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Just wanting to hear from other mum's whose bub's were transferred to another hospital after birth. Did you get to go at the same time as them or did you have to wait a few days to be transferred too?
My son was transferred 4 hours after birth, I only saw him briefly then didn't see him for 2 days.
Just wondering how many others has this happened to.
My sister had her dd and was flown via chopper to melbourne (5hr car trip) to the childrens she had to find her own way down this was 24 hours after his birth though as they realised something was wrong.
When i had ds he had to be transferred, luckily they had a bed for me so i was able to go with him. He only had to be transferred about 30kms though and I was lucky enough there was a patient transport vehicle there for me to take me otherwise i would have had to stay or discharge myself and find my own way there.
This was 4 years ago now though so not sure how they do things now :)
Hi, I'm new to this site, but yes I had a similar experience, My son was born at 7.32pm 4/6/03 and on the 5/6/03 they realised his lungs went getting stronger, they were worse so he needed to be placed on life support and moved to another hospital. Even though we were told he may not live through the night and should have been placed on life support hours earlier as he was very weak and tired by this stage, I was told there was no beds for me in the other hospital, I told them i didn't need a bed, I would stay beside my son anyway as a surgical patient because of a c-section they would not let me out. This happened very late at night so first light I snuck out of the ward and caught a taxi over to the other hospital as my partner was unable to leave his job and also didn't have a drivers licence, I felt very sure of my decision to be near my son and leave the hospital without telling anyone but have to say was the most painful 40 minute drive I have ever had as I took no pain relief at all ever after the c-section. When I arrived at the hospital they were aware by that stage that I was "missing" and I got a look over by their doctor before being allowed to see my son, I think they realized there was no way I was leaving!!
After being with him for over 4 hrs and being able to touch his hand and tell him he was loved and needed by our family there where the first signs of improvement and I will always feel that it was me being there that made the difference. I don't know if I would recommend everyone to do the same, sneaking out was probably the wrong thing to do but I do believe it was the right thing for me and my son.
Happy ending though he was taken off life support the night of the 7/6/03 and within 48hrs returned to my local hospital and 4 weeks later was home with us!!
He is now a happy and healthy 3yr old.
Thank you for sharing your stories with me
Yes my Baby Boy was transfered to Adelaide Womens and Childrens Hospital straight after he was born with severe Lung problems Fortunatley I flew with him on the Royal Flying Drs. It was horrible watching him in the Humicrib with all the cords and drips and cpac Oxygen and having to Leave him he was in a differnt part of the Hospital he was in Intensive Care and I was in Post Natal. It still really upsets me when i think back to what we went through I cant get over it:crying: . I feel like i missed out on the first days of my Babys life Its surpose to be the happiest days of your life and Unfortunatley they were the Scariest/Worst days of my Life!!!
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