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Anybody had a c'section at RHH lately?


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#1 Ness75

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

How did you find the care?
Did you get messed around with admission dates?
Did you have to share a room?

When my friend had her baby i was appalled by the thoughtlessness of visitors of the lady in the next bed and i am sure that there would be worse than them at times. I couldn't bare trying to deal with  major surgery and a new baby under those circumstances.

#2 Ness75

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

QUOTE (NFP @ 03/02/2013, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How did you find the care?
Did you get messed around with admission dates?
Did you have to share a room?

When my friend had her baby i was appalled by the thoughtlessness of visitors of the lady in the next bed and i am sure that there would be worse than them at times. I couldn't bare trying to deal with  major surgery and a new baby under those circumstances.

Wow nobody at all?

#3 Montro

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

Not me, but a friend has had 2 elective c-sections at the RHH, not recently, but I thought I'd share her experiences.  I called her yesterday for the following information.

First baby:  She was in a room by herself for 1 day, until another woman came in and she ended up going home early because of this woman.  She had visitors from 7.30am until 9.30pm, all day, every day (for a period of 3 days.)  At the time, there was a visiting US navy ship in port, and her partner even brought in a couple of sailors to see the new baby!  She would have up to 9 visitors at a time.  Beds were separated by curtains and even with curtains drawn, she had very little privacy as, due to the fact she had so many visitors at any one time, they would press against the curtain, and it would open a bit.  She ended up talking to the sailors in the end.  Complaints to staff fell on deaf ears.

Second baby:  Much better; private room which made all the difference.

Even though I didn't visit her (I don't live in Tasmania) I have no doubt as to what she says as her mum, whom I also know, gave me the same story and from speaking with her, I know how distressed she was about her first birth.  She was so hoping the second would be better, and it was.

No, she wasn't messed around with dates.  They were booked in and that was that.  She was also first cab off the rank on the day, so didn't have to wait around too long.  She was happy with the care, apart from the first birth when the physiotherapist wanted to start her on leg lifts one hour after the birth.  She had to also request pain relief (self-administered morphine for the first birth.)  For the second birth, Panadeine Forte was the pain relief offered.  She can't remember too much about pain relief immediately after the second birth.

She's not having any more children, but did say she would go back to the RHH but would request a private room.

She thinks she was just really unlucky with the mother she shared with.

Edited by Montro, 04 February 2013 - 07:50 AM.


#4 Ness75

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE (Montro @ 04/02/2013, 08:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not me, but a friend has had 2 elective c-sections at the RHH, not recently, but I thought I'd share her experiences.  I called her yesterday for the following information.


Thank you so much for all that information. I really appreciate it.




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