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"Superstars made it such a wonderful experience"

About: University Hospital Wishaw / Maternity Care (Wards 21-24)

(as the patient),

I was booked in to be induced to have my baby boy safely as I was suffering from mild preeclampsia. The staff on the ante natal ward were very welcoming and made sure I had everything I needed and kept me up to date with what was happening. 

I wish I could remember the names of the midwives who helped me through my labour and delivery in the labour ward as they were superstars and made it such a calming and wonderful experience. 

I was unfortunate to have to attend theatre after delivery for repair but the staff that cared for me there talked to me throughout the procedure and put my nerves at ease.

I was then moved to post natal ward and again the staff were lovely. The support for breastfeeding is second to none , however it was something that didn’t work out for us. 

My one criticism is that there is a lack of support for parents in our position who then choose to bottle feed with formula. With support 24/7 for breastfeeding it now felt like we were left to get on with it ourselves and being first time parents it would have been nice to have some more support in those early days. This isn’t specifically aimed at post natal ward but more so to aftercare.

I really admire all the midwifes and care assistants working in these departments and know the job they do is outstanding. As a health professional myself I have even considered re-training to become a midwife to follow in these women’s footsteps.

Thank you all for all the help and support and I hope to meet you all again when it’s time for baby number 2!

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Response from Amanda Kennett, Senior Midwife for Inpatients, University Hospital Wishaw, NHS Lanarkshire 2 years ago
Amanda Kennett
Senior Midwife for Inpatients, University Hospital Wishaw,
NHS Lanarkshire
Submitted on 12/09/2019 at 15:43
Published on Care Opinion at 15:43


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Hi MrsT89

Thank you for taking the time to write on care opinion about your experience during your induction, labour and delivery. The staff will all be delighted to read your kind words and I will ensure that this is passed on to them. I have noted your comments regarding your experience around feeding your baby and will discuss your thoughts with the Infant feeding team and staff.

I hope all is going well for you and your family and that you are all enjoying this precious time of your lives. Once again thank you for writing in and best of luck for the future.

Kind Regards

Amanda

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