"Giving birth to my first baby"

About: Wishaw General Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I just wanted to share what a great experience I had at Wishaw General Maternity as I was terrified going in to have my first baby.

The staff were all so helpful and supportive and I felt well cared for from the minute I arrived. I had quite a long labour and ended up having an emergency section to deliver my baby boy, but both the baby and I were well cared for throughout.

The staff could see when I was struggling or in pain from the section and did a great job of making me more comfortable and helping me to care for my brand new baby. They were all friendly and my husband even managed to get a few meals that were going spare! We were so pleased to get home but I have happy memories of my baby's first few days and I will feel so much more at ease should we return to have another baby.

Thanks to everyone on Ward 23!

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Response from Lyn Clyde, Chief Midwife / Operational Manager, Women's Services, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear weekjl

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am delighted to hear you had such a positive expierience in the unit. Please be assured I will pass on your comments to the staff in ward 23.

I hope you and your baby are doing well

Kind Regards


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