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I am really upset at the fact that I have to go for a Review at the RBWH just because I suffer from an anxiety disorder.
This is before I am even considered for the ballot.
I feel discriminated against. They want to make sure I'm "stable". What a crock! Just because I have anxiety doesnt mean I am not stable. I work (with kids mind you) and I cope with everyday things.
Are they worried I'll just go beserk when I'm giving birth??? Has there ever been a woman NOT scared of giving birth? So many people are not educated about this!
I was not so sure going there due to past problems with the Emergency dept, I am sure my mind is made up now!!
Some of the constraints at the RBWH BC are unreasonable :hugs:
I think you will find that the BC has to work very hard to stay open and they have a lot of red tape and rules to follow. They have to answer to the hospitals head honchos, many of whom would like to see it closed. It has even been referred to as "the killing fields" by some backward thinking medicos :rolleyes:
They are forced to keep "high risk" women out of the BC system...it is very sad that more women dont have access to this type of care and you are right, there is little knowledge about your situation.
There are groups out there who work to make BC care available to more women even those deemed high risk. Perhaps you could get involved if you feel so passionately about it.
There is a good chance you will be accepted anyway, or at least allowed to go in the ballot.
Good luck :fingerscrossed: :hugs:
I think you will find that the BC has to work very hard to stay open and they have a lot of red tape and rules to follow. They have to answer to the hospitals head honchos, many of whom would like to see it closed. It has even been referred to as "the killing fields" by some backward thinking medicos
:yes: Absolutely. I have had 2 births there and they are wonderful but they do have to do things that they rather wouldnt becasue they have to answer to the "big hospital":rolleyes:
I'm sorry you feel disappointed:hugs: I hope you still have the birth you desire wherever you end up going:)
That really does suck... and I somewhat understand how you must be feeling as I won't ever see the insides of a birth centre because I want a VBAC, and apparently, that's just not on. So my choice is another caesarean (no way!), a VBAC in a hospital, or a HBAC... but I'd really like a bit of "middle ground"... and that'd be where the BC would fit in.
Let's just hope that you get in anyway. If not, I hope they let you know sooner rather than later, so you can make other arrangements.
That's just stupid!
I'm sure the philosophy behind the BC would be perfect for someone with an anxiety disorder & they'd have you if they could :rolleyes:
I'm in a similar position - I'm classified high risk no matter what because I have a rare condition, not related in any way to pregnancy or birth. I've done all the research in the world showing that it has no impact on my ability to birth at all, but it doesn't matter :no:. I'm still called high risk. It's just ridiculous that I can see a Dr who knows nothing about my condition beyond a 1 line definition in a medical encyclopedia, yet I've spent my life living with & researching this condition & apparently they're still the 'expert' :banghead:
Anyway, I know how you're feeling & I hope you're able to have a great birth, wherever it takes place.
I know what you mean! I dint think I've ver met a "medical professional" who understands my anxiety.
The lady in charge gave me a call today and just clarified they have to pre interview me as they want to make sure I can cope ok etc. nice enough, but i don't know!
That stinks i would be furious, i have shocking anxiety but i know how to deal with it now...or i more so know what triggers it and i do my best to stay out of these situations!
Surely they would be more supportive to your needs, i would be so angry...
I have never had an anxiety attack during labour, unless i was left alone in the room during labour thats when i freak out naturally i am going to have my dh or support person there so its not going to happen i also get them if i am in a room full of people i dont know...but we are talking like 20 people or more and i dont see how they would fit 20 people in a labour ward!
What a crock! Just because I have anxiety doesnt mean I am not stable. I work (with kids mind you) and I cope with everyday things.
Your comment there is so spot on too! The thing is we all have different levels of anxiety and some of us cope and some of us dont....it sucks that everyones treated equal where as each case is different
I hope it works out i would be so upset though if i was you and extremely p!ssed off
I'm a VBAC so am not accepted at the BC either. I'm trying for the next best thing that RBWH offer and that is their mid-wife program.
I have heard that the Brisbane Mater has a BC now maybe you could try them if the RBWH can't accept you.
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