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Thread: Mandurah Hospital
- 08-05-2008, 06:05 PM #1
I am 6weeks pregnant (and 4 days ) and I am moving to mandurah (WA) later this month. I dont know anything about the public hospital there and I was wondering wether anyone knows about it? Is it a good place for a prenatal care? or will I have to drive to Rockingham?
Any info or experiences would be great, I guess I have to visit there to find out really but Im so busy at the moment I dont think I will get to drive down until moving day, and Im too curious to wait that long!
- 08-05-2008, 09:01 PM #2Member
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I have no idea hun but wanted to say congrats on the pregnancy and you'll LOVE Mandurah. I live 40 mins north of mandurah. We just had a meet up of births mums in Mandurah this week.
Good luck for the rest of your pregnancy
- 08-05-2008, 10:52 PM #3
Congrats on the pregnancy. Great news.
I was initially going to Peel Health Campus for my pregnancy (until my pregnancy became high risk and I had to go to KEMH) and I went there when I had mastitis and they were great. I couldn't recommend the hospital highly enough. From what I have heard the birthing suites are fantastic.
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- 08-05-2008, 10:58 PM #4
Congrats on your pregnancy.
I had my little boy Toby at Peel Health Campus in Mandurah back in January. It's a great Hospital and all the midwives I saw were great too - there's even a guy!
They were in no hurry to force me home and they bent over backwards to help when the little man wasn't letting me sleep. I really can't speak for anyone else and I guess everyone's experiences are different, but if I were to have any more babies I would have no problem going back there.
They were also wonderful in the labour ward too!
I saw Dr Thng at Peel Maternity Centre in Greenfields who was wonderful throughout the pregnancy.
Welcome to Mandurah - we moved here 12 months ago and are very happy so far!
- 08-05-2008, 11:16 PM #5
Thanks guys thats really reassuring to hear!
Iv never had a baby before so I dont know if these are silly questions, but I was also wondering wether I would have the option of having a more active birth? Do most hospitals let you move around and make descisions during the birth? Im terrified of being told to lie down on my back and let someone else be in control
(my worries are very premature I know!)
- 08-05-2008, 11:29 PM #6
The midwife at Peel was really wanting me to walk around and have a shower, she even made the suggestion during the pushing stage that I get on all fours!!!! Unfortunately I progress very quickly and there's no time for all that so I was kind of half laying and half sitting - only because that was more comfortable for me. But they definitely wanted me to be more active.
The labour ward has 3 rooms - theres the bathroom, the little lounge area and the actual labour area. DH and I were watching TV until things progressed.
The midwife who helped me during delivery was called Felicity so if you should see her, just know that she was wonderful.
Peel Health Campus is a public and private Hospital - I was a public patient and I'm pretty sure that apart from sharing a room, there wasn't too much difference!
Hope this helps you.
- 08-05-2008, 11:45 PM #7
That sounds really good. I read a book last time I was pregnant and it was all about giving birth, but it was written in the 70's so I guess things where different then. It had lots of scary photos of cold hospital rooms and grumpy looking doctors, but your description sounds much much better!
I feel much better about going there now.
- 09-05-2008, 12:35 AM #8
I was born there and I survived ok and that was a long time ago! - I am sure you will be well looked after!
Congrats on your pg.Me 37 DH 39
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- 09-05-2008, 09:29 AM #9Member
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Most places will let you walk around unless you need to be monitored for yours or bubs sake (the as mums you don't care as long as your bubs is OK). With DS I had to be monitored as I was induced then he was in distress but with DD I was encouraged to be mobile (never mond the fact that I physically couldn't be.....)
I'm sure that the Mandurah Hospital would have no prroblems if you called them and asked them some questions.......
Good luck with your pregnancy and birth
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