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    My experience at GCH was good. I was in the hospital to be induced and they let me stay at the maternity ward for 1 day + before I was ready to deliver my son. I had a midwife and a training doctor from Bond there. Both were great and being my first experience, I was really surprised that they made me feel very comfortable there. After birth, I was in the hospital for 3 days and they said, I could go home when I am ready for it or if I am uncomfortable with breastfeeding or anything, i could stay longer so the nurses there could help.

    It is just the long waiting time at the antenatal that annoyed me and of course, having to run down to the carpark to get another ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I've had two excellent scheduled csections at GCH. 2010 and 2011.

    My antenatal care was all over the place, I even had an ultrasound lying on the floor due to a lack of facilities. The staff were great, just obviously understaffed and underresourced.

    Are you serious! I can imagine you squashed in between the bed and the doctor's table with a bunch of training doctors watching over you... :-P That must be terrible..

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    Quote Originally Posted by del79 View Post
    Are you serious! I can imagine you squashed in between the bed and the doctor's table with a bunch of training doctors watching over you... :-P That must be terrible..
    Lol... It was just one third year ob, but I had about 15 students in my first csection, none in my second.

    As for ME being SQUISHED? They wouldn't organize a taller bed for me, tried to say they weren't allowed them on the Mat ward. So I couldn't lie with my legs straight the whole time. I cried about it, haha, post birth emotions.

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    As for students - when I was kneeling on the floor starting to want to push I was asked if they could bring a male med student to observe. So yeah be prepared for their lack of good sense with timing! Honestly had they asked me 4 hours prior I'd have been like year sure whatever bring him in and he can observe and if I decide to boot him when my pants come off then I will. But odds are if he was there when I started pushing I wouldn't have said anything.

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    I had my 2nd at GCH in October last year and despite all the horror stories I found them to be fantastic.

    I ended up having an emergency c-section -long story that involves them thinking DD had passed meconium b/c of the discharge on my pad (when they opened me up turned out she hadn't) and also after an internal they said that I wasn't progressing, my cervix wasn't even dilating despite some *very* intense contractions!

    I had been wanting a VBAC and was very militant in my desire to achieve that but I wasn't pressured by the staff, they were very resepectful and it was actually my choice in the end to have the c/s, they had given me the option of the c/s or to be induced but didn't push me towards one or the other so that was a pleasant surprise after everything I'd heard from others.

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    I had my daughter at the GC hospital last year in June.
    It was amazing experience as she was my first. I had so much help and support. The midwife were so nice..i didn't have a problem with any of them..except one kind of she kept trying to move me when i had my contractions when all i wanted to do was stay still lol.

    I would recommend it to anyone..and i would seriously consider flying and having the rest of my children up there as i now live in vic.

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    Does anyone know if the 48 hours you stay includes labour, or do you get two nights in after bub is born? I will not be taking early discharge, as standing my ground if they ask me to leave.

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    I would assume that the time starts once you get to the ward. I think it would be pretty unfair otherwise! Lol

    Often they can't get the hearing test done until the next day either.

    Geez I'm excited I've only got 5 weeks left even though it's number 2. Lol

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    I was told by the MW 48 hours from when you arrive in labour.

    But that cant always be the case because I was in hospital with jasper 45 hours before he was born. 3 hours later times up, go home. Lol. (he was csection birth at the different hospital, I had 3 days)

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    Good luck to you all some crazy stories hope the new GC hospital 2013 makes things better :-)


 

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