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    My DD was born by emergency C-section after I failed to progress during labour. My Ob at the time said that for my next birth it would be a good idea to have an elective C-section.

    My DH and I are thinking about TTC again for which I will need fertility treatment and I'm just wondering which hospitals in Brisbane (and which Obs at these hospitals) are best for C-sections. By this I mean where you can take baby into recovery with you and have skin to skin and attempt BF. Also where you can request baby not be bathed until you are out of recover etc.

    My DD was born at Sunnybank and I was not able to take her into recovery. We got no skin to skin and she wasn't placed on my chest until almost 8 hours after her birth, as a result, despite trying my utmost, we were unable to establish BF. Also she was taken and bathed before I got out of recovery. If I decided to have an elective C next time (or if I ended up having an emergency C) I'd really like to avoid this happening again.

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    I had my DS at the Wesley, my OB was Michaela Lee (we went private). Dr Lee was fantastic, I'll definitely be going back to her for my next bub. 6 months later and I only have a minimal scar and my recovery was fairly easy (and I'm a big wuss, so that's saying something!).

    The Wesley was great, bub's are allowed in recovery with you for skin to skin and feeding and stay with you until you're checked into your room, and they will follow all of your wishes.

    Unfortunately my DS was unexpectedly born a month early, so he was taken off to the special care nursery and put on CPAP, so I didn't get to have him in recovery, but that was for the best for him. But they did wheel my bed down to SCN to see him as soon as they could.

    The midwives and nurses were all great and supportive of any decisions you made. They also have great sized rooms with private bathrooms and a bed for your DP to stay overnight.

    I'll be retuning to Wesley for next bub

    Best of luck!

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    Thanks for the reply!

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    I didn't get bubs with me in recovery when I went to the Wesley. maybe it depends on how busy they are with nurses etc? I know sometimes they don't allow it as they don't have enough staff to look after the both of you should baby need anything. I also haven't had either of my 3 babies bathed either until day 2... I have also had a c sect at North West and they are excellent, the rooms are huge, I found it more relaxing than at the Wesley, it wasn't as busy and car park was free and not confusing. I'd look into the Mater too, apparently they are good there too.

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    Mater have the policy of bubs with you in recovery (I'll confirm this in three weeks!)

    There is heaps of OB's there but I am using Dr Alexander.

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    Thanks! I'll look into the Mater, location wise it's also most convenient for me.

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    I had my dd at the mater.. and I understand they are very pro breastfeeding so having mum and bub so skin to skin is very important. I had an emergency c section and my dd has a heart condition so they did what they could but she was whisked away. If that wasn't the case she would've remained with me. I went private with my OB.
    I also had Dr Paul Bretz from the Arrivals Obs... He was great. The whole team from Arrivals were really nice. And very professional. Highly recommend them.

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    I have had 2 c-sec at mater. Both times baby in recovery with me for skin to skin.

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