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    Oh @CodieBloom I am glad to hear that. Yes part of my reassurance is that sandy is part of royal women hospital.

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    I pick private as the post natal care is phenomenal esp if breastfeeding is important to you. It's not always an easy start and I had 6 days to get the swing of it vs 24hrs.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    I went private for the continuity of care with an OB. I wasn't confortable being followed by a GP but I would have been ok with a private midwife.

    But the main reason was the post natal stay of 4-5 nights within a fully staffed maternity. My private hospital has a high mw to patient ratio which means that when you press the buzzer you get someone in your room within 5-10 min. My friends at the local public hospital had to wait for 1hr at a time!!
    Way too late to get advise on attachement... It was also very important to me to get my milk in while in hospital. It can make attachement difficult at that point so wanted to be supported by mw and LC.
    Also loved to be pampered and able to rest for 5 days. It was like a mini holiday with lots of mums fussing over me I don't have any family here so it was invaluable.

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    @Rose&Aurelia and @ExcuseMyFrench

    Maybe that what I need to find out, hows the post natal care at sandy and if the midwives are aplenty and available.

    Thanks for sharing your experiences!

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    Ask them how long they will let you stay if your milk doesn't come in on day 3. Will there be an LC available at all times. If you have a CS how long is the stay?

    What happens if the baby doesn't feed?

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    I'm originally from England and it wouldn't cross my mind to go private. Im 5/40 with my first baby so I have some time to think it over but I'm hoping to join the Midwife caseload program at the Women's.

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    Hi @NurseyPie , I'm originally from Malaysia and sadly I will never dream to go public there however I do have faith in Australia's system and I think maternity is something they do best. Women's is a great hospital and public so be ashame if you had to pay as a private patient but still get the same service if you went public?

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    I don't have time to read this but i want to subscribe so I can lager. So I'm not that smart at forums so I'll do it this way! Sorry!


 

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