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Queen Mary Hospital- after delivery

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    alibali is offline Registered User
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    wow, thank you so much for your helpful information. You've given me some good ideas for my birth plan and what I should be able to ask for in the hospital. Queen Mary seems to have a reputation for not "volunteering help/ info" (I go to Tsan Yuk for my antenatal visits and it's a bit the same- ask me to lie on the examining table, but not tell me what they are about to do...), so it's good to know what kind of requests I can make and expect to be fulfilled. Also, this is my first baby, so I don't have a previous birth experience to compare to.

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    alibali, you're absolutely correct. I think I really hated my experience there because I had such a wonderful experience in Australia with the birth of my first daughter. I found myself feeling very homesick and was wishing I was back there.

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    I have just been told there is an inaccuracy in my post... Matilda apparently do allow babies to room in, even in the non-private rooms shared with other people. Not relevant to this thread but don't want to defame Matilda unfairly!

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    With QMH you need to insist that they tell you what they are doing, and preferably ask first. I was outraged when I was having an internal exam after hours of labour and there was some pain and I asked what she was doing - 'oh, I'm breaking your waters' or something - I mean, really they ought to ask if they are doing something like that. But then I saw dozens of doctors during my labour and all except the last one (who finally managed to haul the baby out) were really bloody rude to me. This time I am going in prepared for this, and will not be taking bad attitude from anyone, or I will be out having this baby in the corridor. Or the cafeteria. Or the car park...

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    JennyB is offline Registered User
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    Yeah, I had on my birth plan "Please try not to touch me, or perform any medical intervention, without asking me first." I also put "Please try not to talk to me when I am experiencing a contraction"! They were pretty good at respecting those.

    I have found that staying calm and showing respect for the way they do things (even if you disagree with them) is the best way to approach issues of disagreement. I also got my husband to do almost all the talking with staff, while I had headphones playing relaxing music - helps to avoid stress which is the enemy of a smooth labour.

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