First time poster,long time reader.
Have to say it's a wonderful forum with so much information that has been very helpful.
I have just gotten a BFP today YAY!!! and was wondering which hospital you would recommend and why/why not between Mercy Heidelberg and William Angliss.
My past history isn't fantastic, I had a stillbirth a long time ago at 34 weeks ( I believe it was the hospitals fault Box Hill so will never go there) and I had miscarriage at 7 weeks this April.
When I had my miscarriage, I had applied to Mercy but hadn't received my welcome pack ( it turned up 2 weeks after I miscarried) and I went to the William Angliss for my miscarriage and they were really great.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
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09-07-2013 21:00 #1Junior Member
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Mercy Heidelberg or William Angliss Ferntree Gully
09-07-2013 21:18 #2
All i know is that Mercy is very hard to get into and if you want in there you will need an AWESOME letter of recommendation from your gp stating why it is important for you to be in that hospital. From what you've stated you'd likely get in.
MY SIL told me this as she got into Mercy after a horrific experience at the Northern and her GP wrote her a brilliant letter stating that she needed the support.
09-07-2013 21:20 #3
Mercy are slow on the book in but you are welcome at the ED even before your first middy appointment.
I had a high risk pregnancy with them 2012-13 and they were mostly really lovely and although my baby's genetic condition meant he had already passed away my birth and inductions was really great considering the circumstances they were kind, let me have as much support as I needed (up to 6 in the birthing suite) it was as positive and stress free as possible.
I ended up with a manual emergency placenta removal and they were quick to get me out of recovery and back to my baby.
During the pregnancy itself I had appointments weekly from 17 to 30 weeks and found their care fantastic.
Angus 4~6~13, loved - wanted - missed
09-07-2013 22:16 #4
Mercy have a fbc which anyone can get into but tgey have a quota for each month. That's for non intervention births. Regular area would work by catchment area I assume. My care there was fine. Midwives post birth were fantastic!!! They have 2 to a room there.
Obs appts were fine too.
09-07-2013 22:16 #5
I would avoid northern if you can
10-07-2013 03:31 #6Junior Member
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Thank you ladies.
I was accepted in the Mercy for my second pregnancy that ended in April so I have no doubt I would be accepted again on my doctors recommendation.
He said he would be happy with either Mercy or William Angliss for me but that the Mercy had more specialists.
Ally I am very sorry to hear about your loss
Thanks again for all of your help
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10-07-2013 05:55 #7
Mercy for sure. More specialist level three hospy
10-07-2013 05:59 #8
I had ds there and will be having ds2 there. You do have to wait ages for appointment but as I'm high risk I get to see the same specialist ob each appointment.
I found there post natal care pretty terrible but it is public and when it really counted during labour they were great
10-07-2013 07:06 #9Junior Member
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Yeah I'm not too bothered about what they will be like post natal,I just want everything to go well and to finally have my happy ending and it's starting to sound like the Mercy is the best place for that to happen
18-07-2013 17:41 #10
The angliss don't usually take on high risk - they just don't have the facilities really. Personally I'd head to the mercy.
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