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    Default Mercy hospital- public

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any stories re their experience at the mercy Heidelberg (public). I've heard positive about private but a friend had a negative experience going public including not getting an epi. I'm interested in all feedback.

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    My friend recently had her bub there public and said it was fantastic, couldn't fault them. I've only heard great things about it both public/private. I'd be going there for any future bubs

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    I went public and the mercy is fantastic! Food wasn't awesome but pfft who cares! The staff were lovely I Only saw one doctor I didn't like. They were fantastic and we had all the specialists for angus and my induced labour was fine and emergency manual placenta surgery was quick and professional

    Couldn't fault the place


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    Thanks for sharing! Do you know if you can organise a tour for public? Does anyone know their policy on epidurals?

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    If you call the main number you can go on the tour. The main difference for public is you can ask for a private room but if there is a private patient they get it over you, but private does not mean you will not have to share.

    No idea what their policy is on epidurals as I didn't need one but I was offered one if I needed to switch from oral to intravenous meds for induction.

    And my sil had a epidural when she asked for one in her labour and she was public


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    I had my little girl there 5 months ago (public), I had a difficult pregnancy and was high risk with Placenta Previa. I had nothing but the best care the entire time, I also had Gestational Diabetes and had a lot of support. I stayed there for a month before my C/S and I couldn't speak more highly of the doctors and mids there especially on ward C! They were awesome

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    Hmmm, besides my friend I seem to be getting only good feedback, even from people not on the forum. Still a few months off ttc but I'm starting to feel a little more relaxed. I've really worked myself up about labour and I'm not even pregnant yet! I think I just need to realise this is one thing I can't control!

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    I didn't have a great experience there. Was high risk, waters broke at 23wks. 23+3 I start having contractions and both the nurses and drs argued with me! 1.5hrs later I delivered my 470gram baby alone in a bathroom on the maternity ward

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    Aww sweetheart that's horrible!! I can't believe they let that happen!! Grr!


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    Thanks Ally,
    I'm sure all hospitals have good and bad stories but it should never have happened. My two year old was also born there, pregnancy and birth went fine but then he got meningitis while in nicu there. Dd was a planned hb but when we had to go in we chose to go to the womens instead and they were fantastic

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