"Delivery suite Friday 24th July"

About: James Paget University Hospital

I was due to have a home birth and after getting to 7cm at home I had to be blue light to the James paget due to having a high temperature and previous having a quick labour. I was so anxious about going into hospital even though I've always worked in a hospital I was always terrified about giving birth in one One of the reasons was I needed 3 birthing partners for support not just 2 which is one of The reasons of wanting a home birth I arrived at the delivery suite at 6am and the staff was lovely and very welcoming I was very anxious as all through my pregnancy I had it in my head I was having a home birth The midwives who were on the time I arrived were fantastic! I panicked a few times and they really reassured me and made me calm down I can not be grateful enough! Another midwife then took over from the night staff and they were brilliant too going out of their way to explain and reassure me as I was so anxious about my general health too as my previous birth I lost so much blood! Being a nhs worker myself I don't think people get praised enough and the public are too quick to complain rather than praise workers. I will be writing to the manger to say how amazing the staff were I can not fault anything me and my daughter was very looked after and I can not thank everyone there enough!! Well done! I hope your work gets noticed because I don't think credit is always Given where credit is due!

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Response from James Paget University Hospital

Many thanks for taking the time to provide such positive feedback and congratulations on the birth of your daughter. It is extremely encouraging to hear that you felt well supported throughout your admission, despite your preference to have a home birth. I have shared your feedback with the teams involved in your care who I am sure will be happy to receive such praise. Best Wishes. Amanda Hood Head of Patient Experience and Engagement

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