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"Positive Induction & Forceps Birth / Midwifery Care"

About: Aberdeen Maternity Hospital / Obstetrics (Maternity care)

(as the patient),

After our 41 week scan showed low fluid levels we were scheduled for an induction at 41+2 (04/21). At 22:30 after spending 12 hours in triage with the cook balloons, we were moved through to the labour ward to break my waters. The total duration of birth was 19 hours and 19 minutes. 

My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of the midwife team on the labour ward at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. We would like to give special thanks to Kyra, Lucy and Helen, our doctor (Lori) and our community midwife (Nik). It was a long two days in hospital but the team kept us informed, in good spirits, and generally were a joy to have around. We've never experienced people who are so committed to doing such a great job. The labour ward team ensured that what could have been a very stressful, high pressure, situation (forceps birth) was handled with care, and they ensured we felt comfortable the entire time.

Beyond our stay at the hospital we were so grateful to have a community midwife such as Nik. She is a breath of fresh air and I cannot thank her enough for everything she did for us. Nik's experience shows through her level / standard of care for her 'girls' and she left me feeling like I could tackle anything that comes next. 

Again we would like to thank everyone involved in the birth of our baby boy, you are all tremendous people. The words here can't even do any justice to our gratitude for all that you do and have done for us. 


Response from Liz Cheung, Midwifery Manager Inpatient Services, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, NHS Grampian 4 days ago
Liz Cheung
Midwifery Manager Inpatient Services, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital,
NHS Grampian
Submitted on 03/05/2021 at 19:29
Published on Care Opinion at 19:29

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Dear phaseny96,

Firstly let me congratulate you and your husband on the birth of your son and thank you for taking time to provide such lovely feedback.

It appears you encountered most teams and departments within Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and it is really reassuring to hear that you felt well cared for by all of them and that your community midwife Nik supported you to the point that you felt that you could tackle anything.

I will make sure that your feedback is passed on to the staff mentioned and I know that they will be delighted with this.

Thanks again and may I wish you and your family all the best for the future.



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