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    Default Joondalup v swan districts

    Ok, so I am pregnant with my first and trying to work out which hospital to go to. I live in ellenbrook so I know I fall under Swan districts but I know it's a fairly old hospital and really know nothing about it! I have grown up nor and my brother was born at joondalup but that was 12 years ago! I'm leaning towards joondalup because I think it is a newer bigger hospital but would like to hear from mums who have been to either recently and what your experience was like.

    Oh, will be going public, so for those that were public patients please :-)

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    Hi. I'm also looking at those hospitals. I saw my GP OB yesterday & he recommended that I go to KEMH or alternatively Joondalup. So I think that may be an indication that Joondalup is a bit better. Good luck with your choice!

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    I had chosen joondalup, but now a high risk so I'm at king eddies. I found mixed feedback regarding them but overall was satisfied with joondalup. Good luck

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    I had both my girls at Swan districts had the best experience lovely midwifes and obs, the maternity and labour ward isn't that old they recently did work on it.

    Most of my family and friends have had bubs their as well and I'm yet to hear any bad stories or experiences

    I was born their as well.

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    So following my post this morning, I've decided to go to Swan. I'm not an Aus citizen, so the other hospitals are forcing me to pay upfront for the birth & associated costs, even though I have private medical cover. Swan is the only one not doing this. The midwife I spoke to was a darling & the rest of the team have been helpful today. I'm glad I'm hearing other good stories about Swan!

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    Thanks for your responses ladies, think I'm gonna do a tour of both and then make up my mind. Shelmadean - when are you due?

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    7 March 2013 is my due date. I also want to go have a tour, but it's a bit tricky for me, as I'm from Newman. So quite a distance to travel. Will hopefully be going down in September at about 16 weeks for my first visit there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelmadean View Post
    7 March 2013 is my due date. I also want to go have a tour, but it's a bit tricky for me, as I'm from Newman. So quite a distance to travel. Will hopefully be going down in September at about 16 weeks for my first visit there.
    That's my due date too! We might end up being roomies lol. I'm going to the next tour so I'll let u know how it is. Have u joined the fb group?

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    I had my DS at Joondalup in March. There was no comparison between him and my DD(born in Sydney).

    I could not fault my birthing team at all. They were supportive of my every decision and also let me tell them when I needed to push, where/how I wanted to birth and also were very helpful during the delivery.

    I had a student middy, OB and Middy in there the student was basically observing so she was my water/ice/gas person, OB was just observing, I think because my labour was so fast, just making sure nothing went wrong, and Middy was coaching me and doing perianal massage (which I didn't even feel or realise until she stopped when DS was head out.

    She also made sure DP was involved as much as he wanted to be. Was a much better experience all over compared to DD's birth.

    Only thing I would say is, when you ring and tell them you're in labour, don't ask if they think you should come in. Tell them you are coming in when you are leaving.

    When I called to let them know, the middy asked me about timing of contractions, then asked my EDD, and proceeded to tell me that I could not be in labour as it was my EDD. This was 1 hour before DS was born. (DD was also born on her EDD)

    It was a 20 min drive to the hospital and I left 10 minutes after that phone call so spent 30 minutes in the hospital before he was delivered.

    Good luck!

    ETA - this was in the public hospital.

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    Awesome Talz! No which FB group?


 

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