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    Default Mater Hospital vs Royal Brisbane

    In regards to going public for birth, it will be my 3rd c-section, can anyone tell me pros and cons of the Mater Hospital vs Royal Brisbane? Do both have a special care unit? How long did you stay? thanks.

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    Both have a NICU and SCN. I don't think you will get much of a choice which one to go to though- they both generally only take people who live within their catchment areas.

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    catchment area based unfortunately. so northside/west is rbh and south/east is mater. I went private to avoid the RBH.

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    Yeah all about catchment. Where are you?

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    I'm at Stafford... I had my other 2 kids at Northwest and went private, and have just discovered about 2 weeks ago im unexpectedly 9 weeks pregnant... i won't be covered by the private health, I'm too late for that. (i didn't know i was pregnant as I had no symptoms at the time, my periods have never ever been regular, so it was a complete suprise) But my friend lives at Sunnybank and still managed to have her baby at the Mater... never heard of having to be in a catchment area... hmmm.

    Plus my biggest problem is, with my two kids I went early and then earlier again. I'm worried i'll be even earlier more like around the 32-34 week mark this time.

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    sunnybank and all the way to browns plains/greenbank are in the mater catchment area. RBH has the full SCN etc and the kiddies hospy is right next door for any real issues so you will be right.

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    I'm in mcdowall and got into redcliffe and my mate is in uper kedron and got into the mater, You can get inot either if you book early and pester them enough

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    I lived 5 mins from mater and it took them 6 weeks to accept my referral.

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    thanks ladies has anyone had any experiences regarding c/section at rwh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    thanks ladies has anyone had any experiences regarding c/section at rwh?
    My sister had two. No dramas at all


 

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