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    Mercy women's in Heidelberg for both of mine. Private in public. Delivery care was top notch. Lots of assistance from the midwives even though I was a private patient.

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    Had DD at the Werribee Mercy Hospital in 2012 and it was fantastic. The birth suite and wards were newly renovated and absolutely stunning- the room I stayed in was like a little hotel room, brand new and single with a double bed for DH to stay too. I loved the privacy. Lovely, peaceful hospital stay.
    I had DS at the old Mercy when it was in East Melbourne, before they moved it to Heidelberg. Back then it was very "hospital like", plain and sterile, bad taste, ugly furniture, shared rooms etc...

    "Life Is Ours, We Live It Our Way".

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    I had DS at RPAH in Sydney.

    Went though the birth centre but ended up giving birth in the labour ward.

    My antenatal care was fantastic, but the birth centre wasn't quite what I expected while I labored there and I was a bit disappointed. The midwife I had when I transferred to labour ward was fantastic, and the postnatal care was satisfactory.

    I would go back though (but am not in the catchment anymore).

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    Oh what disappointed you about it?

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    Had DD at Royal North Shore Private.
    It was ok, c- section was great, food was great, the midwives on the other hand let it down a bit.
    They were all lovely but (and this is coming from a nurse) the level of care wasn't so crash hot for a private hospital.....
    Might try The Mater next time. Have has friends that went there and rave about it.

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    They just didn't leave me alone like they should've considering there was nothing wrong with me or bub. They were constantly in my face.

    They made me eat toast - I didn't want to eat but she basically stood there until I did.

    She told me to stop using the shower/bath when the shower was the thing working best for pain relief.

    They kept trying to coach me when I just wanted to labour in a way that made me comfortable.

    It may have been different if I'd met the midwives before but of all the ones I met during antenatal apps, I didn't know the ones I had in labour.

    And despite the whole alleged no time limits, I felt constantly on the clock, I'm sure it's why despite getting to 5cm at home, I didn't get past 6-7 in 12 hours there. Ultimately I transferred because they made me feel like I wasn't doing it well enough.

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    Ohhhh that's really disappointing and not at all how they sell it.

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    Not at all. Which is why it was disappointing, it wasn't a bad labour at all, but if I'd known that it'd be like that I would have stayed at home for a bit longer before going in! But it was fine in the end, I got a pretty cute little dude out of it

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    Had both of mine at RPAH Syd in labour ward as a public patient.
    Could not fault them.
    DD had SUA (missing an artery in umbilical cord) so I had scans fortnightly from 18 weeks with minimal waiting.
    Everyone's experience is so different. I laboured long and midwife wouldn't let me get out of the shower

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    Has anyone been or heard anything about manly hospital? I'm deciding between going private in manly and the mater. I know so little about either but hear great things about the midwives in public hospitals? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


 

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