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    Thanks for the info and that website. Unfortunately it doesn't have stats on QLD hospitals. I met with my Ob and slightly concerned about his approach. He doesn't like women to labour for more than 10 hours, says that progress should be 1cm an hour and likes to induce 7 days past due date - is this normal?

    It's tough being a first timer in a new city but will try looking at other options or go down the doula route.

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    1cm an hour? Time limits?? Run away, fast.


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    I was induced with a gel and after 24hrs and irregular contractions agreed to the drip. It took 6 hrs to work till I start pushing. Yes I had an ob and a stubborn posterior 4kg bub.

    That ob sounds like an idiot but those stats are correct for some doctors and hospitals. There is a hospy in bris that has those requirements. Avoid them!!!!

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    And most ob will induce at 40+10 for first bubs. This time round my ob is not interested in inducing me till 42 or I ask.

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    1cm per hour is every hospitals policy really, but inducing 7 days over isn't, they do 10-14 in public.
    There are things you can do, research as much as possible, stay home to labour for as long as you can, have a detailed birth plan and stay firm in what you want and hire a doula to help you prepare for a natural birth.
    To me it sounds like an ob isn't what you're looking for, can you birth at a public hospital and transfer to a private for the aftercare?

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    There are obs out there like this!!

    My ob won't induce unless past 42 weeks and has low intervention rates!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken and eggs mum View Post
    There are obs out there like this!!

    My ob won't induce unless past 42 weeks and has low intervention rates!!
    You are in Tas like me. Who is your OB?

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    OP the Monash Birth Center is amazing. It's public, & you get a private room with a double bed (for you & your partner). The midwives are lovely, & being a birth center they focus on natural birth. I'd definately try them over an Ob.

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    Personally Id run screaming. An Ob who puts those restrictions on you is doing for his own convenience, not for the health of you or your baby.

    If you decided to go midwife in hospital you can use your private health insurance for a private room in a public hospital usually. I am going with a private midwife and may use my private insurance for a private room in a public hospital if I birth in hospital.

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    I love medical intervention and C Sections rock. Just putting in my 2 cents . I just wanted my baby, I didn't care how it came out.

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