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    Default Royal Women Melb & Frances Perry?

    Has anyone done their maternity care as a public patient and to then give birth at Frances Perry?

    Trying to understand if I could get the best of both world - public care for the pregnancy and birth/after birth care in private.

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    I didn't bother as only stayed one night but I gave birth at RWH but I had wondered this.

    I'm not sure how it would work in practice in terms of getting a bed and care, etc if they had not provided any antenatal care. They would not know any of your history and which OB would be responsible for you?

    Would be interested to know the answer if you find out!

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    Thanks Kw123!

    I would def keep you updated if I manage to get hold of someone at RWH
    I spoke to FPH already but they would not be able to tell me.

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    Just spoke with RWH and it's not possible to be a public patient and give birth at Frances Perry House.

    Damned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    Just spoke with RWH and it's not possible to be a public patient and give birth at Frances Perry House.

    Damned
    Good to know... My DH was able to stay overnight with me at RWH... Only one night though and then we both left.

    I will def be going to RWH again next time...

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    Yes if you are happy with a short stay, prob no need to go private. RWH facilities look great too

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    I delivered in RWH as a public patient and did not enter FPH as you need to be private.

    But, can I just say, I LOVED the treatment I received at RWH. The delivery room was a hotel room! LUXURIOUS! I had the best MW and Dr and they *mostly* respected my wishes (that I didn't want the gas, but after 12, that's right, 12 failed epis and foetal distress, they just needed me to have it for some reason) and they were wonderful!

    The care I received throughout my pregnancy (I did Hospital Care as my doctor was a hopeless twit) was outstanding.

    I can not recommend them highly enough and am more excited about going back there for the treatment and experience than the actual pregnancy!...lol....well....maybe

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    my experience at rwh was not like previous posters, and i will never go to that place again.

    the room looked nice but some of the staff were monsters.

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    I agree. My stay wasn't wonderful.
    While pregnant, treatment was great, except it was always flat out and a lot of waiting took place (but prob like this most places?)
    But after the birth, it was sooooo busy that I felt I couldn't get any real personal attention and then every midwife that I did get advice from, had completely different opinions to the last ones I spoke to!

    They had a lot of agency nurses at night and I did not have any nice experiences with these ones or had to wait forever for them to come!

    The good thing was that cause I had been there 2 days before the birth (4 induction attempts), I got a private double bed room for the rest of my stay.
    They usually save these for ladies who had a c-sect or had a traumatic experience.

    Overall though, I'm going to a smaller public hosp this time, in a hope that it's a bit quieter.

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    Yeah, i got given a private double bed room too. Didn't make up for the assault though.


 

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