Seeking stories/experiences as I am hoping to deliver there in July x
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26-02-2015 22:01 #1
Has anyone given birth at the KEMH Family Birth Centre in Perth??
26-02-2015 22:41 #2
I had dd there almost 3 yrs ago and with her, absolutely could not fault the care before, during and after her arrival. I had a water birth and found the whole experience amazing
Sadly I had a very different experience with ds late last year. I was booked in to deliver in October but my cheeky monkey was footling breech so I ended up with a cs in the main hospital.
Won't go into all the details but my concerns were always brushed aside and any advice I was given differed dependant on the mw doing my appt.
BUT another mum in my dig had her 2nd bub there and had no concerns with her care - and like I said, with dd it was wonderful. Obviously straying from textbook with ds just threw it into chaos.
26-02-2015 23:03 #3
I was booked to have my son there (5 years ago) but ended up in the main hospital due to failure to progress and wanting an epidural.
I found it difficult having all different midwives in the lead up and having no idea who the people were in and out when I was in labour. The lady I had before going to the main hospital I remember being a bit mean.
I personally for future children won't go there again. I think for complicated and high risk pregnancies/births it is great in terms of their emergency care etc but I would probably either do Kaleeya or Fiona Stanley next time.
Just my experience, I'm sure there are others who have more positive stories good luck!
26-02-2015 23:05 #4
27-02-2015 11:16 #5
Thanks ladies. So it sounds like the actual birth centre itself is great but if you end up at the main hospital the care isn't as consistent?
27-02-2015 16:06 #6
I can't though speak for the antenatal side of things in the hospital as all my appointments were done by the birth centre. At the same time, I only saw one mw twice at the birth centre, otherwise I had a different one each appt so I wouldn't consider that consistent but I understand it depends on their rosters
27-02-2015 16:54 #7
02-03-2015 19:57 #8
I just thought I would let those who aren't aware know- since Nov 2014 they now do midwife teams so even if you get transferred to the hospital, someone from your team will still be looking after you
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