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"Giving birth at The Mater Hospital, Sydney"

About: Mater Hospital Sydney

(as the patient),

14 months ago I gave birth to my son via C-section. He was delivered at the Mater Hospital, Sydney. I can honestly not say enough good things about my experience. All the MW's, nurses and doctors I saw were amazing. I wanted to pretty much be left alone and that was what they did - checking on me occasionally to make sure all was fine

While I was in hospital a mum came back in with PND and she became psychotic over the next 24 hours. I was in the room next to her and it was very scary listening to her pain at 3am in the morning, especially as a new mum with a newborn. When I went to talk to the staff in tears, they were wonderful. Found another room for me for the night, made sure I was ok.

I do think there can still be more education around breastfeeding with some staff. In my opinion it is not good to shove a baby on a mum's boob. I think there should be more education around a gentle parenting approach, teaching mum's to follow their instincts. I also believe that in the classes I did after birth, that we should discuss what you should do when your baby gets a temperature for the first time. How to handle it rather than medicating straight away.

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