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Perth Maternity Hospital - Weight cut off?


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#1 Natx3

Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:22 PM

Wondering if anyone can help me with info.  I know that most public hospitals make you go to King Edward if your overweight, but I was wondering about the private hospitals?  I want to be able to go to a private hospital close to me as I had my second baby at King Edward and really want to avoid going there again. But have no idea if it will be the same with weight cut off in the private hospitals.

Thanks

#2 melanieb530

Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:47 PM

Probably best to ring the individual hospital or particular obstetrician you’re interested in attending/using and check. Have heard that under 120kg and BMI 35 or less should be fine.

#3 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:27 AM

I have never ever heard of having to go to a certain hospital if you are overweight?

#4 born.a.girl

Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:38 AM

View Post~THE~MAGICIAN~, on 21 February 2019 - 08:27 AM, said:

I have never ever heard of having to go to a certain hospital if you are overweight?

Many smaller hospitals do not have the expertise immediately at hand for any higher risk births.  Not due to weight, but if I'd given birth naturally, it could only be at a major public hospital.

#5 Soontobegran

Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:37 PM

View Post~THE~MAGICIAN~, on 21 February 2019 - 08:27 AM, said:

I have never ever heard of having to go to a certain hospital if you are overweight?

We have several smaller public and private hospitals in our area who will not take women with high BMI so it is quite common that they will have to book into a tertiary hospital with better facilities.

I know it seems tough but it is only because of the higher risks for mum and baby associated and the inability of smaller hospitals to deal with them.




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