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    Default Can you access your birth report from public hospital?

    Does anyone know if & how I can access my birth report & records from the hospital?

    I was thinking about my birth experience the other day & wondered what all the details were. I also remember there being a file at the end of my bed with bubs feeding info etc. It would be interesting to read all this again! Not to mention have it as preparation for next time he he... The birth was over a year ago & was in caboolture hospital, hoping its not too long ago.

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    Yes, you most definitely can. It is accessible under the Freedom of Information Act, and usually you will need to fill out a form, ask for your complete antenatal, labour and postnatal records.

    Sometimes there is a charge for photocopying, sometimes no charge at all. Can take a couple of weeks to get them. A year is nothing. I've enquired about my records from my birth 38 years ago, and they are available in the archives

    I have the birth records from my first son (others were homebirths) and they are quite interesting, including the fact that I was drug tested without my knowledge, or consent...
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    I filled out a form at the hospital admin. They called me to collect it (and sign, show ID) when it was ready.
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    Thanks! Awesome

    But who should I contact? Should I just call the hospital?

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    I just went to the front desk. She called the files clerk for me who then did up the records.
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    I got mine upon discharge from hospital.
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    I got mine for both births recently. I just went to the front desk, filled in a form, showed id and a few weeks later it was in the mail.

    Very easy to do and good to be able to sit down and read the records. It's helped me tremendously

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    Yes I did too. I just rang the hospital, they put me though to the health information. I had to fax over a form and I got them sent (copies) in the mail.
    It was very important for me to read what went on and I went over them with an independent midwife. It was good.

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    Your GP will have a copy so you can always ask them to make a photocopy for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarSkull View Post
    Your GP will have a copy so you can always ask them to make a photocopy for you.
    My GP only has a 2 page summary. Is this all you get when you access your records via the hospital? Or do you get charts and all?
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