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#26 Anne*

Posted 09 July 2005 - 03:36 PM

Hi Amanda,

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I have just been reading some of your threads about Casey hosp and mid wives.  We are wanting to know the costs assoc with pregnancy and having a baby at Casey.  Could you please let me know.

Also,  I have just found out that I am preg, it's been 28 days since last period.  I went to the Dr's and she rang me quickly to say BT was +. Didn't have time to chat about anything else?  What should I do now?  When should I go back to see her?

Regards, Anne

#27 Anne*

Posted 09 July 2005 - 05:06 PM

Hi there,

I just took the time to read all of your threads. I feel like a real sticky nose!  I also rang Casey and they were fantastic, looks like I will be there March 2006.

Thanks for all your info.

Regards, Anne

Note: Don't worry about replying to above thread.

#28 thislittlepiggy

Posted 09 July 2005 - 07:33 PM

I hope you guys don't mind but I have a question to ask.
How many beds per room is at Casey in the Maternity Ward?? I know at Dandenong it can be 4 and at Frankston they have reduced it to 2 (correct me if I'm wrong on either one please!).
TIA!

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#29 thislittlepiggy

Posted 10 July 2005 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for that. I'm glad you corrected me about Dandenong as I'd still be thinking it was 4 to a room! Just thought I'd find out for when we decide to try for #2.
Thanks again!

#30 ~Christine~

Posted 11 July 2005 - 02:09 PM

Just thought I'd pop in quickly and say how fantastic Casey Hospital were!  I had my little boy there on Thursday night last week and the midwives there were brilliant!   I got to stay in the room I had Ethan in - Room 13 - which is the biggest room so I was so impressed!  I found all the midwives helpful and found that they all thought along the same line (I had problems at Dandy with one midwife telling me one thing and the next shift a midwife telling me something else!) they are very unobtrusive during labour - meaning - if you want to do something then you can do it - they keep their hands off you unless there is problems and they are very obliging!  Food was a bit on the ordinary side however its hospital food so what do you expect?  There's still no TV's installed in the hospital however it was quite nice with no TV anyway!  Umm what else - can't really think - they are very relaxed with visiting hours - I had people coming and going from 8 - 8 and no one minded in the slightest!
So, I guess if anyone has questions - I can answer them now original.gif

Love Christine.

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#31 footprints777

Posted 11 July 2005 - 04:02 PM

Christine - Congratulations on the birth of Ethan!!!

I'm glad your experience at Casey was so wonderful.  It really makes me feel like I've made a good choice!  When I was in there recently with hyperemesis, I found that all the staff were fantastic.

Hoping all the other "Casey Hospital" Mums & Mums-to-be are doing great!  Looking forward to meeting some of you at the lunch (I'm still hoping to make the July one, but will definitely be at September's meet).

Loretta - the meets are still happening?

Take care all and I will drop by again soon!

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#32 footprints777

Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:43 AM

I can't make today because I couldn't get out of work sad.gif  Only 6 weeks to go!!!

Have a fantastic lunch together and I really look forward to meeting you all in September.

Hope everyone is well.

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#33 sallyc77

Posted 25 July 2005 - 11:36 AM

Hi all - I have enjoyed reading your comments about Casey and the fact that when you visited you changed your minds about your current situations and decided to go to Casey - we did the same thing! back in jan this year we called and booked and were very impressed the midwives and facilities. Our daughter was born at Monash, they were great, but Casey is much smaller and private than Monash and the rooms look great. To ChrisMitchell, it was great to hear about your very positive experience and to the others that due soon, best of luck. We are due in 5 weeks time and are really looking forward to giving birth to our second child at Casey. I'm wanting a waterbirth, however there are only 2 midwives trained for waterbirths, so if they aren't there I'm happy to get out of the bath for the birth. The midwife care has been great - I'll be happy to keep anyone interested up to date on the final weeks and birth at Casey.



Cheers Sally

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#34 sallyc77

Posted 25 July 2005 - 11:36 AM

Hi all - I have enjoyed reading your comments about Casey and the fact that when you visited you changed your minds about your current situations and decided to go to Casey - we did the same thing! back in jan this year we called and booked and were very impressed the midwives and facilities. Our daughter was born at Monash, they were great, but Casey is much smaller and private than Monash and the rooms look great. To ChrisMitchell, it was great to hear about your very positive experience and to the others that due soon, best of luck. We are due in 5 weeks time and are really looking forward to giving birth to our second child at Casey. I'm wanting a waterbirth, however there are only 2 midwives trained for waterbirths, so if they aren't there I'm happy to get out of the bath for the birth. The midwife care has been great - I'll be happy to keep anyone interested up to date on the final weeks and birth at Casey.



Cheers Sally

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Mum to Mia 22/10/02
EDD 28/08/05

#35 footprints777

Posted 26 July 2005 - 02:07 PM

Hi Ladies!

Just checking in...how was the lunch get-together?

Hope everyone is well and babies are growing well.

Take care,

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#36 wearehopeful

Posted 31 July 2005 - 10:36 PM

Hi Anne,

Congrats!  I am now very new to this pregancy (4 weeks!), We went on the Casey tour today and its a lovely hospital, Im due April 6 and we are booking in this early hoping for a water birth when it happens.  My GP was very uninformative and didnt tell me anything, just sent me next door to get antinatel blood tests and pay the bill!  I dont really know where you go from here, have you found out?

Kylie

#37 ~Christine~

Posted 02 August 2005 - 05:56 AM

I think you can self refer to the midwife clinic, however they won't see you until 12 weeks (I over heard a phone conversation with the bookings officer when I was in there one evening wink.gif )
I would just ring the booking in number and chat to them however because its midwife care I don't think you need any referral - I never had one just told them that's what I wanted to do!

Hope that helps, and congratulations to all the newly pregnant people and good luck to the people getting closer to their due date!

Christine, Mitchell and Ethan

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#38 footprints777

Posted 02 August 2005 - 05:03 PM

I didn't have a referral for the midwife clinic either.  Just told them I wanted to go that way and that was that!

I've actually got my first appointment with them on the 9th August (I was seeing an Ob, but changed my mind!).  I've got my ultrasound booked for THIS FRIDAY!!!  Can't wait! Tounge1.gif

Good luck all - I really hope to meet some of you at the September meet.  

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Michael 42
Elijah 03/12/03
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#39 sallyc77

Posted 04 August 2005 - 03:00 PM

Hi all - In Jan when Ifound out I was preg, I called the Casey Hosp and spoke to the booking in person in maternity. They ask you a 100 qu's and then make an appt time, yes I think it is about when you are 12wks....seems so long ago now - I'm 36 wks now. There is no referral, just a matter of speaking with a midwife, they do all the ultrasounds and bloodtests at the hospital so its really convenient.

I too am hoping for a waterbirth, oh well not long to go now.......we shall see what happens. We are moving into our new home next week, so anytime after that would be great for bub to make his or her entrance to the world.

Cheers Sally

Married to Paul
Mum to Mia 22/10/02
EDD 28/08/05

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#40 ~Kirsten~

Posted 04 August 2005 - 08:37 PM

So glad I found this thread.  I was just about to post it myself.  I have just found out I am pregnant with No2.  I had No1 at Dandenong with no major concerns.  Have loved reading your posts and have jotted down heaps of notes.  I am looking forward to booking in at Casey.  I am still a bit undecided to do the shared care that I had planned or whether to go with the midwife clinic now.  Are the appointments with the midwives at the same intervals as a GP/OB would have - ie., monthly up to 30 weeks etc?  If anyone knows the answer that would be great.  

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#41 Anne*

Posted 05 August 2005 - 02:36 PM

Hi Kylie,

It seems like yesterday that I was 4 weeks and just realised that I was pregnant!  The next 4 weeks really fly by and wish you all the best.

I am pleased to hear that your tour went well.  Quite funny really, I nearly went there last Sunday.  My pregnancy is becoming obvious to some of my friends and family.  To the rest I am just putting on post-wedding weight and a lot of it.

My Dr is at Parkhill Medical Clinic and they are fantastic and really thorough.  Many of the Dr there are female.

My Dr answered my questions about which hospitals that I could go to as a public patient and even suggested a few OB's.  I think she is interested to see how I will find the midwives at Casey.

I rang the midwives as soon as I found out I was pregnant.  They answer the phone between 1pm and 4pm weekdays (8768 1756).  They asked me heaps of questions to determine if I was a low risk patient, fortunately I am, even though I am 34.

They asked to see me in week 10 so I am booked in for an appt then.  

I had a recent scan because my Dr wanted to ensure my preg was not ectopic (I only have one ovary so if that side becomes damaged then I am in trouble).  Fortunately, our "Bubbado" is in the uterus and it's heart is beating at 133bpm at 6weeks and 1 day.  Which is four days out of my LMP.  My Dr has decided to stay with my LMP and not the scan date.

The midwives said that they would like me to have a scan at 12 weeks and undertake a test to determine if my baby is low, med or high risk for some abnormalities.  My Dr also suggested this.

At this stage, I am seeing my Dr if I feel I need to and the midwives at Casey.  I'm sure that they will suggest an OB if they feel it necessary.

I hope this has helped and you are welcome to PM me, it's nice to have some company along the way.

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#42 footprints777

Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:51 AM

Hi ladies!  Just checking in.  I had my ultrasound on Friday and the winner is...BLUE!!!  I'm having another little boy!  Now the long and exhausting search for names begins.

I've got a midwife clinic appointment tomorrow night (I must remember to take my card with me - I always forget about that!).

Best be off to do some work.  Take care,

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#43 ~Kirsten~

Posted 08 August 2005 - 03:16 PM

I made my booking appointment last Friday.  The midwife was lovely and asked heaps of questions.  When I gave birth to DS I had a post partum heammorage so they had to clarify that the amount of blood I lost was within their guidelines for low/high risk.  Thank goodness I was within their limits and was not listed as high risk so they accepted me.  I also have my booking appointment organised for week 10 of the pregnancy.  So looking forward to checking out the hospital - may even have to go and do a tour on a Wednesday arvo.  Can't wait to see what it is like compared to Dandenong.  Loved the staff at Dandenong but the rooms are pretty old and gross.

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#44 footprints777

Posted 10 August 2005 - 07:44 PM

~Waiting~ - So sorry to hear that you may not be able to continue at Casey!  Pre-eclampsia - how horrible.  Be sure to rest heaps and look after yourself.  You don't want your BP to get too high.

I had my appointment with the midwife clinic today and I was told my BP was slightly high but possibly caused by the headaches I've been getting.  Nothing to worry about really.

I"m really looking forward to finishing up at work.  Only 3.5 weeks to go!!!  Then we're going away for a few weeks, so lots of time to relax (hopefully).

Take care all.  Will drop by again soon.

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#45 Anne*

Posted 12 August 2005 - 11:27 AM

~waiting~for#4~ and Footprints- Congratulations a little boy!  It must be so exciting finding out what you are going to have.

Loretta – I am very interested the Dr you mentioned. Any chance you could PM her phone number to me?

~waiting~for#4~ - I am sorry to hear about your pre-eclampsia.  Your ultrasound pic’s are beautiful, where did you have this ultrasound? At Casey?

Me – my appt is in two weeks.  I can hardly wait.  We might go and have a tour this weekend.

Hope everyone is well and I am looking forward to hearing some birth stories from Casey.

Take care


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#46 footprints777

Posted 16 August 2005 - 10:37 AM

Hi Casey Ladies!

~Waiting~ - Any updates?  I'm sure if you can no longer attend Casey, that Dandenong would have no problems accepting you!  They can't turn away a pregnant women...especially if she is in labour!  wink.gif

When I was pg with Elijah I was living in Sydney.  We moved back to Melbourne 3 weeks before he was born  :gasp:

I went to Sunshine Hospital (as I was in the west at that time), and they were just fantastic!

Anyways, enough blabbering.  Hope you are all well and your little bundles are growing big and strong.  Looking forward to the September meet - anyone else planning on coming along?

Take care,

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#47 Anne*

Posted 16 August 2005 - 04:39 PM

Just wanted to let you know that Casey hospital staff are absolutely wonderful.  I went into emergency with a miscarriage on Sunday afternoon and all the staff made me feel very special and didn't treat as if I was another statistic.  The gentleman who did my ultrasound was very professional and at the same time very compassionate. Without going into detail they were all caring and helpful.

#48 footprints777

Posted 16 August 2005 - 07:36 PM

Oh Anne.  I'm so sorry to hear your sad news sad.gif

Big {{{{hugs}}}} to you and your hubby.

Take time for yourself to heal and treat yourself kindly.

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#49 Anne*

Posted 22 August 2005 - 08:21 AM

Thanks Loretta and Amanda,

I am feeling much better now.

Take care, Anne

#50 mum2b22/1/06

Posted 26 August 2005 - 10:57 AM

Hi All
I am new to this discussion group.
I am due 22/01/06 with 1st baby.
Just wondering if anyone knows if Casey Hospital have got the tvs in rooms yet?




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