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    I'm so sorry to hear that you had such a bad experiance at North West. I am one of the lucky one as I had my first DS there and had no issues, and a wonderful Ob in Dr Martin D'Arcy Evans. I have found him to be a sweet, wonderful man who I am returning to again to have this bub. He is definately pro natural birth and not big on c sections which I love.

    That being said I wouldn't go near Tuicolo with a 20 foot pole. We were originally suppose to be seeing him for my first pregnancy but found out at 6 weeks (in emergency) that it was an ectopic. The ER doctor rang him to tell him as I would need surgery the next day and Tuicolo flat out told him "there is no baby, I'm not interested" and hung up on him. On a few occasions where we have come into contact with him (we pass his office to get to my ob's, and in general in the maternity ward once I had DS) we found him to be arrogant, rude and just not nice.

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    mummaoj- i agree with you that the royal birth centre has low intervention rates as their clients are risk free...but even so, i think private hospitals have more intervention - even with patients who have no issues...

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    I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience there. I gave birth at NWP, with Dr Bob Watson as my obstetrician (and Dr Hasan Titiz, as Bob was on holiday for a time). I thought that they were wonderful throughout pregnancy, birth, and after-care, and I will definitely go there next time.

    Most of the people I know had their children there (one with Dr T), and I have only heard positive things.

    I agree that all private hospitals have higher intervention rates, but there are other factors involved there too. E.g., private hospitals tend to have mothers with an 'older' average age, and also more that are overweight (not sure why - perhaps related to age?) - both of which are factors likely to increase the need for intervention. As a PP said, they also take more 'difficult' cases. Dr Watson (at NWP) is a fertility specialist and, because of that, also has a higher rate of multiple births than a non-specialist would.

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    I have to disagree with some of these comments. At the end of the day its your choice if you want to have a c section and the dr CAN NOT force you to have it !!! You can always ask to see another ob for a 2nd opion. If you don't wan't to have one girls speak up!!! Its your body'!!!

    I had my first in Feb 09 and my 2nd child in Sept 10 and had a fantastic experience both times!!! First time i had to have a c section due to a medical problem and the 2nd time i wanted a vaginal birth but after being in labour for 3 days and i wasn't induceable I decided it was time to get bubs out. My OB was Chris Price but he was away the time i went into labour but i had his side kick Jamie Freebie who was fantastic!!!! I highly reccomend him ! At no stage did he force me into haveing a c section!!

    The girls at the northwest were all fantastic except for one night nurse who was a bit old school and sort of frowned upon me for not breast feeding

    I would certinally go back there!!!

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    Hi Daisynwp,
    How do I PM you for my comment as I have had a bad experience at NWPH as well.
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    I had a very positive experience with my first birth, at NWP and with Dr Tuicolo. I had a friend who ended up with Tuicolo attend her birth as her ob ended up being on leave, and she like him so much she had her next baby with him as ob instead of her original ob. I never found him arrogant or rude, quite the opposite actually he is very quiet and softly spoken.

    The only criticism I have is that when I was admitted it was very busy and full, but by the time I left it was much quieter, so I think that is luck of the draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS76 View Post
    Hi Daisynwp,
    How do I PM you for my comment as I have had a bad experience at NWPH as well.
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    I don't think you can private message to Daisynwp, she only has 3 posts, you have to reach a certain number of posts before you can receive PM's.

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    I had a very bad experience here as well. I'm still not over what happened with the birth or aftercare on the ward by the nurses and am still considering making a complaint but feel silly cos it's been over 5 monhts since i had DD. Should I make a complaint or not? I want to move on from my experience so I can look at ttc next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    I agree that all private hospitals have higher intervention rates, but there are other factors involved there too. E.g., private hospitals tend to have mothers with an 'older' average age, and also more that are overweight (not sure why - perhaps related to age?) - both of which are factors likely to increase the need for intervention. As a PP said, they also take more 'difficult' cases. Dr Watson (at NWP) is a fertility specialist and, because of that, also has a higher rate of multiple births than a non-specialist would.
    I'm glad you had a positive experience but this is actually a false claim there are a few recent studies around disproving this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    I'm glad you had a positive experience but this is actually a false claim there are a few recent studies around disproving this.
    Which part?

    That fertility specialists have higher rates of multiple births?

    Or that private hospitals have older mothers?


 

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