"Lewisham birth centre"

About: University Hospital Lewisham / Maternity care

(as the patient),

It was my first baby and I was quite scared about it. When in early labour I called the birth center a few times and they were really reassuring and didn't make feel silly about ringing several times.

When I came in I was 2 cm. They sent me home. There, I had a rest, some food, took a bath and the contractions got more intense and more frequent. when I got back to the birth center 6 hours later I was finally 4 cm.

I was taken into Lavender and I went in the pool. from there everything went quite quickly and I gave birth to my beautiful daughter 5 hours later. I had skin to skin straight afterbirth. I was nervous about breastfeeding my baby but the midwives were really supportive and gave amazing advice. I'm still breastfeeding and she is 6 months old.

I'm absolutely thrilled with the care I've received and I would recommend to anyone to have their baby there. It's a fabulous place and the staff is amazing.

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Response from University Hospital Lewisham

Thank you for your positive comments and taking the time to offer this feedback. Your comments are greatly appreciated and will be shared with the team.

Kind regards

Patient Experience Team

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