Had a bad experience with MWives but that can happen anywhere it was just individual staff and I'm probably a bad patient.
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08-05-2014 10:47 #21
08-05-2014 14:37 #22
@Lili81 I had a really rough time at St V's when I had DD1 over 8 years ago. The midwives were awful (apart from one or two), the food inedible (I was a strict vegetarian back in the day) and I just hated the place generally. There was no room to take your baby to - you were just stuck in your room. I was very sick after I had DD1 and felt I was treated like I was complaining when I in fact had pneumonia!
Freemasons was like a breath of fresh air after that. The food was lovely and the room bright and airy.
I know now after having had 4 kids at 3 different hospitals you get good and bad midwives everywhere. I guess I just had a really bad time there and it stayed with me.
08-05-2014 14:45 #23
@Sonja yes I have heard that Stv was nowhere near as good as they are now a few years ago - lot of agencies staff and awful food.
I don't know how bad it was, but the food is now quite good. They have a different chef for the maternity ward apparently.
They have also upgraded their foyer and there is a coffee area with really nice views to the city just for the maternity ward.
OP you should book a tour for both hospital and then decide. I know both hospitals do tours several times a week
08-05-2014 14:50 #24
Yes and to be fair I had DD2 at Freemasons over 5 years ago. A lot can change there too!
08-05-2014 15:40 #25Junior Member
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I will organise tours to have an idea ! Thanks so much for all your messages
08-05-2014 16:23 #26
I loved St V's when I had my baby there 3 years ago. Great food, amazing midwives during my labour, decent ones on the ward, and I'm hoping that the next time I'm there (this August) we get transferred to the Park Hyatt.
My room at st V's was the biggest I've seen in any maternity hospital - big windows on two sides looking over Melbourne, very nice!
This time round I'm seeing Amber Moore who's so far been fantastic. If recommend seeing an OB who has their rooms in the same building you're delivering at.
08-05-2014 16:45 #27
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Would also hopefully reduce the delays and interruption to antenatal clinic when they're called for a birth - quick and easy to get back to.
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