"Delivery - I had to have elective ..."
About: Queen Charlotte's Hospital Queen Charlotte's Hospital London W12 0HS
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What I liked
Delivery - I had to have elective c-section and the staff were fantastic. Fully informed all the way through, husband included. Daughter was put straight on to me for skin to skin. Breast feeding initiated straight away.
Antenatal care mostly efficient
Scanning staff very good
What could be improved
Antenatal clinic - lacked continuity. I never saw the same midwife, but all encountered were professional and helpful. Long waiting times
Post natal - Horrible, midwives mostly unhelpful. On second night I was having trouble settling baby and was basically treated like an idiot when I tracked down a midwife to help. Told they would come back and they didn't. Eventually an experienced mother in my room helped me settle her. I was not referred to community midwife and told to ring back only if not seen for 48 hours, so ended up not being seen for 3 days .