I would love to hear some of your experiences with RNS hospital.
I had my first appointment there this week and I'm not feeling confident about it.
Is it normal to be left waiting for over an hour in the waiting room for your appointment, with nobody bothering to tell you they are running behind?
(I had a very bold DS that morning, had I been told they were running late I could have taken him off for a walk)
I'm 28 weeks, should I have seen an Obstetrician at this visit?
All I got was a lecture on Gestational Diabetes from a midwife and a list of all the extra appointments I will need to make.
I spent the day in tears after it.
I'm finding having a baby in the city so much different to having one in the countryside.
I knew it was going to be different, but I didn't realise how impersonal it was going to be.
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03-02-2012 12:07 #1
Please help ease my mind.
03-02-2012 12:27 #2
This probably isn't helpful but I had a really really awful experience at RNS hospital. You're going to clinic 9? The wait is long and yeah they don't tell you when you arrive, but I was there with my first baby do I could just bring a book & snacks and plan to be there for 1-2 hours. That wasn't an issue for me.
I won't do the whole 'here's my horror story', but if there's an alternative for you to birth elsewhere I would take that alternative.
I do know people who've had good experiences there, but I also know of a few frighteningly similar experiences to mine.
Congratulations on your pregnancy and best wishes
03-02-2012 13:00 #3
That's been my experience with every antenatal appointment doing the midwife appointment in 4 different hospitals in 3 different capital cities. The only good part was the end of DD2's pregnancy in a remote hospital and the actual birth in the nearby city hospital.
Seems like most public hospital pregnancy clinics are very overbooked!
03-02-2012 13:04 #4
i didn't go to RNS, but to the RWH in melbourne. Everyone else said they had long wait times, but i never did as i always booked for the first appointment of the day at 8.30. So perhaps try that if it's possible? it is terribly impersonal, maybe look into getting a doula so at least you know you'll have a friendly and familiar face with you.
03-02-2012 16:58 #5Senior Member
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IYes that's normal , annoying I know. I think there are just so many women to be seen and that stops it being friendly on clinic 9. I left there in tears before. BUT I had my second baby there a year ago, it was amazing. The midwives where amazing, they treated me so well , I was so supported and it was brilliant . I will be having my third there with no worries about it at all. Every hospital has its horror stories, my first baby was in gosford , I was treated so blandly there o honestly thought I was about to die the things they did to me. My experience at Rns was wonderful , I could say I even loved it. Clinic 9 was the pits though . Good luck , I would recommend it to anyone , they also have huge baths and lovely birthing rooms. Honestly if you ever have to give birth at gosford I would avoid it at all costs but Rns is pretty good. That's onlyexperience out of thousands though . Good luck, it also depends on your situation though , first baby was stuck second was a breeze. Sorry about spelling ,on phone.
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