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"Planned Caesarean section for a breech baby"

About: The Ulster Hospital / Maternity

(as a service user),

We were booked in on for mid October at the Ulster hospital for a planned C-section as our baby was breech position and this was the recommended safest delivery option. This was our first child and although we were excited to meet them, we were also anxious about the procedure ahead.

Esther our midwife met us at 8am and we instantly warmed to her kind nature. She struck a perfect balance of giving us the necessary information as to how things would work, putting our nerves at ease and also sharing in our excitement of what was going to be a very important day in our family and one we will remember forever.

A special mention must also go to our Anaesthetists Team who for me were crucial in supporting me through the operation and making it a calm and special experience. They clearly communicated what we could expect to happen at each stage from getting the spinal injection to talking me through the sensations and noises I could expect to feel and hear at each point in the operation. This really helped me stay calm and aware and engaged in the process of what was happening. They shared genuinely in our excitement and joy at the birth of our baby girl and they were by my side along with my husband throughout the entire operation. They always portrayed a sense of calm control which instilled confidence in both my husband and I. 

We will be forever grateful to the whole team who delivered our baby girl Evelyn that day from the nurses and surgeons to those mentioned directly in our story. Although it was never the birth we imagined, it was incredibly special and we will remember it forever. We couldn’t have asked for more from the team. Thank you.

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Response from Sarah McKevitt, Interim Lead Midwife, Woman & Acute Child Health - Maternity, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust 3 months ago
Sarah McKevitt
Interim Lead Midwife, Woman & Acute Child Health - Maternity,
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Submitted on 22/10/2021 at 17:44
Published on Care Opinion at 17:44

Dear JennyPearl,

Congratulation on the birth of your Baby Girl Evelyn,

Thank you for posting this feedback. I am delighted to hear that Esther made you feel at ease and ensured that you had a positive birthing experience. I will pass on your kind words on to her and also to the Anaesthetic Team who cared for you during your caesarean section. It is lovely to hear that the whole team were able to share in your joy and excitement on the birth of your baby.

I would like to wish you well and hope you had a uncomplicated recovery from your caesarean section.

Kind Regards


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