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    Default Perth OB & hospital recommendations

    Hi all, TTC no 3 but we will be moving to Perth towards the end of the year, living near Karrinyup.

    I have no clue what hospitals & Drs are good.

    Looking for someone who isn't into intervention unless it's an emergency.

    I'd prefer a dr rather than middie as I'm 37.. No offense to midwives (I had one for ds1- just want some more monitoring because of my age).

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    I don't have any personal experience but I would read up on the hospitals around there and then on their websites they have lists of Obs that you can research.

    Glengarry is a 10min drive from Karrinyup, is a small private hospital (but from what I've read has highest intervention rate in the state - but this is obviously due to a number of factors). They have only a few Obs listed.

    Joondalup Hospital is probably a 20mim drive and has a public and private section, and I have heard mixed reviews. Once again, best to look on website and see what Obs go there.

    Hope that helps as a starting point.
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    I went to Osbourne park hospital just off karrinyup rd. had a few problems with prenatal care and ended up getting very sick with pre eclampsia and nothing was done to help me. This time round I will be going to king Edward which is the top women's and infant hospital in perth.

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    King Edward only takes high risk pregnancies unless you go to the family birth centre or are in their catchment area. Is mercy hospital around there? I have heard good things about it...

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    Thanks for the replies, keep them coming.

    What about that St John of God hospital? I found their website and had a look, but I'd have no idea otherwise.

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    Mercy in Mount Lawley will take a while to get to if its in peak hour ( prob 45min to an hour) from Karrinyup.

    If you are wanting public hospitals then you usually have to be in the catchment area - Osborne Park would be your one. KEMH has a very small catchment (Subiaco pretty much) unless you are high risk and have been referred there.

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    Sjog Subi also has pros and cons. Parking can be a pain and expensive, although is a bigger hospital than Glengarry/Mercy Mt Lawley. Partners can stay the night in some rooms, but as you have kids might not be important. It's a bigger hospital so more choice in Ob's. I've heard Dr Love is good but not sure if he is low intervention or not.

    Will take 20-30 mins drive in peak hour.

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    Im with Louise Farrell at St Johns Subi. The hospital is lovely and had a level 2 special care nursery if bub needs extra help (any higher needs than that and all babies have to go to King Edward)
    Food and rooms at St Johns are lovely

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    I'm with Tim Jeffrey who only consults at SJOG. He's lovely. No idea about how interventionist he is as I have t have caesarians.

    I wasn't a huge fan of SJOG but I'm not into hospitals much at all.

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    jellyfishie- Can I ask what the rooms are like at SJOGS? im having a c-section there at the start of June and am hoping the hospital room are nice.


 

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