"Excellent experience at Birth Centre"

About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Greater London)

I delivered my first baby at the new Birth Centre at the QE on 27th June 2015. I had visited the centre a couple of times beforehand and was very much hoping labour would progress without any issues allowing me to use this new facility. Fortunately, that was the case and the experience absolutely lived up to expectations, with great support from the midwives, including being allowed to stay overnight in the double ensuite room in which my son was born (although this is dependent on demand for the birthing rooms each day/night). The Birth Centre feels like a calm, fresh oasis in its own area of the hospital but is still reassuringly close to the main labour ward should any medical intervention be needed. I would definitely recommend this facility to others looking for a natural birth option.

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Response from Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Thank you so much for your glowing report of our service, Jessica. We are delighted you had such a positive birth experience with us. It is very kind of you to take the time to feedback to us. Our maternity team aims to support all women with the birth of their choice, including labour ward for those requiring more intensive monitoring and homebirths. We are very happy to have been able to facilitate the birth of your choice. Congratulations to you and your family. Elaine Frail Birth Centre Lead Midwife Supervisor of Midwives Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust Queen Elizabeth Site

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