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#1 jplumb

Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:44 AM

Has anyone recently given birth at Queanbeyan hospital via elective c section? Am looking at my options and I am struggling to find updated information.

I have read it’s for low risk births so do they even do elective c sections?
If so as it is shared care with the GP ob, do they perform the c section or do they bring in a specialist?


#2 jplumb

Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:51 AM

Feel free to pm me with any info on Drs too please! Does anyone know if Dr O’Rourke have practising rights at Queanbeyan hospital? Or any other private OBs?

#3 jplumb

Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:06 AM

Thank you for your reply! I will look into those groups. just from reading some reviews online I thought this may be the case. I did have my heart set on Queanbeyan because of all the rave reviews but I will research the others too.

#4 Bono25

Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:09 AM

I had an elective 2 years ago due to a third degree tear before. You might be better off going a speaking to a Dr.
Ellis, Davis and mende at rutledge plaza are all excellent. Dr Ellis used to be head of a and e, and she did my section with a surgeon. Was wonderful having her there in the room with us.

#5 jplumb

Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:20 AM

Thanks Bono25! Do you mind me asking if you went as a private or public patient? I had Dr Davis on my list, I will look into Dr Ellis too

#6 Bono25

Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:24 AM

Public. The only thing you get as a private patient is free tv 😝
Dr Ellis actually pushed my section back until she got the surgeon she wanted. He was very good. It is shared care, so you're not guaranteed that the midwives you see are going to be there. But my neighbor works there and she's wonderful!

#7 jplumb

Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:29 AM

Oh nice , so no costs for you to get the surgeon etc..?  Did you have to pay for the antenatal appointments and scans with the go?

Sorry Gp not go ‍♀️

#8 Bono25

Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:36 AM

Paid for gp and ultrasound if through a private clinic like canberra imaging. I had my 20 week scan at the hospital and it was bulk billed, same as the glucose test.

#9 jplumb

Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:54 AM

That clears it all up abit, thanks!

#10 Bono25

Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:07 AM

No worries, good luck!!

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