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    Default Brisbane public hospitals?

    Hi, can anyone tell me there experiences with brissy public maternity ward. Is it busy? What are the midwives, doctor etc?

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    Default Brisbane public hospitals?

    The royal or any Brisbane maternity hospital?

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    It depends where you live to what hospital you are in the catchment for. I had my oldest at the mater and it was good, youngest at the logan and had an awful experience. But everyone's experience is different

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    Default Brisbane public hospitals?

    Any hospital in particular?
    I could choose between marter or Ipswich.
    I chose Ipswich.
    Loved it, when I was pregnant I really had to stress to the ob's what my worries and concerns were, they didn't seem to have much heart but the midwives were amazing!
    Once I was in labour and bub was born the pediatrics and Ob's were excellent.
    My labour went pear shaped due to some medical issues and everyone was right on it, I never experienced waiting periods.
    My aftercare was all I could have asked for, I had an unplanned c-section and they allowed my to discharge from hospital 2 days later and offered home visits from both a midwife and a registrar OB.
    I also had an operation done their 3 months ago for gynecology reasons and once again I couldn't have been happier with the care I received.
    Also the waiting period for my to get in for that operation was only 3 months.

    My dd has some medical problems and we have been going to the RBH for her and they have also been excellent.

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    I recently had my little boy at redcliffe. They were amazing and literely saved my life. I suffered from pre eclampsia and had to be in hospital for 6 weeks prior to his birth, Thye respected my wishes for a chance to be induced and to have a vaginal birth and they really did work very hard to get me there. When things did go pear shaped they were very prompt i dealing with the situation.

    I ended up needing a c section and needed resus 3 times however they saved me and it was my body failing not their lack of expertise. I am forever gratful. If you can go to redcliffe as they are amazing

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    Oh sorry, I meant **what are the midwives and doctors like?
    I don't know how Brisbane hospitals work. I am from cairns where there is one hospital for the whole of the area. Does Brisbane have zoning areas? I live in the Gordon park area.
    I don't know whT hospitals are around here that I can choose to birth at. I'm only 10 weeks so I have plenty of time, but will I be on waitin list for ante natal care etc?

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    The Royal Brisbane is your nearest. It is a very well equipped hospital. I have mainly heard good things about the staff there.

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    I have had both of my children at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and found the midwives wonderful My care was fantastic and all through labour, delivery and aftercare was wonderful.
    I chose shared care, so I would see my GP for most appointments but went to the hospital for the 12 and 20 weeks scans, and I think 3 midwife appts.
    Being in Gordon Park that would be your closest hospital.
    You should see your GP who will send a referral to the hospital and then you should get a letter from the hospital letting you know when your next appt us with them.
    Good luck!

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    Yep, you would definately be zoned for the Royal.. You need to get booked into the hospital asap tho.

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    I had my DS at the Redcliffe hospital and it was great. It did help that I knew two of the midwives before I was pregnant and then I had the midwife I saw for all my appointments.
    I had a c-sect and originally had a manual rise bed but they swapped it over to electric bed ASAP.
    All the midwives were supportive and kind, especially when I was having an emotional moment because they found a murmur in DS' heart so we had to stay another night but I just wanted out. That midwife gave me a big hug. Was really nice.


 

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