I didnt know where to post this so I am posting it here. Who has had a birth at Flinders Medical Center? How was it? I am currently ttc-ing for my first. I would also like to know will they still take me when I suffer from endometriosis?
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16-12-2011 05:51 #1
Flinders Birth Center
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16-12-2011 23:42 #2
17-12-2011 00:00 #3
Hi I've birthed and attended births there are you hoping to get into mgp or l&d? They should still take you as they are equipped for high risk so I don't think they'd turn you away (they're the main maternity hospital for the south) did you have any more specific questions?
17-12-2011 00:10 #4
I really would like to get into mgp. Because I want to go the all natural way and have heard that if you do go mgp. They dont offer you the epidural and they let you do things the way you want. Are you a Doula or a independent midwife? How was the births?
17-12-2011 00:21 #5
I'm a Doula, and I've seen both ends of the scale with work. I have seen amazing births against the odds and horrible births that have stuck with me. I do enjoy working at flinders and overall I find the midwives to be open and supportive of a good support team and mostly they respect a mothers right to birth as she pleases. (on both sides of the ward)
I think my two most memorable cases are ones that have gone against the expected outcomes, one was a relief job where I came in brand new to this couple while they were in established induced labour and supported them to have an amazing empowering natural labour/ birth against the odds and another was a family in the mgp who was induced and had a mid push drugs, and ignore alot of the families wishes even when she'd been aware of them for months that was a very scary birth with a less than ideal outcome that has left a traumatized mummy and stuck with me for a long time. I truly think a different mid would've made all the difference there both of these were first children, both inductions, and really the expected outcomes most would say belong down the other end of the hall.
17-12-2011 00:30 #6
Ah ok. Yeah that is why I want an independent midwife present at my birth. So I know that even if they do force that upon me that she will be able to stand up for my rights and keep my birth what I want. Because I know I will cave when they push, so yeah. I am currently searching for an independent midwife. So she can be with me from start to finish.
17-12-2011 00:31 #7
I can recommend one if you'd like? She is lovely may I ask why you're not considering a homebirth?
17-12-2011 00:36 #8
7. Will endometriosis affect my pregnancy or delivery in any way?
Endometriosis is diagnosed in a third of women presenting for investigation of infertility. Severe endometriosis can interfere with getting pregnant but in mild cases the reasons for difficulty falling pregnant are uncertain. Endometriosis does not appear to affect pregnancy and delivery.
17-12-2011 00:37 #9
If you know someone please tell me! My faince wants me to be at the hospital just in case. Plus we dont live alone, so it wouldnt be as private as I would like. But I hope my birth after this 1 will be a homebirth.
17-12-2011 00:41 #10
Have you discussed the associated risks of hospital birth vs homebirth? (the private mid can help you with this conversation **if it is what you want) my dp was iffy on it but there is enough info to support it though as you're not living alone? It may not suit, have you thought of where you'll be for early labour if you don't have a private space to retreat to?
I'd also recommend a student mid or doula or even student doula though many im's will be brilliant emotional/ physical support out of the medical field too
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