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    Default King Edward Memorial Hospital. Good? bad?

    Hey Ladies,

    I was told yesterday that i will need to have my baby at King Edward. I was just wondering if anyone had any feedback about this hospital? Did you enjoy the experience? would you go back?

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    I'm subscribing because im due to give birth there too!
    Have you gone for a tour around the hospital? It's lovely and everyone there is so helpful, even if it is the main hospital for high risk pregnancies, they still treat you really well and don't hurry you along like most hospitals do.
    My aunt had her baby there, had a ceasarean and was able to stay there for 5 days until she was fully recovered, had the best treatment from the nurses and midwives, she raves about it and tells me she'd have another baby just to receive that kind of treatment again .. Crazy, I know! Haha, so it must be a really good hospital if you get feedback like that from someone

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    I toured but decided not to go. A friend of mine was there and always had to wait at least an hour for appointments. Someone else who went just said it was a baby factory where they try and get you out as fast as possible. No experiences myself but I wouldn't chose to go there.

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    Hi Ladies - I had my son there last year and had a fantastic experience. I went through the midwife program and I only had to wait once for an appointment (and this happens in heaps of places from the hairdresser to dentists to doctors) so I just factored in a bit of waiting time and always made sure I had a book to read just in case.

    All the midwives I had were lovely and I felt they all took the time to listen and answer all my questions.

    Most of the birth rooms have been renovated and had large bathrooms/shower access - they also have baths available to use during labour (I don't think you can use them for birth though).

    All the support I received during the labour was great. I ended up staying in hospital for 4 days as I needed IV antibiotics and although the room wasn't flash it was totally adequate for my stay. I had heaps of help with breastfeeding and had a lactation consultant visit me in my room.

    I will definitely head back there for any other pregnancies.

    Wishing you all the best with everything -and if you have any other questions let me know :-)

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    A couple of my friends have delivered there and they both had great experiences.
    I also spent a few nights there while pregnant after a car accident and they were all very friendly, thorough and a very positive experience.

    I have heard that the appt waiting times can be pretty long, but *shrug* I wait to see my gp, hairdresser, etc.

    All the best with the rest of your pregnancy

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    Subscribing :-) I'm having a Cesar there in July and wanted to hear what others think too. I've only heard good feedback so far.

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    I'm having scans done there every 3 weeks this pregnancy, I will hopefully be having bub at a private hosp thou. So far the midwives and specialist docs have been just as good as my private hosp.
    It's a public hosp so the rooms ect are not as nice as the private hosp I go to but that's to be expected.

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    I've heard good and bad! But if anything were to go wrong, you'd be in good hands. They have good specialists there. I've heard the natural birthing centre is really good and very much like a hotel - rooms are like private hospital ones!! No drugs there though hehe.

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    Why do you have to have your bun there

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    I had DD1 there and had a fantastic experience from appointments to giving birth and staying on for 4 days after (recovered from post partum haemorrage) and spending the next week visiting baby who was in neo natal ward for prem reasons.

    Loved everything about my stay and what they offered me. I had DD2 at a hospital closer to home (Swan Districts) and I would prefer kemh over that one.


 

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