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    With DD1, DS and DD3 I shared a two bed room for one night and then went home, I went home not because of sharing just because I hate being in hospital. After I had DD2 I was put in a single room near the nurses station because they wanted to keep an eye on me/us, then a double room for one night, then home, then after one night home she was admitted to the SCN and I was given a single room with a double bed (and fridge ) for two nights and the same room again for one night before she came home.
    Although the thought of sharing a room never appealed to me it was never as bad as I expected. Some times my babies and kids would have been the noisy ones, sometimes my roommates babies and visitors have been the noisy ones. The hospital I had my last two at were pretty strict with visiting hours and they are only in the afternoon so that made things better. The bathrooms are always cleaned many times a day and there has always been a covered bin for dirty linen so no seeing any of that. The last lady I shared with her baby wouldn't feed so cried a fair bit during the night but I found as I knew it wasn't my baby it didn't really keep me awake. I could tell that she was quite upset and worried about disturbing me so I made sure I told her not to worry about that and that it wasn't bothering me as she really didn't need another thing to worry about.
    Mdk, I have always found the curtains the divide the room give enough privacy so no one can see you if that's what you are worried about

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    I had to share with my second. It was painful not because of the women next to me but because the staff were useless and the events that happened. One particular day they told me that they'd be putting someone else in the room.. no problem. My son used to scream all the time in pain (turned out to be constipation issues with the formula he was on). Midwives were of no help. I remember once at midnight he'd been screaming for ages and the midwife came in and said "oh I just thought I'd check because he was screaming and left". Didn't ask if I was okay. FINALLY at 2am he went to sleep. I laid down and at 2.15am they turned all the lights on and brought someone into the room waking him up. I was livid. Still they didn't offer to help with him. He was up screaming the rest of the night. I had to wait until DH came in so I could sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    I'm a little confused as this last post..

    The hospital I have had my kids at had a delivery section and a maternity section.

    If you have a vb then you go to delivery and once the baby is born and bub and mum are given the all clear then you are wheeled into the maternity ward...?

    Is that what other posters have done in public?
    Yep.

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    I've only gone private once for planned c section. Single room with ensuite so hubby could stay. I had the WORST GAS ever so was farting really loudly constantly. I would have died if I was sharing a room. Plus bub cried a lot and I had lots of trouble breast feeding. It was nice to be able to sit there with my jugs out and not worry about other people. Worth the money for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowCrazyCool View Post
    Can you stay in a hotel?! Do you mind if i ask how much it costs? How far away from the hospital is it?
    If you have PHI it costs nothing, you are still treated as an inpatient for the 2 nights you usually stay. It's an agreement the private hospitals have with hotels now, to help vacate beds

    Sorry to derail VP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    If you have PHI it costs nothing, you are still treated as an inpatient for the 2 nights you usually stay. It's an agreement the private hospitals have with hotels now, to help vacate beds

    Sorry to derail VP.
    Don't apologise... I find the idea fascinating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renesme View Post
    I had to share with my second. It was painful not because of the women next to me but because the staff were useless and the events that happened. One particular day they told me that they'd be putting someone else in the room.. no problem. My son used to scream all the time in pain (turned out to be constipation issues with the formula he was on). Midwives were of no help. I remember once at midnight he'd been screaming for ages and the midwife came in and said "oh I just thought I'd check because he was screaming and left". Didn't ask if I was okay. FINALLY at 2am he went to sleep. I laid down and at 2.15am they turned all the lights on and brought someone into the room waking him up. I was livid. Still they didn't offer to help with him. He was up screaming the rest of the night. I had to wait until DH came in so I could sleep
    Besides bloodied toilet bowls, it's this crap treatment that I am afraid of (not so worried about bf'ing in front of strangers).

    When I went private with nr 1 I had a single bed with ensuite room the first night (csec) and hubby slept on a mattress on the floor. For the next 4 nights (yes 4!!) I had a double bed room with ensuite, fridge etc. The midwives were awesome came to check throughout the night to see if you needed anything (they didn't wake you if you were asleep). A midwife roused on me one night as I didn't buzz her when I needed help. My punishment: the next day she made me take bub in the pram to get a milkshake at the hospital cafeteria

    I'm worried if I go public I'm going to be disturbed throughout the night like you were due and not given any help. But I'm thinking crap treatment may be hit and miss depending on what hospital you go to.. (And independent of going public or private).

    If I go public I think I might have to check myself out after 1 or 2 nights. Before I get cranky enough to tell some poor person to pi$$off...!

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    Don't assume you will get better postnatal care on the maternity ward in a private hospital. It might be a nicer setting but "generally speaking" there is a higher patents:midwife ratio in the private sector. But it's weighs up somewhat as they are generally healthy low risk women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Did you think the mum was stressed or a biatch? What was your response?
    I didnt say anything I ignored her. Never heard a peep from her baby the entire time she was there to be honest. She did have a baby tho! She was just a *****. Nothing the nurses or staff did was good enough.

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    VicPark, I think it depends on how important your rest time is before you go home to 2 young kids too.

    For me, the phi money (although a rip off) was worth every cent to have a guaranteed private room with ensuite (after my own OB of course), then the option to transfer to a 5* hotel for 2 nights. No way I wanted to share for all the tea in china. Maybe that makes me shallow, but so be it!

    Knowing what was in store for me when I got home (18mth old & newborn) meant those last few days where I could just lay in bed all day admiring my bub, were priceless!

    If you can afford private, I say go for it and lap up the room service & privacy. If you can't afford it, then all going well just discharge yourself early if you're unlucky enough to get a crappy shared room.

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