"Labour and Delivery Ward- Maternity"

About: Leicester General Hospital

I delivered at General Hospital Maternity ward and was quite apprehensive after visiting the maternity assessment unit earlier in my pregnancy. I was admitted without any wait because the nurses could see that i needed attended to sooner rather than later. The delivery was not straight forward, (because of some complications with the baby and myself). The Midwifes (i had 2 student midwives (night shift) also in the room, who i thought were brilliant) and one main midwife, who kept me informed and consulted me on every decision. I felt very calm through my labour all because of the midwifes communicating well with me at every step, and involving me and asking permission before any action taken. I asked for an epidural and didn't have to wait for it, was given it straight away, the Dr that gave my epidural was brilliant and i did not feel a thing. I had a forcep delivery and wouldn't even think afterwards that the birth wasn't straightforward as i was made to feel calm throughout. If i ever had another baby it would definitely be at the general. I have made a brilliant recovery and this was probably due to the positive experience that i had. I discharged myself on the same day so unfortunately didn't get a chance to give any chocs/flowers to the nurses.

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Response from Leicester General Hospital

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your comment. We're really pleased to hear about your positive birthing experience at Leicester General Hospital. Your feedback is much appreciated and has been passed on to the team involved in your care. We hope you and baby are well. Best wishes, Communications team, Leicester's Hospitals

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