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    Yep I seem to be leaning towards Lyell mc at the moment! A bit closer to home too. Thanks ladies.

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    If you birthed at Lyell mc .. If you go in as a private patient can u get your own room afterwards or is there no guarantee?

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    I just have a question about the LM, I heard there is a good chance you will get a private room there is this correct? So your husband is allowed to stay there the night, cos that is one thing that is making me think of going private, but if the LM lets hubby stay maybe I should just go there. This is so confusing lol! I've had private cover for just over a year and finding out that it might still cost thousands is so frustrating, its like, why bother even having private cover!?

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    I will be giving birth to my first bub at W&CH in the next week or so. I will let you know what it was like. So far my experience with them has been good but i dont expect any privacy and DP is not allowed to stay. I live closer to W&CH than LM and as a public patient got allocated W&CH. I live in the inner northern suburbs so i guess it makes sense but i am low risk and feel perhaps their specialties would be better suited for higher risk patients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanadu View Post
    I had my son at Lyell Mac and there's nothing I can fault, had such a great experience. I was in the low risk suite which has huge rooms, tv, deep bath, private courtyard and hubby got to stay with me and sleep in the double bed with me the whole stay. And all the midwives were so lovely, I cried when I went home cos I felt so clueless without having the nice helpful midwives with me anymore!
    Wow, that sounds amazing! Can you tell me if this was as a public or private patient? It sounds too good to be true

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    I had my baby at the W&CH and they were wonderful. DH was allowed to stay and when I landed an old fashioned midwife who just wasn't a good fit, she was changed immediately with two of the most GORGEOUS women I have ever met.

    Given that I have nurse issues anyway and then mental health issues as well, it didn't faze them...they were there for me on every level and when things got really bad for me mentally, the nurse they arranged to visit me from the Boylen Ward was just amazing. He was just wonderful and my DH and I are forever grateful to the W&CH for the care they took of me in the state I was in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cupcakekitty View Post
    Wow, that sounds amazing! Can you tell me if this was as a public or private patient? It sounds too good to be true
    Public patient, I didn't pay a cent. The low risk rooms are all just for one person not shared, and as long as your feeling well, they like u to leave within 2 nights after giving birth. If you're feeling well they send a mother carer to your house to look after you for a week, she is not a nurse but she's there to help, cook your meals, dishes, clean floors, food shopping, make tea, etc - all still for free. Or if you're still not well they will send you into the women's ward, where u 'might' have to share a room.
    Now there is also the high risk birthing suite, you go in that section if there are complications such as an epidural, c section, very high blood pressure, etc. however there are no double beds for hubby in these suites, just a recliner for him, but they are also all private rooms to yourself. Hope this all helps :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanadu View Post
    Public patient, I didn't pay a cent. The low risk rooms are all just for one person not shared, and as long as your feeling well, they like u to leave within 2 nights after giving birth. If you're feeling well they send a mother carer to your house to look after you for a week, she is not a nurse but she's there to help, cook your meals, dishes, clean floors, food shopping, make tea, etc - all still for free. Or if you're still not well they will send you into the women's ward, where u 'might' have to share a room.
    Now there is also the high risk birthing suite, you go in that section if there are complications such as an epidural, c section, very high blood pressure, etc. however there are no double beds for hubby in these suites, just a recliner for him, but they are also all private rooms to yourself. Hope this all helps :-)
    Thank you, that helps a lot and sounds fantastic!

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    Thanks Xanadu, that's awesome info.

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    Do they offer water birth at lyell mc? Just wondering? Also what days do the do antenatal clinic?


 

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