"Birthing experience with our first child"

About: Wonthaggi Hospital / Maternity Services

(as the patient),

I was being induced to have my first baby at Wonthaggi Hospital. The care and service provided beat all of my expectations. I was blown away by the lovely staff members, their compassion and dedication to their jobs. 

My induction turned into a Caesarean which was unexpected. Not once was I worried or felt as though things weren't under control. My doctor and midwife explained everything to me every step of the way, held my hand and ensured I was ok. 

I was a little nervous after hearing of other birthing experiences from other hospitals. I feel extremely lucky to have had such a positive experience. I could not have asked for a better birth considering it didn't go as expected.  

The aftercare I received went above and beyond. I am so glad I drove that little extra distance so I could use the wonderful services Wobthaggi Hospital provides. 

These staff members deserve great recognition for the amazing work they continue to do!  


Response from Jan Child, CEO, Bass Coast Health

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Dear earthks99,

Congratulations! And thank you for taking the time in your very busy world to acknowledge our wonderful staff. We have passed on your message and they are hugely appreciative. I hope you are recovering well and are settling into your wonderful new family. Don't hesitate to be in touch if we can help in any way.

Kind Regards,


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