"A wonderful birth experience thanks to the amazing..."

About: Stoke Mandeville Hospital

I had my daughter at Stoke Mandeville on the 17th Feb 2015. I was induced on the 15th due to high BP and ended up staying in hospital for a week as there were signs of a chest infection once my baby was born and she needed a course of antibiotics. I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful staff at Stoke - both on the labour ward and the ante and post natal care. I was so nervous about being induced and labour in general and i had the most fantastic experience. I did end up with forceps and an episiotomy, but thanks to the wonderful after care I had virtually no pain - was up and showered within 3 hours of giving birth and had no pain from then on thanks to the rigorous pain relief schedule I was on. The midwives were sainted - particularly the ones who looked after me all night while I was in labour! .. And the doctors were both incredible. My sister had a baby at Watford a fortnight before my daughter was born and when she visited me at Stoke said she would 100% choose to have her next child there. I had such a great experience I want to do it all again - asap !!

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Response from Anthony Banton, Patient Experience Manager, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear responder

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Every month in 2014/15 we receive over 2000 compliments from individuals like yourself and where possible we pass all compliments onto the relevant staff as we know your comments contribute to encouraging our staff to continue to provide a great level of care.

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