Hi everyone! Would love some advice, and even better advice from some Canberra mums out there!
I'm 5 weeks pregnant with my first bub and just went to visit the GP today for some blood tests. I asked her whether I should book in for the Calvary birth centre now and she said that we can do that at the 12 week mark. I can understand why she would say that but I've heard from so many people in Canberra say that you pretty much need to book as soon as you find out you are pregnant because there is so much demand for the two birthing centres here in the ACT.
Questions I have is, can I put my name down without a referral or do I need to get a referral from GP first?
How early would I have to book a place in any case?
Are there are costs to for the birthing centre? Any good stories from people who have used the Woden one or Calvary?
Thanks in advance!