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Just wondering if anyone has given birth a Blacktown hospital? I went to westmead last time and hated it and we think we're going to go o blacktown next time. I have stayed in the maternity ward before-for un related reasons and found it very comforting and relaxed
I had both my baby's there. I had one 9 weeks ago and it was fine. I wanted to get out as 6 days was too long. The midwives said different things and that's the only critcism i have of the place.
I had DS2 there and am booked to have #3 there too. I thought that they were good, I have mine through the birthing centre and the midwifes are lovely and they have flexible appointment times. You should give them a call and have a tour, it might make your decision easier.
I was orignally trying to decide between westmead and blacktown and I found that the staff at blacktown were much more friendly and welcoming.
blacktown is a good hospital because i was born there :laughing: :laughing:
just thought i'd bump this up as Dh and i are thinking of going there. Does anyone know if they have birthing suite tours or anything?
ok im booked in any advice or comments or info on it would be brilliant:smiliedance: so they have a birth centre and a normal antenatal centre? i feel so naive :laughing: Cannot wait to go for a tour:smiliedance: is it just the birth centre that allows for flexible visiting hours? if I go to the birh centre and freak out at the last minute can i go into the normal delivery suite?
Yes, I'd be interested in hearing about Blacktown too :yes:
Maybe you could start a conversation about vbac on my behalf :)
There was some bad things in the news not long ago - A woman was given the wrong baby to breastfeed. You could bring it up to the midwife though. :fingerscrossed: GL
My sister was going to use the birth centre there, but opted for an epi so transferred to the antenatal ward. She had a good experience there - I was a support person and it all seemed good to me, the midwife she had was really lovely.
I was doula for a woman at Blacktown a few months ago. There are some really great supportive midwives there. Go the birth centre everytime. Midwives in birth centres are generally less interventionist, and as you say, if you really need the epidural you can always transfer. The birth centre at Blacktown is actually on the same floor as the regular labour ward, so if you need to transfer it is literally down the hall.
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