I had both my babies there and I highly recommend the RBWH maternity ward + birth suite staff and facilities. Every staff member I met was supportive, helpful and kind. During my babies' births, my midwives coached and guided me through relatively quick and easy deliveries. They took great care of me after as well. I did not have my mum with me, and some of the older midwives were wonderful with showing me how to change my bub - practicing on a doll beforehand doesn't prepare you for how tiny and fragile they are! - how to wrap, bath and breastfeed bub. With my first bub, my room mate had had a ceasar, and was in a lot of pain. The midwives were so kind and patient - checking on her every hour, offering blankets + meds, etc - they even bathed her and helped her brush and plait her hair. With my second bub, she didn't stop crying for the first 24 hours and the lovely staff took her for a few hours in the nursery so I could have some sleep. There were also some problems with her feeding, and I was distraught but the midwives helped me through it with patience and kindness. And after I went home, I received a visit from a midwife about 2 weeks later to check that I was coping OK. I was also able to access the Tummy Toning + exercise classes run by the hospital's physio dept - I could bring bub along and get some exercise, and meet other mums as well. Two of my girlfriends have had their babies there and have had similar positive experiences.