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"Excellent care received from the maternity team"

About: St Peter's Hospital (Chertsey)

I recently had my baby at St Peter's and received excellent care throughout. When I arrived at the hospital at 9.30pm I was welcomed into the Abbey Birthing Centre by a midwife who examined me straight away. She had concerns that my baby was breech so within minutes I was examined by a second midwife and then taken up to the labour ward for a scan. I didn't have to wait long at all for the scan to take place but unfortunately it revealed my baby was in the breech position after all so I would need a Caesarean section. The procedure was quickly but thoroughly explained to me by the surgeon and midwife and I was taken straight in for surgery as my labour was progressing quickly. I could not fault the care I received from the midwives in the birthing centre or the team up in the labour / delivery ward. They also did a great job of keeping my husband reassured and informed. My baby boy was delivered safely at 11.22pm. The care I received in the post natal ward was also excellent. If I had one constructive criticism to make it would be to ask that staff have more training in diagnosing tongue tie. I had initial difficulty breast feeding my baby and asked numerous different members of staff if my baby had a tongue tie but I was informed that he didn't. A 70% tongue tie was however diagnosed after I was discharged from hospital by a community midwife. I would certainly recommend St Peters to any mums to be in the local area. Thank you to everyone involved in the care of me and my baby.

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Response from St Peter's Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments here and we are very pleased to hear about your positive experience in our maternity department. We will ensure your comments are passed on to the team, thank you. Congratulations on the birth of your new baby son.

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