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Anyone birthed there recently?

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#1 Cinzia

Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

Hoping to find someone who may have been to Dandenong Hospital Maternity lately?  I am having a planned c-section so very intrested in any feedback re the c-section however would love feedback in general about the maternity unit.

Thanks ladies

#2 Chazonator

Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (Cinzia @ 08/01/2010, 07:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hoping to find someone who may have been to Dandenong Hospital Maternity lately?  I am having a planned c-section so very intrested in any feedback re the c-section however would love feedback in general about the maternity unit.

Thanks ladies

I wouldnt mind hearing some feed back about Dandy as well as I am maybe considering Frankston but still undecided...

#3 kickandbump

Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:20 AM

I'll be moving to dandenong North soon and therefore dandy hospitial will probably be the closest to me. Im also interested if anyone has any feedback about this hospital???

#4 *Lovemybabies*

Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:29 AM

I haven't been there myself but one of my friends had her second baby there 8 weeks ago (after having her 1st at Monash). She loved the midwives and said the care was fantastic (she had a pretty negative experience at Monash and her daughter ended up in special care at Dandenong anyway) - she was however asked if she wanted to leave the day after giving birth as they were quite busy so she said yes when she wasn't really comfortable leaving so soon after the birth (which was just before midnight the previous day - so all up about a 17 hour stay) - obviously if you are having a c-section you wouldn't have this same issue). She said if she was to have a 3rd she would go back there in a flash!

Good luck.

#5 ~Nickers~

Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:16 PM

I had my baby girl at Dandenong 6 weeks ago and cannot fault them.  I was only there for 24 hours as I went through the midwives clinic which means you stay in a room in the birth unit (room/bathroom to yourself, double bed and hubby could have stayed the night).  All the midwives were lovely.  I had the midwives come to see me at home on 3 occasions.

I also had my son there 4 and a half years ago and stayed 4 nights in the maternity ward - again could not fault them.  My son had to go to the special care nursery for 24 hours because of jaundice and they were meant to discharge me home but instead put me in a special room for the night..

If you have any questions let me know original.gif


ETA: I believe the maternity section is relatively new.  The rooms are quite nice.  There is 2 beds maximum per room but I think if you have a c section you get a room to yourself (depending on how full they are).  The only downside to the hospital is the parking - it is so hard to find a park.  DH had to park in a bus zone out the front (we were told if we got a ticket they would write a letter explaining that I had just given birth)..

Edited by ~Nickers~, 14 January 2010 - 08:25 PM.

#6 Cinzia

Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:48 AM

Thanks so much for your replies ladies , it has put my mind at ease.

I think I will take a trip down to the hospital and have a look too..  I assume they do tours.

Thanks again x

#7 5lilcherubs

Posted 16 January 2010 - 02:43 PM

I had my 2nd son there in 2002 and it was awesome. I would recomend it highly to anyone who is going public. I had a planned c-section and all the midwives were lovely, the doctors were lovely and the whole experience was very pleasant. I was fortunate enough to have my own room as well which was really nice.  I had my first an monash public and my other two at jesse mac which is joined on to monash and didnt like that hospital at all!! not even jesse mac, i only kept going there as my ob was working out of there, this time round i am going to the south eastern private hospital in noble park, i love my new ob he is just amazing, i would follow him to mars and back!! so out of all my birth experiences Dandenong was by far the best highly reccomend it.

Good luck :-)

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