I had bub 1 last year in december at the John Hunter. I was being cared for my the midwives, but then closer to the end of my pregnancy, moved to the care of one of the OB's as bub was measuring small, and they had to induce me. So, whilst being induced, there the cord prolapsed and I was rushed in for an emergency ceasar. bub was in NICU for a couple of weeks, but all was well in the end.
however, it was hard being in the ward of the hospital without bub and eventually when she was moved to the ward, I found it difficult....lets just say we had feeding issues lol
for reasons listed above, hub, bub and I upgraded our PHI to top cover, so 'next time' we could go private. well, ah-hm, next time has arrived! Im 6 1/2 weeks pregnant, due in July 13.
I know that every pregnancy can be different, so things might not go the same as last time, but the issue we had with bub 1 being small was not resolved, so it could go the same again. I found it hard going into the hospital to the clinic and seeing a different midwife/dr each time and having to fill them in on the whole story each time......not to mention the amount of time I had to have off work, as my 10am appt, turned into a 12noon appt etc etc.
so, I have called some OB's and have booked in with Denise Nesbitt at Newcaslte private, after ringing around heaps of others who are already booked. I felt happy about it, especially when they said that they have a 'nursery' up there at the private, in case there are any issues.
so, how come I feel so uneasy? I received such good care at JHH (and it was christmas/new year) and felt so, 'safe' there.... I knew bub was being looked after too, the NICU staff were amazing to say the least.
can I book a private OB who delivers at JHH and then get a private room? is that a possibility? or transfer to the private hospital after delivery? (which is going to be another ceasar)?
thanks so much for your help - sorry for the long rambling post!