Just wondering if anyone has any current, up-to-date recommendations on the best female OB and private hospital in Perth. I've just done the tour of SJOG this afternoon and definetly found the midwife conducting the tour absolutely lovely and the facilities to be mostly of a higher standard than those I experienced in Sydney 2.5 years ago.
I'm very new to Perth so I don't know much about how early you need to get in to get your 1st choice OB but last time 8 weeks was late and i was pretty much laughed at by all the OB receptionists and we were therefore forced to go with our last choice.
My DS was born at 35 weeks due to spontaneous rupture of membranes and even though I got to have the drug free birth I hoped for, I wasn't at all happy with my OB during pregnancy and was very glad he was only there for the 20 minutes of pushing. Due to this experience I am looking for someone who is pro-natural birth who won't tell me I'm not going to achieve the birth I hope for, last time I was told 70% of first timers have epis, especially young mums like me and I don't want to be told to book in for a Caesar because approx measurements at 32 weeks means my bub will be too big! Bub came early and was tiny!
I'm especially interested in the experience of those who have needed the special care nursery, we needed it for a week last time and just want to be prepared this time. When my son was born I got a quick cuddle before he was whisked away to have a bottle of formula shoved in his face, was unable to breath and feed so needed an NGT. Meanwhile I was left to "recover" and was never given the option to bf....which severely affected bonding and establishing BF and it was only a success once we left hospital after only 1 day of rooming in.
Sorry for the long detailed post but I wasvjust hoping for some advice on a good female OB and looking for a private hospital with a good reputation for SCU and mother and child bonding as well as minimal intervention through pain meds etc...I'm asking a lot I know!