Hi ladies, this is my first post here, so hello to you all
I'm currently TTC but thinking ahead to hospitals as I know they get booked up super quick at the moment, so I pretty much want to decide where to go before I go for that first GP appointment.
The Family Birth Centre at Mercy Heidelberg is sounding really great - ideally I'd want a midwife-led environment, and as natural a birth as possible. Feels kinda crazy thinking about it now, though! I'm in Brunswick so RWH is closer, but from what I've heard I don't think I would want to go there. I do have private health cover, but the more I look into it, the more I think it's better to go public.
Is anyone able to give advice as to how early one needs to book in with the FBC at the Mercy? Should I ring them as soon as I get my BFP? Should I do a tour first? And any experiences using a doula/birth attendant there as well?
Many thanks ladies! xo