I'm 8+4 and need to get serious about choosing a private obstetrician. But I need to choose a private hospital in (SE QLD) too.
I have a genetic condition that *could* cause problems during pregnancy and delivery. Also when I was born I was very sick and was in NICU for a few weeks. Because of these two things I think I would feel safest at the Mater in Brisbane, as I've heard that they are the best equipped.
The problem is that I live on the Northern end of the Gold Coast. To get to the Mater in good traffic would take an hour. In bad traffic it could take 2 to 2.5.
My Mum lives in Logan and said I could just stay at her house for a while around my due date, but I'm not sure how keen I'll be to stay away from home when I'm heavily pregnant. Plus, you never really know when you'll go into labour!
My option on the Gold Coast would be Pindara, but I can only imagine how stressful it would be having a newborn baby being transported to Brisbane in an emergency...
Can anyone offer any advice?