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I am new to this forum and am hoping that someone may be able to give me a little insite into their experiences with either St Andrews or Ipswich Public hospitals. I have made an appt with OB Sophia Elmes, however am yet to choose a hospital.
Any info provided would be great!
9 weeks and too much to think about:confused:
Hi and welcome to Bub Hub :wave:
I had my son at Ipswich hospital and I was very happy with the care I recieved. I was admitted several times during my pregnancy with severe morning sickness and they were fantastic. They even got permishion for me to get a particuler medication (not on PBS) through the hospital so I would not have to pay $40 a tablet.
My bith experiance was great, the only down side is you don't always get your own room on the ward. But that didn't bother me as I was only in there for 1 night.
Congratulations on you pregnancy and good luck choosing a hospital
Four of my 6 children were born at the Ipswich general hospital. I had a great experience there. I don't have any complaints about it at all.
My two youngest where both born at Ipswich and I couldnt fualt them on the care we recieved. My DD had jaundice and the arranged for to have light therapy in the room so I didnt have to be seperated from her. I LOVE IPSWICH MATERNITY WARD!
I've heard the Ipswich Maternity Ward is a good one... and I've had DD there. I ended up with the highly-undesired result of a caesarean section, but I don't fault the hospital for that... I think it was a good hospital (but the food isn't too great...lol).
I had one student midwife attend to me after DD's arrival, and she was brilliant. If I could remember her name, I would have sent her flowers. She was with me each and every day and she was wonderful.
I've not been to St Andrews, but I do know a woman who had a caesarean there. She had a planned caesarean, but did not leave bed until several days after the event. She had a cathetar in for all of those days. She didn't stay in bed because she refused to get out... she just stayed in there forever because nobody encouraged her to move around. Her recovery took a long time.
I had my caesarean (had less than 24 hours to prepare for it), and the next morning they MADE me get out of bed. Hurt like hell but I recovered a whole lot quicker. 10 days post-partum, I went on an ALL DAY shopping trip to buy girl clothes for DD (didn't know her sex beforehand). The woman in St Andrews was still in hospital 10 day post-partum, and barely moving around!
That, to me, shows some of the quality of it... it sounds ridiculous.
...They do have bigger rooms though...
I had my DS at Ipswich and found them fantastic. My sister had her kids at St Andrews and says the same thing. So, I dont think you can go too wrong with either. :)
My ds was born at Ipswich too (emerg c/s) an I had most of my pre natal care there. They were great. I don't have anything negative to say at all.
:smiliedance: Thanks all for your responses. It certainly makes me feel more comfortable getting info from others who have been there.
I also had DD in Ipswich. I didn't have a problem with them at all. I had a c-section and great recovery. I was VERY nervous but they all helped me to calm down and made it a lot more... enjoyable isn't really the word... bearable?
She was in Special Care for 5 weeks (premmie) so I got to know a lot of the staff there and most of them were lovely.
I also had my own room:thumbsup:
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