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    Default Has anyone given birth at the KEMH Family Birth Centre in Perth??

    Seeking stories/experiences as I am hoping to deliver there in July x

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    I had dd there almost 3 yrs ago and with her, absolutely could not fault the care before, during and after her arrival. I had a water birth and found the whole experience amazing

    Sadly I had a very different experience with ds late last year. I was booked in to deliver in October but my cheeky monkey was footling breech so I ended up with a cs in the main hospital.

    Won't go into all the details but my concerns were always brushed aside and any advice I was given differed dependant on the mw doing my appt.
    BUT another mum in my dig had her 2nd bub there and had no concerns with her care - and like I said, with dd it was wonderful. Obviously straying from textbook with ds just threw it into chaos.

    good luck!

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    I was booked to have my son there (5 years ago) but ended up in the main hospital due to failure to progress and wanting an epidural.
    I found it difficult having all different midwives in the lead up and having no idea who the people were in and out when I was in labour. The lady I had before going to the main hospital I remember being a bit mean.

    I personally for future children won't go there again. I think for complicated and high risk pregnancies/births it is great in terms of their emergency care etc but I would probably either do Kaleeya or Fiona Stanley next time.

    Just my experience, I'm sure there are others who have more positive stories good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunInMyOven View Post
    I was booked to have my son there (5 years ago) but ended up in the main hospital due to failure to progress and wanting an epidural.
    I found it difficult having all different midwives in the lead up and having no idea who the people were in and out when I was in labour. The lady I had before going to the main hospital I remember being a bit mean.

    I personally for future children won't go there again. I think for complicated and high risk pregnancies/births it is great in terms of their emergency care etc but I would probably either do Kaleeya or Fiona Stanley next time.

    Just my experience, I'm sure there are others who have more positive stories good luck!

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    Thanks ladies. So it sounds like the actual birth centre itself is great but if you end up at the main hospital the care isn't as consistent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fi Poledancer View Post
    Thanks ladies. So it sounds like the actual birth centre itself is great but if you end up at the main hospital the care isn't as consistent?
    I thought the main hospital was fantastic after my cs. Didn't have one bad mw the entire time, I had the same mw's for consecutive days (until their rosters obviously changed) and was really put me at ease when it was confirmed I would be transferred there to schedule a cs.

    I can't though speak for the antenatal side of things in the hospital as all my appointments were done by the birth centre. At the same time, I only saw one mw twice at the birth centre, otherwise I had a different one each appt so I wouldn't consider that consistent but I understand it depends on their rosters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fi Poledancer View Post
    Thanks ladies. So it sounds like the actual birth centre itself is great but if you end up at the main hospital the care isn't as consistent?
    I can't comment first hand on the birth centre as I have only been to the main hospital. I had an excellent experience with DS - I was with a midwife team and couldn't fault my care.

    I'm seeing the same midwife team this time as so far so good :-)

    Best wishes!

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    Thanks ladies!!

    I just thought I would let those who aren't aware know- since Nov 2014 they now do midwife teams so even if you get transferred to the hospital, someone from your team will still be looking after you


 

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