at the SAN. Guess my friend will be the first to know! Seems kind of weird making an appointment now. I won't have my blood results to confirm the pregnancy until mid next week. Did you guys wait until you had the confirmation before you booked, or was a positive POAS enough?



Never had bloods to confirm PG. Dr asked if I had POAS (multiple times) and gives OB referral. OB only takes bookings from day AF is due though (chronic early tester). This was the process for all three of my PGs.

Eta: I came in from we are discussing.

#23 PotatoScallop

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

I booked an OB today, I have an appointment for the 12th of March. I'll be 12w6d by then, it feels so late... Does anyone else have first appointments this late?

#24 T_Baby

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Jessica Violet, it's my first too so also feel a bit clueless. I'm booked in for my dating scan next Sat 26th and then booke din with the OB on 31 Jan, I should be about 7 1/2 weeks by then. The OB was going away for the 2 weeks early feb and the receptionist told me she thought I should go in to see him before he left, rather than when he came back.
Did they tell you to wait that long for a first appointment or did you request it?

#25 sleepyerin

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

My last OB didn't see patients before 12 weeks and the one I'm going with this time doesn't see you before 10 weeks, or 13 weeks if it's not your first baby, or if you are happy to wait and already know about early screening tests.




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