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    Hi All,

    DH and I are TTC #2 and I have decided to birth at the Wesley. I would like to hear your comments about OB's that work there. I am wanting a drug free birth. I do not want to be pushed into a c-section or into using pain relief. What have been your experiences with OB's at the Wesley?

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    I had Steven cook, he was wonderful.

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    Anyone else have advice?

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    I had a good experience at the Wes, my OB was Peter Ganter. I was encouraged to have en epidural but I had a lot of meconium in my wayers and they were worried about bubs getting distressed and me needing to be rushed in for a CS. Didn't end up needing a cs (phew).

    My midwife was great and I had mostly good middies on the ward, and good help and support with breastfeeding.

    And you get plenty of cups of tea during the day

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    I had dr Nikki Whelan. She was wonderful. Takes a little while to warm to you and doesn't initially like a lot of chit chat - just gets straight to business. I developed a kidney infection at 20 weeks and she was so caring. I think by that stage I got to know her a bit better and we got on wonderfully. My birth was text book perfect and I had no drugs except for wiffs of gas. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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    Thanks ladies

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    Rachel - I should just add that when I say I was encouraged to have an epidural it went like this:
    Dr: I think that you should have an epidural because of the meconium I am concerned we may need to take you to theatre. With the monitor on you won't be able to move around for pain relief
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    I had Dr Peter Ganter as well.

    He seems pretty pro-women's birthing choices. He asked me "so who are we getting this baby out?" and I'm confident he would have been okay with drug free natural or planned c-section.

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