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#1 onthecoast

Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

Hi Everyone, Im starting this thread because I cannot for the life of me find any information on Wyong's birthing suite and I know over the years it has closed down and re-opened...

My GP has sent a letter to them advising I would like to have our bub there but I have no idea if it even still operates! My sister in law had her baby there and also a friend and it went really well.

So I have no problem with either Gosford or Wyong but im flying blind!

Any other Coasties out there in the same position?

#2 Batmansunderpants

Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

Hi! I'm on the Central coast and birthing at Gosford. I'm having my antenatal appointments in Woy Woy though, and my first appointment is in 2 weeks.

I found this online about Wyong, butim not sure how old it is.


#3 SnowbunnyNZ

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:07 AM

You could just call Wyong Hospital and ask them.  I realize it's separate but they'll know.
I'm going to North Gosford Private - I thought going private even with health insurance is still super expensive but it isn't at all.
I would have liked to have a water birth at Wyong however as it's a birthing unit you are sent home 'all going well' after 4 hours.  We don't have any family or friends here as we have just moved to the area a couple of months ago and we are from overseas - it's better to be able to stay a few days for us, get coaching on breast feeding and the likes before coming home.  If things were different we may have considered not going private. Anyway.... I feel like I'm justifying our spend  biggrin.gif & I don't really have to LOL.

#4 onthecoast

Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

Hi there! thanks for the replies! ive added you both as friends original.gif

Miss Cookie - I saw this site and it is old info.. but im seriously thinking about just changing my preference to Gosford. I used to know a few of the midwifes who worked there and it is a fully equipped hospital after all should anything go wrong its good to know your in the right place!

Snowbunny NZ - welcome to the coast original.gif my best friend had her little girl at north Gosford private in Nov last year and I went in to visit..it was like a hotel and they were really looked after and happy with the whole experience.  I wish we could afford it but I have faith in the public system here on the coast ( touch wood..)

I have a good friend who just moved to NZ and is 2 months ahead of me so we skype often to trade pregnancy complaints and notes... feel free to message anytime if you have any questions that need answering original.gif

#5 SnowbunnyNZ

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

Thanks! That's really sweet of you biggrin.gif

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