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Anyone had a c section at queen mary?

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    Anyone had a c section at queen mary?

    Hi,

    I've booked into the Matilda for my c- section but was wondering if anyone can tell me about their birth experiences at Queen Mary? I don't have insurance here so I'm thinking about having my c- section at Queen Mary, but I'm a little sceptical because its a public hospital. I haven't lived in Hong Kong long so I'm not so sure how professional the doctors are at the public hospitals.
    Thanks x0

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    The doctors are good. The nurses are a mixed bag - some are wonderful, some are just downright rude and unprofessional.
    If you go public, you need to take EVERYTHING with you - pads, nappies, mattress pads etc. When they lost my bag of mattress pads they yelled at me.
    But, medically, it's the safest place to be - especially for babies born early.

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    i had one terrible c-section there in 2005 and one fantastic one in 2007.

    you cannot just "choose" to have a c-section at QMH, they will only do them for medical reasons.

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    thanks for that. not too sure what ill be doing.

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    The public hospitals have excellent medical care. But they are very busy and as already mentioned, will only do a c-section if it's necessary, not just if you fancy one. You can presumably afford it (as you've already booked) so why not go to the Matilda?

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    I need to have the c section for medical reasons so i don't think it will be a problem. If the qm was highly recommended then i would consider saving my money and not going to the matilda.

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    Personally chose to go private for a C-section so that I would know who was going to cut me open and that I also knew that he had done hundreds of them before.

    While I think you will get expert medical care there,I have heard that the actual scar is maybe not as cosmetically pleasing.

    Good Luck with your desision

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    thanks momofthree,
    im going to go private for the c section. i have a pretty good scar from the first birth and im not willing to have a dodgy one

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