"I had a positive experience from the word go"

About: Royal Bolton Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

In December 2014, I went into labour with my first baby. Every single midwife I met from the moment my waters broke were professional and provided me with reassurance (obviously I was nervous, and in pain). The midwife who delivered my baby was amazing from the moment I met her. I never got chance to thank her personally. Her professionalism and constant positivity ensured I only required gas and air during the birth. She was very friendly and supportive throughout it all. Post birth I was able to stay in the birthing suite with my partner, this was a very nice experience and enabled us to be a little family from the word go. I was informed that if the room was needed I would have to go to the ward but they would try and let me stay as long as possible- I am grateful for this. I then stayed in for another 24 hours to have help with breast feeding, I was given advice and help whenever I required it and this enabled me to go home with a lot lore confidence that I could feed my baby. You hear a lot of horror stories about birth, but I had a positive experience from the word go, and I am extremely grateful to the midwives who do an amazing job on the unit.

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Response from Royal Bolton Hospital

This has only just been posted on NHS Choices, but thank you for letting us know. We hope you are enjoying being with your baby.

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