"I rave every day over how good my birth was!"

About: Queen Alexandra Hospital / Mary Rose Maternity Centre

(as the patient),

I was admitted mid-November in established labour and doing well. My 1st allocated midwife in my opinion, clearly couldn't wait to leave at 8pm, so I concentrated on keeping mobile, hydrated and getting through my contractions.  By the time of shift swap, the 2nd midwife Naomi came in she introduced herself and settled to make herself familiar with my notes.  

Throughout labour she was in the background guiding my husband and I through discreet prompts and open ended questions. She empowered us to have a relaxed and in control birth completely led by my body and supported by my husband.  Simply great and I really appreciate all she did as I rave every day over how good my birth was!

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Response from Debra Johns, Patient Experience Officer, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Toommy

I am so pleased to hear that you had such a good experience with Naomi. Please be assured that your comments will be shared with the Maternity Team.

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

I hope you and your baby are healthy and I wish you well for the future.

Kind regards.


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Update posted by toommy (the patient)

cant stress enough how gratefull we are that we had such a great experience.

again thankyou! thank you all