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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:35 PM
We will hopefully be having a bub before the end of 07 and I am researching the different hospitals in adelaide to try and work out which one i will use...
What are everyone else's experiences with the different hospitals (private & public)?
Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:31 PM
hello i haad both my boyz at the lyell mc in the birthing centre they are great there i wouldnt go anywhere else
i have never heard of any one i know had problems i guess it depends where you live
you dont want to be to far away just in case
Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:40 PM
I think it depends where you live.
There are good hospitals on all sides of town.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:19 AM
Yep had all mine at Lyell McEwin
Great birthing experiences, no issues, great midwifes
Edited by ...Kaydee..., 17 January 2007 - 12:19 AM.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:09 AM
I had a great experience with Calvary. I found them to be quite good.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:45 AM
I was born in Calvary
Posted 17 January 2007 - 08:22 AM
I have had all 3 of mine at Flinders. They have been fantstic each time. With DD1 there were a couple of complications but they have a level 3 neonatal ward, so in the event of any problems they are right there.
With the last 2 I went Birth Centre and that was FANTASTIC!!! The midwives are absolutely lovely and now they have whats called "southern Midwifery Group Practice"which basically means it's the same midwife who follows you through from 1st appt till birth. Which is great as it really gives you a sense of familliarity!
Hope that helps a little bit. But like some of the others have said, it really depends on where you live as you don't want to have to be driving for an hour when you are in labour!!!
Posted 17 January 2007 - 08:54 AM
Ive had both of mine at Lyell Mac and cant say a bad word ! They were fantastic ! ANd now with all the upgrades, everything is new !!!
Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:40 AM
I had my first two at womens and childrens. They were fantastic! Just lovely. My third was at flinders- never again............ hated it from the start. IF we have another I will go back to womens and childrens.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:52 AM
I had Evie in Flinders labor ward. They soooo lovely and helpful from delivery right through to helping me breastfeed.
I couldn't and don't have one thing bad to say bout them!!!!!!
I'll be having my next one there that's for sure.
Gazpachosoup, sorry you had a bad experience, I guess it depends on the midwives.
You can have bad experiences no matter which hospital you go to!!!
Good luck with your search.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:25 PM
I think everyone is different too..
I had both mine at Lyell Mac and loved it...
My auntie had her bubs at the same time at Womens and Childrens and had a shocking time.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:28 PM
Sorry to the PP who had bad experience at Flinders.
I have had all my children there, including induced birth of my stillborn twins and on all accounts I couldnt have asked for better care/attention etc.
Still had my own room and not a bad word to say. The midwives are wonderful and wherever you go you might the odd cranky one however ave never had this. The midwife that delivered my 7yr old daughter was right there with me for the twins and DS and then DD, of cause over this time she had become a family friend, is DS's godmother and with last DD she actually came in on her day off as my 2nd support person.
The ONLY thing I didnt like too much was the huge long delays for my antenatal appointments at the womens health clinic!! EVERY time I went in the sign "sorry we are running late" was up!!! Even at 9am in the morning!!!
Cannot praise the care/delivery of my babies more.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:57 PM
I had my DD at the Womens and Childrens..loved it. I had great mid wives.. nothing to complain about at all..
Would go there again
Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:09 PM
I had both my sons at Burnside. Fantastic care, midwives were great, food was the best and the rooms are so spacious. I didn't want to go home. I'll definitely be having #3 there.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:45 PM
Anyone had their babies at Gawler Health Service??
I've booked into this public hospital but as a private patient. Haven't heard any bad news and so far love the
mid-wives I've dealt with.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:50 PM
I had my DS at North Eastern Community at Campbelltown and couldn't fault them at all. Many girlfriends have been there too and have never heard of any complaints (& a coulple would complain if anything was wrong!) They were very attentive, supportive and willing to give you space when you needed it.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:05 PM
Beck, i've had all 3 of my children at the Gawler hospital and will be having number 4 there as well. I've got nothing but praise for the hospital. The midwives are fantastic. When are you due?
Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:24 PM
We're off to Ashford in July - I can let you know then
Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:41 PM
lyell mac here I think the care was fantastic and I will go back there next time
My sister had her daughter and womens and childrens, she said that the prenatal and birth care was excellent, but after she actually had the baby and was in the ward the after care wasnt that good.
I have also had a friend have 2 babies at Gawler and cannot fault it, only thing is they seem to have more 'shared' rooms there.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:51 PM
I had two babies at Gawler and was really happy with our experience.
With #1 I was in hospital for 7 days and managed to have a room to myself the whole time.
With #2 I was in hospital for 3 days and got a single room (double bed) which was great.
I dread the thought of sharing when #3 is born (also at Gawler)
Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:36 PM
Hey Victory, I just wanted to say congratulations on your pregnancy, hope you have an uneventful few months!!!
Posted 18 January 2007 - 07:30 AM
Hi there I had DS at NECH and it was great apart from one midwife. The only thing I can fault them on is they never provided information on post natal services at the hospital, ie I never knew there was a clinic that ran three times a week for feeding support etc and also my form was not faxed off to Child & Youth Health, as was my friend's who also had her bubs there. We were waiting for a call from C & YH and they had no idea we had our babies already.
Other than that, the other midwives were fantastic.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:13 AM
*Tanya* : I due August 4th (so almost 12 weeks) with my first. I've booked in as Private patient but don't know how much of a difference this will make. Haven't meet any of the Dr's yet but mid-wifes are all lovely.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:54 AM
I had both of my children at the womens and childrens and both were very different experiences!
With DS i was in the birthing centre for about 12 hours then had to be moved out to normal labour and delivery because of meconium in my waters. While i was in the birthing centre the care was EXCELLENT! The labour and delivery ward - the care was awful!
With DD i was in the birthing centre and it was again EXCELLENT! I would recommend the birthing centre to anyone!
Having said this i know many people who have had their babies at the womens and childrens just in normal L&D and have been happy with the care, so maybe i was just unlucky.
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