Jump to content

Cabrini vs Waverley Private


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 tilley1019

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

Hi,

We are TTC number 2 and I am tossing up between the 2 hospitals.
I had DD at Cabrini in early 2012 and wasn't really thrilled with my experience (midwife on phone kept telling me it was too early to come in, when we finally got there I was having contractions at the desk while I had to pay my private health excess, they then treated me like I was over-reacting when they took me into delivery...and baby was born 30 minutes after arrival!)
I did think midwife care was a bit off as well, most nights the night nurse didn't come and introduce herself, 4 hours after birth I'm breastfeeding baby sitting in bed and nurse makes me get out of bed and sit in a chair to do it!
Writing this down, I really don't think fondly of my time in Cabrini...

I did love my OB from first time around, and she delivers at both. Do I stick with what I know, or give Waverley a go?
Does anyone know if Waverley is strict with visitors? I was inundated at Cabrini and would have loved some help kicking people out.

Has anyone delivered recently at Cabrini and had a different experience?

Thanks.

#2 Luckygirl2

Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

Hi,
I had both my boys at Cabrini. 1st one in 2010 and 2nd in Aug 2012. I tossed up whether to give Waverley a try 2nd time around as my OB delivers at both also. I wasnt unhappy with Cabrini the first time around I was just going to try Waverley as it was that little bit closer to home.
We did a tour of Waverley and it seem really lovely and the midwives and staff were great and I had only heard really good thing about the hospital.
The only thing I wasnt sure about and didn't really feel comfortable with is that they don't have 24hr theatre staff they are on call same goes for anesthetist. That was only a concern for me as my first was emergency CS.
Cabrini is a bigger hospital and the staff are there 24hrs should you need them in a hurry.
I have been generally happy with my care at Cabrini and should I have another baby I would return.
Don't forget next time around you wont be a first time mum so its just different.
Every hospital has its good and bad and every hospital has the one dreaded midwife floating around original.gif
Hope 2nd time around will be a better experince for you where ever you decide to go.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win a Springfree Trampoline!

Click now for your chance to WIN a Springfree Trampoline (R54 Compact Round) plus Australia-wide delivery ? valued up to $1774!

Midwife's hand inside birth canal for 90 minutes saves baby's life

Baby Emelia's arrival into the world wasn't exactly smooth sailing.

Melbourne - get your FREE tickets!

Register now for your free ticket (valued at $20) for the Melbourne Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores.

It's really hard work, baby, but still worth it

You are over it and you want to know, is this all worth it?

Vitamin K injections: what you need to know

Why do babies need vitamin K after birth? Here's what you need to know.

Mum's emotional letter on last day of maternity leave

A heartfelt letter from a mum to her nine-week-old son has a struck a chord with working mothers everywhere.

What I learnt after having six miscarriages

Experiencing recurrent miscarriage is like entering an endless dark tunnel. Once you enter that tunnel it is a fight from start to finish

Recall issued for popular brand of baby biscuits

You will want to check your cupboard and give these the flick, after a recall was issued this week.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

See Pinky McKay live - for FREE

Pinky will be speaking daily at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show, Melbourne, 28-30 April. Free tickets now!

 

Last chance for free tickets

See Pinky McKay live - for FREE

Pinky will be speaking daily at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show, Melbourne, 28-30 April. Free tickets now!

 
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.