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    Default Greenslope vs Mater Mother vs Wesley

    Hi Guys,

    Are there any Brisbane mum? I really need your helps with choosing the private hospital for baby delivery. I am struggling with making the decision among below hospitals/OBs. So please help me, I would love to hear what you say, any bad or good experience at below hospitals. thx thx thx,love love love
    I am currently renting a house in Chapel Hill. So below hospital are on my list:

    Wesley Private
    · Pros
    1. Close to my house. Only 15mins drive without traffic( 20mins, up to 30mins if traffic jam at moggil road and coronation drive)
    · Cons
    1. Wesley does not have Neonatal Critical Care Unit. Baby will need to be transferred to RWHP.
    2. Maybe need to share bathroom as there are few rooms with en-suite? DH said: you are going to deliver the baby not on holiday , so it really doesn’t matter if there is a private bathroom or not. But to be honest,I still want my privacy and don’t wanna share the toilet …..
    · OB recommended –Ross Turner or Nikki Whelan?


    Mater Mother Private
    · Pros
    1. Excellent feedback from a lot of friends. Good reputation
    2. It does have NCCU and well equipped maternity facility
    · Cons- 30mins drive from home without traffic. Worried about city jam during rush hour
    · OB recommended---Jo Cheung?—heard both good and bad experience from her.


    Greenslope Private
    · Pros
    1. New maternity ward built in 2013. Modern Hotel –style and private bathroom. Also heard the food menu is awesome but this is not that important.
    2. I have a preferred OB here-Dr Heng Tang—highly recommended by my friends and colleagues.
    · Cons
    1. Also take 30mins drive there but will be all highway.
    2. Delivery prior to 32 weeks has to go to Mater.
    3. They don’t have NCCU neither.

    After listing all above dot points, it's more difficult for me to make decision now.... I don't know how often do I need to go to the hospital during the pregnancy, twice a month? Do you think 30 mins drive is a reasonable distance, in case if there is any emergency? Also, I am a little confused about the transfer for premmie baby, let's say if I have decided to go to Greenslope,at week 30, i found out I may go early, do I go to Greenslope first and then transfer to Mater or I can go straight to Mater myself? really confused how this is gonna work.

    Sorry for posting so many questions, as a newbie here ans also a new mum to be ....feel so nervous and helpless .....

    Once again, thanks everyone!

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    I think the safety of mum and bub is most important therefore I would never go anywhere other than the Mater.

    I had a very bad experience with my first pregnancy, requiring the help of multiple doctors, specialist nurses and support staff. We were already booked into the Mater but would have had to transfer to them anyway.

    The Mater Private is lovely, our experience was not present but I can't fault the care at all.

    Greenslopes is beautiful and the food is great but like the Wesley they don't have the same level of emergency care and support.

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    Thanks hun. Can you recommend any good OB?

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    BTW, because I have pcos and currently trying the ovulation induction. i am not sure if women like me will need more support during the pregnancy and delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy8209 View Post
    BTW, because I have pcos and currently trying the ovulation induction. i am not sure if women like me will need more support during the pregnancy and delivery.
    I have pcos and used ovulation induction. No extra support is required. Had my baby at mater public on Saturday. Love mater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy8209 View Post

    After listing all above dot points, it's more difficult for me to make decision now.... I don't know how often do I need to go to the hospital during the pregnancy, twice a month? Do you think 30 mins drive is a reasonable distance, in case if there is any emergency? Also, I am a little confused about the transfer for premmie baby, let's say if I have decided to go to Greenslope,at week 30, i found out I may go early, do I go to Greenslope first and then transfer to Mater or I can go straight to Mater myself? really confused how this is gonna work.

    Sorry for posting so many questions, as a newbie here ans also a new mum to be ....feel so nervous and helpless .....

    Once again, thanks everyone!
    Ok, so for visits to the hospital it depends where your chosen obstetricians rooms are. If they are based at the hospital then you will start off with monthly visits, going up to fortnightly visits going up to weekly visits. So you may not need to go to the hospital at all until you're in labour (unless you do a tour, antenatal classes etc). Not all obstetricians are based at the hospital they deliver at.

    If you have a prem baby, or need transfer to the tertiary hospital (RBWH or Mater) it will be initiated by your own obstetrician so you need to see them first and they will be the ones to organise your transfer. If they don't have visiting rights, then they'll need to transfer your care to another obstetrician. If you just rock up at say the Mater they will have no info on you, you would be seen by public doctors etc

    What exactly are you looking for in an obstetrician? What kind of birth are you hoping for etc. I can maybe help with some recommendations if I know what sort of obstetrician you're after.

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    I went to the Mater and t was amazing. I love very close to the Wesley but chose the Mater coa it has the intensive care unit..... Not that I needed it, but if I did it was there already and bub wouldn't have to be relocated from another hospital

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    Lovely. Thanks for your reply. Yeah, seems mater has better reputation.

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    Thanks so much for these information. I prefer the vagina birth rather than C-section( unless i have to). For choosing OB's, I like someone who is nice ,patient and willing to listen to a lot of silly questions. My friend recommended Dr Ng but after I did some research , it turns out he likes to push people on C-section. This is the kind of OB i dont really want. Another friend mentioned Jo Cheung at Mater, but my colleague said she is distant and overly professional.... The reason why I prefer to see Dr Heng Tang is because i heard that he is a very nice person, always make you feel comfortable. He does not have a serious face that some doctor has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleDove View Post
    I went to the Mater and t was amazing. I love very close to the Wesley but chose the Mater coa it has the intensive care unit..... Not that I needed it, but if I did it was there already and bub wouldn't have to be relocated from another hospital
    I initially wanted to deliver at Wesley as I am close to it as well. But all my friend said I need to find a hospital that has NCCU. I am not quite sure how much chance I will need it , but it seems like they think this is very important.


 

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