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    Smile Perth: Birth centres experience vs public hospitals

    Hi everyone

    Im from Malaysia and might be pregnant with bub #2. When I was pregnant with DS1 and was browsing thru the net and reading birth stories, I got interested in going all natural with midwives and having a home birth. Unfortunately in Malaysia we dont have that, everyone either go public hospital or private hospitals. No such thing as home birth or water birth. No birth centres. Now that Im in Perth, I couldnt wait to get pregnant again and have personal midwives or doulas and have a truly comfortable pregnancy and labour. However, my MIL has different opinions. Since she found out my interest in birth centres, she's told me its better to go straight to a hospital. More like dont wanna take any chances at birth centres. In my heart I was disheartened
    Cuz I would really love to give birth in birth centres. So what I need to know is what are your experiences in giving birth in birth centres and in public hospitals. And which birth centres/public hospitals would u recommend me. Im in South Perth area. I would like to compile all the pros and cons and hope to persuade my MIL to go with what I feel is right. Im making this effort because my husband and I are a young couple and we live with my in laws as my husband is currently finishing his masters. Cant wait to hear responses

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    The birthcentre at king Edward might be a good compromise?? It's attached by a corridor to king eddies which is a large tertiary maternity hospital


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    I'm only aware of the king Edward birth centre. I didn't think there were any others in Perth. The birth centre at kemh is right next to the main hospital, so if there are any complications, you are already there.

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    We're due to have our first at the birth centre next to king eddies in just over a week (fingers crossed she doesn't decide to keep us waiting!) Will be happy to share the experience after if you pm me otherwise I may forget to update in the haze of sleep deprivation

    So far though, it has been a very positive experience for us, midwives have been very supportive and thorough (though I obviously have nothing to compare this to)

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    I work at the main hospital. I would highly recommend the birth centre


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    I'm booked to go to the family birth centre at KEMH, however there's a possibility my pregnancy will end up as high risk which means the FBC won't take me and I'll end up at a hospital. There's another birth centre in Fremantle that I know of, this and the FBC are the only places in perth where you can have a water birth. Some hospitals let you labour in the bath but require you to get out of the bath for delivery.

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    Kaleeya hospital have the facilities for water birth. It's a really nice hospital


    Bfp!!! Little bug due 25/6/12


 

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