I am currently pregnant with MCDA twins, due to being high risk I was referred to Joondalup hospital immediately to be seen by an obstetrician.
As part of my care, I needed to be scanned every fortnight at Suite 105 with an obstetrician present. My first scan was at 17 weeks and although the scan went well, I felt the obstetrician was rude, never introduced themselves, etc. This was followed by an hour wait to speak with another obstetrician who, I felt, refused to answer any of my and my partner's questions in regards to the pregnancy, they didn’t even seem interested.
From then on I was required to be scanned at the same clinic every 2 weeks with an obstetrician present, due to the high-risk nature of my pregnancy. However the clinic couldn’t fit me in for appointments (even though, as I understand it, they were required to), I was told to go to a standard ultrasound clinic to do my 20-week anatomy scan even though, I believe this goes against procedure. After a lot of back and forth, I was scanned at a different ultrasound clinic that I had to pay for. The sonographer didn’t pick up any issues and there was no obstetrician present to look over the scan.
My next scan at suite 105 with an obstetrician was booked for 22 weeks, 5 weeks after my 17-week scan. Unfortunately, I never made it to that scan. I requested to be seen at a different hospital and got in immediately. The obstetrician at that hospital looked at my results from my 17-week scan noticed some issues, scanned me that day and suspected I had developed TTTS. That hospital was able to get me into their ultrasound clinic 24hrs later where it was discovered I had stage 2 TTTS and will require surgery to attempt to save the lives of both babies, immediately.
Had I not switched providers, I believe Joondalup hospital would have picked up on this issue too late. Very disappointed with the level and of the care I received at Joondalup Hospital. I felt like they didn’t care about me or my babies. Will never go back to them again.
"Poor antenatal care"
About: Joondalup Health Campus / Maternity Joondalup Health Campus Maternity Joondalup 6027
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