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    Bad experience. If I have any more children I'll go private.

    Middies in delivery didnt listen to any of my requests (except the one for an epi)

    They opened my room up for medical student viewing without my consent as DD1 was being 'removed' via forceps.

    ward seemed very understaffed with so many shift changes every nurse that came to see me had no idea what the last had/hadn't done.

    Lady across from me had a CSec and was constantly pressing the button for assistance.

    it took so long for the nurses to come, everytime, I ended up telling her not to bother/worry, i was happy to open her food for her/help her into her chair, get her baby for her when he started crying etc.

    I'll never go back.

    Oh, and they also took DD2 for her hearing test while I was sleeping without my consent. I woke up missing one baby & was terrified. They didn't apologize either.

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    i have only heard 2 stories about JHH and both were terrible. the mid wife was reportedly unable to tell when one baby was breach and had difficulty knowing how far dialated the woman was- sounded to me like things a mid wife should be able to handle. the dr. on duty was attending another birth so mid wife was in charge. one of the women ended up requiring reconstructive surgery following the birth. the two women i know of who did give birth at JHH have both gone private for their second pregnancies.

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    A meeting about 2 months after my sons birth with the director of anaesthetics at gosford he assured me it would never happen again and they would take care of me, i kind of wonder if i should make another appointment with him and tell him what i want and expect and see what he says, i kind of gathered from what he was saying was that id be treated like royalty next time?

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    I would, even if it's just to see what he says.

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    I had all three of my babies at the JHH (in the birth centre though) and stayed on in the post natal ward for a couple of days after the first two. I couldn't fault my experiences there. However by the time I had my third they had closed down a maternity ward due to lack of funding so the maternity ward now is full (so full they encourage mums to go home if they have had a baby before and have no qualifications) and the JHH is also under staffed which would explain why people are left to their own devices etc. I've also supported mum's through their labour at the JHH and their experiences were all positive.

    On that token I've rarely heard anything good come out of Maitland hospital. I have heard some positive stories, but more negative than anything. I'd suggest checking out all the hospitals that are a possibility for you to go to and see which one you feel most comfortable in.

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    I am due to have my first baby in about 3 weeks. I have been attending antenatal appointments at the John Hunter, and the midwives there have been lovely. Unfortunately, my dealings with a Dr Henry Murray have not been as pleasant. I had hip reconstructive surgery a few years ago, and suffer chronic arthritis in my hip and knee, which also limits my range of motion in this hip. My orthopedic surgeon at the time recommended that I would probably need a cesarean section because of this, and that a natural birth would be difficult. I told all this to Dr Murray, but he refused to listen and pushed me to go with a natural birth. Just this past week my hip has started clicking and is very painful, and I walk with a limp. Just bending my leg or rotating my hip is excruciating, and I told the midwife this at my last appointment and said I have decided to go with the cesarean after all, as I am worried about my hip, and do not want them to use forceps or suction, etc. The midwife then went and got Dr Murray who said I would still have to have a vaginal birth, that he would give me an epidural so I couldn't feel my hip (which is what I'm worried about in case they damage it further!) they would use forceps if needed, and said if I had a cesarean my uterus would be so damaged they would have to remove it if I got pregnant again. He was an absolute bully and would not listen to me at all, and seemed satisfied that I was visibly upset. It certainly gave me the impression that he is so incompetent that he would damage my uterus beyond repair after one c section. Can't believe they have this misogynist running the antenatal clinic! It certainly has made me more anxious and lose faith in their abilities completely, and now I'm worried about the safety of myself and my child.

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    I would go elsewhere if possible. I had an awful humiliating experience there with my first child ( wa asked to hose my blood off the floor etc etc). That was 14 years ago so you would have thought things would have changed. Unfortunately a woman from my due group for dec 12 had a baby there and is now going through a complaints process as she was treated awfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ameliasmum1 View Post
    I am due to have my first baby in about 3 weeks. I have been attending antenatal appointments at the John Hunter, and the midwives there have been lovely. Unfortunately, my dealings with a Dr Henry Murray have not been as pleasant. I had hip reconstructive surgery a few years ago, and suffer chronic arthritis in my hip and knee, which also limits my range of motion in this hip. My orthopedic surgeon at the time recommended that I would probably need a cesarean section because of this, and that a natural birth would be difficult. I told all this to Dr Murray, but he refused to listen and pushed me to go with a natural birth. Just this past week my hip has started clicking and is very painful, and I walk with a limp. Just bending my leg or rotating my hip is excruciating, and I told the midwife this at my last appointment and said I have decided to go with the cesarean after all, as I am worried about my hip, and do not want them to use forceps or suction, etc. The midwife then went and got Dr Murray who said I would still have to have a vaginal birth, that he would give me an epidural so I couldn't feel my hip (which is what I'm worried about in case they damage it further!) they would use forceps if needed, and said if I had a cesarean my uterus would be so damaged they would have to remove it if I got pregnant again. He was an absolute bully and would not listen to me at all, and seemed satisfied that I was visibly upset. It certainly gave me the impression that he is so incompetent that he would damage my uterus beyond repair after one c section. Can't believe they have this misogynist running the antenatal clinic! It certainly has made me more anxious and lose faith in their abilities completely, and now I'm worried about the safety of myself and my child.
    I have no experience there, but just read this, and it's just awful. Can you go above him?

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    Is the doctor you had the new head specialist? Is Prof. symmonds/simmonds (sp?) still there? Bissets was good, but Sydney took him
    I've mainly had great midwives upstairs...but yes, they are understaffed. Went straight home after my third. If you go private in Newy one needs to decide as soon as BFP or it's hard to get in! Perhaps you could get in touch with your specialist for your hip and get them to talk to the doctor you have at the John in someway if things need to change. I also am not sure why your uterus would be damaged beyond repair after one, unless there is something else that they haven't explained.

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    This thread is making me a little scared. I had my 1st at JHH & had a horrible experience. I cancelled the pregnancy cover on my PHI 2 years ago (oops) & am now 23 weeks pregnant with number 4 & going to JHH, was really hoping it had changed over the last 6 years


 

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