I am 15w 5d pregos with baby no2. I had my son at Westville hospital with Dr Margolis; this time round i am at Hillcrest private hospital, does anyone have any experience or know of someone who has had a baby there? i am with Dr Akpun this time.
I've heard terrible things about Dr Ventress so its sort of made me worry about the hospital in general now... lol i know its silly.
Any info will be appreciated, as well as where you had or having your babes=)
I'm also a durban moomie... I must admit when I saw in your post "Hillcrest Private Hospital'' my first thought was oh please don't let this poor lady be with Dr Ventress!! Quite relieved when I read further and you said you're with Dr Akpun. I don't know Dr Akpun but I don't think you have anything to worry about with Hillcrest Private Hospital, I've only heard the best about the Hospital, it's Dr Ventress who's the problem- there are issues with her going back to the time she was still at Crompton Hospital.
I'm with Dr Naseera Mahomed- she practices out of Westville & Nu Shifa Hospital... we decided to go with Nu Shifa Hospital because they have an active birth unit- birth balls, jacuzzi, you can move around, you are allowed to sit up or squat when giving birth etc and also Nu Shifa is half the price of Westville - R6500 vs R18700 for natural birth.
Also with the latest issue of Your Pregnancy there is a 'giving birth' supplement with the magazine and at the back of the supplement there is a comparison of all the different private hospitals in the different provinces- Nu Shif is there under KZN and it was interesting to see how they compared with the other private hospitals.
I had my "tour" of the maternity unit early Jan when I booked my bed and I was so blown away by how clean and efficient the hospital was and the security around the maternity ward and the nursery. From the outside it looks like this pokey little hospital in Randles Road, Overport but once you get inside it's a different story. I also forgot to mention that you get a free 4d scan as part of your booking fee- just like the bigger hospitals.