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    Default Confused about which hospital for vbac

    I am in Perth and have 2 options for vbac. One is a new hospital close by that will have amazing facilities. They do vbacs there too. Or I can go the the larger older hospital that is further away but they have an actual vbac clinic there.

    I guess I am unsure what the difference is between attending a vbac clinic and just trying for a vbac at a regular public hospital ( both are public).

    any ideas?
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    Anyone? Any advice appreciated!

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    Can you ring and speak to the midwives and do a tour of both places? It may help you get a feel for both places and the level of care and support you will receive.

    Personally I'd be inclined to go with a hospital with a designated vbac clinic because I'd think the staff would have more experience.

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    I agree that you need to go talk to them at both hospitals as policies can vary a lot. For example my hospital preferred no epidural for VBAC whereas at another hospital where a friend is a midwife an epidural is routine for VBAC "just in case".

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    Hi Acerbaby I have no advice sorry but I'm in Perth too and considering having a vbac what are the names of the hospitals?

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    I had a VBAC at rockingham general and they were fab!
    This was in april

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marga View Post
    Hi Acerbaby I have no advice sorry but I'm in Perth too and considering having a vbac what are the names of the hospitals?
    Hi marga
    vbac clinic is at king Edwards and my local hospital is kaleeya but fiona Stanley in Murdoch will take over from kaleeya a in early December.

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    Hi ladies
    ive decided to ask for a referral to the hospital with the vac clinic, fingers crossed I get in!
    thanks for all the advice!

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    If you're talking about Fiona Stanley v KEMH, I think you'll find there are staff from KEMH transferring to Fiona Stanley, so there might not be too much of a difference?
    I ran in to one of the consultant neonatologists at KEMH a couple of weeks ago who is transferring to Fiona Stanley, so level of care (for the nursery at least!) should be comparable.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post
    If you're talking about Fiona Stanley v KEMH, I think you'll find there are staff from KEMH transferring to Fiona Stanley, so there might not be too much of a difference?
    I ran in to one of the consultant neonatologists at KEMH a couple of weeks ago who is transferring to Fiona Stanley, so level of care (for the nursery at least!) should be comparable.

    Good luck
    yeah,I think it's more that kemh has a dedicated vbac clinc as apposed to FS that will be pro vbac for sure but won't have the clinic as such. Did you have your bub at kemh?


 

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