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    Hi lisa. Most of us are now only a couple of weeks away.
    You're welcome to hang out.

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    Hi everyone,
    I signed up to the community midwifery program and was planning to birth at the birth centre but they just contacted me to say they have already filled their 4 places for January (In the last day!!!). Im on the back up list incase anything changes but I had to choose elsewhere - I chose Kalamunda birthing rooms with swans as the back up. I just feel all out of sorts because I knew all along i wanted to go to the birth centre at KEMH. The perfect combo of help at KEMH if you need it but a nice home environment. They said I could apply directly to the birth centre but then I couldn't be on the midwifery program and get all the benefits of it like continuity of care and postnatal care up to 6 weeks.

    has anyone been to kalamunda? any experiences to share? I dont know what to do now! hmmph sorry for the rant!! xx

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    I don't know much about Kalamunda these days, but my DH & his brother were born there, and MIL said it was pleasant enough. To be perfectly honest, I was under the impression that they didn't do births there anymore. I must have been mislead! I might have considered it otherwise.

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    thanks taylormade yes they no longer have a maternity ward but they have birthing rooms where you can go with your community midwife. That means no pain relief or doctors in case of emergency there - i'm thinking i may as well be at home!!

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    That's true! What's the point in going to hospital if there's still none of that peace of mind? I would have loved a home birth but because it's our first, DH said he'd prefer we were in a hospital. Maybe next time I'll be able to talk him round to it.

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    yep! im exactly the same! because its my first theres just a little bit of doubt in my mind and i think thats enough to put me off! where are you booked in?

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    Swan Districts. It's been pretty good so far, we went & did the tour just after we found out I was pregnant. It seems fairly nice for a public hospital (though I'm hoping to not need too much from them anyway), since I'm low risk I'm fairly confident that things will go well. All of my antenatal appts are booked there too, so I like to think I've have a handle on things around there when the time comes.
    So if Kalamunda only have birthing rooms, where do you go for your antenatal appts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elli13 View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I signed up to the community midwifery program and was planning to birth at the birth centre but they just contacted me to say they have already filled their 4 places for January (In the last day!!!). Im on the back up list incase anything changes but I had to choose elsewhere - I chose Kalamunda birthing rooms with swans as the back up. I just feel all out of sorts because I knew all along i wanted to go to the birth centre at KEMH. The perfect combo of help at KEMH if you need it but a nice home environment. They said I could apply directly to the birth centre but then I couldn't be on the midwifery program and get all the benefits of it like continuity of care and postnatal care up to 6 weeks.

    has anyone been to kalamunda? any experiences to share? I dont know what to do now! hmmph sorry for the rant!! xx
    I work at Kalamunda hosp sometimes and love the birth suites ( wish I had known about it when I was having bubs) they have inflatable birthing pools and lovely rooms with a queen size normal bed and a view to a garden. There is no drugs although there is gas and it is midwives only which is why they transfer to swannies if there is any problems and you go home after the birth if everything is fine ( there is no maternity ward at the hospital as it is only a medical/ palliative ward).
    For those giving birth at Armadale they have just got a second birthing pool which is quite popular ,another thing I would have loved when I was having babies lol
    Last edited by lulu 2; 08-06-2013 at 00:42.

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    Inflatable pools! I wish I'd known about that earlier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorMade View Post
    Inflatable pools! I wish I'd known about that earlier!
    There is going to be fair competition for them as there is 250 bubs due this month and 300 for July for Armadale ,it's sure going to be busy!
    As for the antenatal appointments I think you go to kalamunda hosp and see the midwives for your checks and they order scans and blood tests. I had some of my scans done there at their radiology dept. They also run classes in a lounge they have there , I guess they are birth classes.
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