"Birth of my baby girl who has downs syndrome"

About: Inverclyde Royal Hospital / Maternity care Royal Alexandra Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

Our baby girl was delivered by c section. Unbeknown to us she turned out to have downs syndrome. At the time it was obviously a bit of a shock but the care, direction and sheer love of everyone involved in her birth was fantastic. We truly believe that the care given at this time set us on the right path to deal with the extra challenges our daughter may have. It was a difficult day with every emotion imaginable running through us but all staff were so supportive and even although at the time they're words were just sounds around me, those initial words of encouragement have stayed with me.

Special thank you also to our consultant who guided us through a difficult pregnancy and the midwives who cared for us in recovery, especially the one who literally showered our whole family with kisses.....you know who you are! Ha ha x


Response from Lorna Fairlie, Patient Experience, Public Involvement Project Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 3 years ago
Lorna Fairlie
Patient Experience, Public Involvement Project Manager,
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

I work in a small team in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde which seeks to involve patients and carers in the work of the NHS. The biggest part of my role is in managing feedback projects across the Board area, one of which is Patient Opinion. It is my job to give our patients and carers the opportunity to give us feedback, and to make sure that this is passed to the right people to help us improve the services we provide.

Submitted on 07/02/2017 at 14:57
Published on Care Opinion at 15:57

We are delighted that you found the birth of your daughter to be such a positive experience, and that the staff were able to support you through what must have been a very stressful time. They are very grateful that you have taken time to leave this feedback, and are pleased that they were able to help in some way. Best wishes to all your family for a healthy and happy future.

Dorothy Finlay,

Lead Midwife, Clyde

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