My DH and I are going to be TTC baby #2 come the new year! We're very excited to have made the decision to start trying again after an eventful first birth at 25 weeks.
I am trying to decide where we should have this baby, KEMH (high risk care) or Mercy. The OB that delivered my DD at KEMH (Dr Wu) works primarily out of Mercy and I have PHI so it is an option. I thought Dr Wu was amazing and so I was looking for some information about the hospital.
If you had your bub at Mercy, what did you think of the rooms, nurses, food, visiting policy etc?
If you had a CS at Mercy, what was the policy regarding partners staying? How much extra did it cost?
If you've had a bub that needed some time in the nursery at Mercy how did you find the nursery and nurses? What gestation was your bub (if early) and how long did they stay?
I think that about covers everything! lol
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16-12-2013 18:41 #1
Experiences at Mercy Hospital, Mt Lawley WA
16-12-2013 18:49 #2
I personally haven't had a bub there yet dd2 was going to be born there but I decided not not
But many family & friends have birthed there
The rooms are amazing very nice and modern and spacious the food was fantastic ( but I'm not that picky lol) I pretty sure there visiting hours are the same as most other hospitals there's a period where mothers & bubs are meant to rest 2 hrs I think in the afternoon 1-3pm I think.
The staff well like any hospital you get your good & bad, when visiting my little sister just after she was born I met the most awful midwife ever but brushed that of as her not the hospital
16-12-2013 21:41 #3
16-12-2013 22:12 #4Senior Member
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Loved mercy. Nurses so great only one I didn't like who wasn't so nice but also the nicest nurses I had on different shifts. Yep no visiting from 1-3.
Dh stayed all 5 days I was in so that was great.
Small hospital which I liked too. I am going to give birth there again if I get preg again. Food was great too..and nice views from the rooms.
17-12-2013 00:42 #5Senior Member
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I have been to Mercy twice and both times managed an awesome room! I had visitors who said they had a smaller one with not as nice views- but then we are there for a baby aren't we? lol
Food was fine, staff were fine, midwives did there job well, they were all very good at advocating the patient rights especially when they thought the obs were not right! As in any place there were really great middies and some who were not. Luck of the draw!
The only thing I could fault them for was I had had two natural births and then a c-sect. For the second baby they pretty much left me too it as I had been there done that kinda thing, which was great. Third time around with a c-sect and they all presumed this was my 3rd c-sect. That was not great. When they came and got me up I didn't know what I should be doing, I didn't know if I was allowed to pick bub up, I just had NO idea of what should happen.
oh and both times the physiotherapy option just didn't happen. I am not sure what happened the first time, I think someone passed a flyer in, the second time I was bathing bub and she popped in like stuck her head in the door and said something, I didn't really have a chance to think about who she was or what she was doing etc. Then when I got home I had a million questions. I think the could improve on that side of things.
As for the nursery they don't have a very high level care nursery, I can't remember what it is. They have a rule on how early you can deliver there.
The first time they said DH could stay, then the second birth apparently they don't do it anymore- he ended up there 2 nights anyways, but those were the labor and c-sect nights so not sure on the rulings.
I had a pre-labor stay and I went in not expecting to stay overnight- I ended up staying 2, the care was exceptional that visit. A lot of it is the staff I guess.
Overall way better than a lot of my friends have told me about other hospitals!
17-12-2013 08:52 #6Senior Member
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- Sep 2012
Patsmum what year did they say they didn't allow partners to stay anymore? That's crazy! U pay for it so why not..
Mine stayed in 2012 so hoping he can again otherwise I wohkd have gone crazy!
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