I am really torn between going public or private for the next baby. Torn because of the extra out of pocket expenses going private means, especially when as a Doula myself I want a Doula as well. The main reason that I want to go private is because of the hopital stay that private gets. I live in a small country town near Canberra and the after birth support (Midcall??) is terrible, it took me 2 weeks to be seen once I got home with DS and during that time had massive feeding issues etc.
I have done a search for Queanbeyan hospital experinces and all seem to rave about it.. but some of the information were getting on a bit.
So if you have given birth recently at Queanbeyan Hospital, can you let me know your experience? Especially…
How did you find your birth experince there?
If you needed access to a Lactation Consultant, did they have one available?
Did your DP/DH stay overnight and was he encouraged to?
What was the length of your stay? Did you feel that you were pushed to leave sooner?
What GP did your shared care and would you recommend them.
I am yet to support a mother at Queanbeyan hospital, hence me asking these types of questions?