+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 34 of 34
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked
    22
    Reviews
    0
    I have my fingers crossed for you! I did put in a formal complaint (and I did get called back by the head of the maternity unit) about my experience with the mater and I hope this means they have looked into the communication between the mgp and the on-duty midwives.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,091
    Thanks
    7,254
    Thanked
    5,865
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    I didn't go with the group first time and I never got the support you were looking for. I don't think it has to do with the group specifically, just more of a gap in education for new mum's.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    2,057
    Thanks
    2,308
    Thanked
    1,390
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I started through MGC at the Mater and switched to hospital care at 36 weeks along due to moving quite far from the Mater. Was not happy with MGC. I thought all was fine until i saw the ob at the hospital I transferred to who found some medical issues with the pregnancy that the MGC midwives had overlooked which meant I needed to be induced. Also, earlier in my pregnancy id been to the GP for a non-pregnancy related matter and he thought I may have GD and asked I follow this up with midwives. Midwives dismissed this and wouldn't refer me for another test. The hospital ob said the original GD result wasn't on my file and she couldn't get them from the lab as the lab had no record of me as a patient. So no idea how the midwife would have been so sure I didn't have DG.
    Overall I found the program to be a bit too 'hippyish' for my liking and not medically focussed enough. Very happy I left the program before having bub.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0
    I had my second baby with MGP last week and absolutely recommend the program. I found the midwives ALL lovely and loved that you can contact them at any time via text or phone if its urgent. And given they all cover each other there is always someone there for you.

    For our first baby we chose to go private which I very much regret, hence the change to MGP this time. The midwifery model of care (which came highly recommended by my GP) is much less invasive and generally more mother-centred than my experience going privately.

    You are only admitted to the program if you are low risk. Your allocated main midwife comes to visit at your home for the initial consult after 20 weeks and you Skype the OB. I found this a little interesting after seeing a Dr nearly every visit first time, but it works. You then start your monthly group appointments at 24 weeks. At 34 weeks the group appointments become fortnightly until you have our baby.

    You can take your other children to the group appointments and they have toys and books there for them. The appointments all run on time and you go through an antenatal type talk each visit and at some point have your check. They take BP and listen to bub with the Doppler and check on how you are going. It's all very relaxed and friendly.

    I was lucky enough to have a water birth as there was a pool room free when I went into have bub. One of the other midwives was at the hospital when we got there and soon after my midwife arrived. There was always a familiar face present which really helps.

    In all I found it wonderful and if we have any more little people I will most definitely be trying again to get in with MGP.

    Also I made some wonderful friends - there were 4 of us due on the same date... everyone else came early except my little guy who came right on time.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to SmileyCloud For This Useful Post:

    Mamasupial  (05-12-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Mater Mothers Private Brisbane?
    By PuppyGuts in forum Seeking a Maternity Hospital
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 27-01-2012, 02:31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Mother and Baby Shop
Save $$$ during our Christmas Sale Mother and Baby Shop
Great prices on Schoenhut kids pianos, toys, baby clothing as well as big brands like Pigeon, NUK, Cherub Baby and many more. Sale starts on 1 November 2016 and ends on the 27 December 2016. Hurry! Place your order today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Baby Car Seats and Infant Car Restraints
Buying a baby car seat? Check out our 'go-to' links here!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!