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#1 Sept Baby

Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Hi there,

I'm in my first Trimester - 1st baby.

Wondering if any mums out there have thoughts on hospitals in Brisbane? And why you'd pick one over the other?

Im tossing up between The Wesley and The Mater...

Any experiences / thoughts you'd like to share?

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#2 Chaton

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:36 AM

I assume because the Wesley made your list, you're going private.  I have plenty of friends go public at Mater, and family have surgery there under private and couldn't fault them.  I've had a couple of friends have bubs at Wesley too but generally less positive experiences.  Nothing first hand myself though.

Since you're going private though, I would have thought you'd pick you OB first, because some will only deliver at one hospital or the other.

#3 Gambit la Feralé

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

I picked the Mater (My obstetrician pick was based on him delivering at the mater) because it has access to a NICU, so if anything went wrong, the baby would be in the same hospital as me.  If something went wrong at the Wesley, the baby would be moved to a different hospital.  (obviously things rarely go wrong and I'm a smidge paranoid)

My friend recently delivered at The Wesley and she said the service there was great, the midwives and nurses were all very helpful and the food was tasty!

#4 monkey2609

Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

Hi,

I am going public, but have had friends deliver at both hospitals. Not so recently, but in the last 2-5 years. Both have given good reviews of their private care. You will need to really look at picking your OB as they book out really quickly.... and they all have different pregnancy management fees to take into consideration. Some scan at each visit, some don't. Some charge extra for this and some don't. Some deliver at Wesley OR Mater or Greenslopes or Sunnybank etc

Personally, even though I only know 1 person who delivered via c-sect at Mater, I would probably go there for their extra access to public hospital facilities.

Hope this helps,

#5 bindy30

Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:15 AM

Hope you have got this sorted now but I delivered at the Wesley last year a very positive experience. I didn't have the most straightforward birth in the end and we avoided a emergency c section as OB was able to deliver our son with forceps and episitomy. There are many great OB's at the Wesley and we also found the midwives in the delivery area and on the ward excellent. The midwife who was with us for most of the day missed the birth of our son she called in on her next shift to meet him which was a nice touch.
I don't think could you go wrong with Mater either although no first had experience I have had friends deliver there and they had positive experiences.




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