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    This is what really concerns me, something going wrong with bub and us having to be separated. I know it would kill me. Perhaps I will have to find an ob on my own that is at a more suitable hospital...but where do I start?!

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    OP, I understand your worries, but the chances of that happening are very low.

    The NWP has a special care unit, and they are equipped to handle deliveries from 32 weeks onwards.

    What they don't have is NICU (intensive care for newborns), so if the baby came before 32 weeks then you would need to be transferred/ go straight to a different hospital, or if there were major problems with the baby that couldn't be handled in special care then it could be an issue.

    Perhaps discuss this with your FS or OB, and they may be able to give you the stats on how often this happens or how likely it is?

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    Dr Friebe is great and the hospital has antenatal classes that you can book in for. Dr Friebe has admission rights at royal brisbane so it might be an option to deliver there- maybe call his reception and ask?

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    Thanks! I am going to have a chat to my FS when I are him next and give Dr friebes office a call.
    I never realised how hard it is to choose a maternity hospital!
    Does Dr friebe do scans at every visit? I will be 10 weeks when I see him for initial consultation and not sure what to expect

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    I have had 2 babies at NWPH and loved it both times. I have not met Jamie so cannot comment on him.
    I wouldn't worry too much about the whole transfer to the Royal, it will be rare that you deliver at north west and then transfer, if you go into labour before 32 weeks they will transfer you straight to royal anyway to deliver there so bub can go straight to nicu. I would rather take that chance than have to go to the Royal regardless of when baby is born.
    Good luck, any questions ask away.

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    bub4mepls....thought I would let u know i started a thread a while ago on here. The BH ladies have answered heaps of my questions, it's been very helpful! have a search for it, it may help you out??

    I got a bit worried about choosing private around the 14 weeks and nearly pulled the pin and go public. But I decided to stick to private and so far so good... but i am considered a low risk pregnancy so haven't had any problems at all.
    Last edited by pink ribbon; 02-03-2013 at 17:35.

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    I had my daughter there last year. I didn't like the North West, felt my birth was to "managed" and limited help from midwives. I feel I want more say in planning my next birth. I couldn't really openly talk to my obstetrician so that was a big issue.
    I'm currently looking at either Mater or the new Greenslopes which has just opened maternity so its brand new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missy RJ View Post
    I had my daughter there last year. I didn't like the North West, felt my birth was to "managed" and limited help from midwives. I feel I want more say in planning my next birth. I couldn't really openly talk to my obstetrician so that was a big issue.
    I'm currently looking at either Mater or the new Greenslopes which has just opened maternity so its brand new!
    I can highly recommend brad Armstrong (ob) who is now at green slopes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkIsTheNewBlack View Post
    I can highly recommend brad Armstrong (ob) who is now at green slopes!
    Someone else recommended brad as well. I'm yet to ring and ask about fees.Do you know how much is his preg management fee and consult fees?
    I like how he has a midwife visit you at home. How many midwife visits do u get?

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    I would ring as his fees have changed for new patients. Also he books out ASAP so it could be worthwhile just looking now so you can book immediately


 

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