"Appendicitis whilst heavily pregnant"

About: North Middlesex Hospital

I had a ruptured appendix unbeknown to me whilst in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy.Had it not of been to the quick thinking & action taken by the amazing staff at this hospital, I would not be writing this review.Not only did they save my life but also that of my unborn baby & for that I am eternally grateful.After having a blood test it was revealed that my inflammation markers were extremely high, an indication of an infection, after a 6 hour operation my appendix was removed alongside my secum & part of my bowel, I woke up in intensive care...miraculously still pregnant.The surgical consultant who performed the operation was fantastic, they & their team were phenomenal up to my discharge some 10 weeks later. The midwives on the labour ward kept me upbeat & optimistic even when my son was in neonatal unit.i honestly cannot fault this hospital & look forward to having another baby here.

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Response from North Middlesex Hospital

Thank you so much Jacqueline for your wonderful comments.

We’re proud to have helped and so glad that you and your baby boy are doing well.

Your positive comments will be very welcome to our hard working maternity team.

I am the head of midwifery, g.slevin@nhs.net and will be sharing your comments with the team.

Wishing you and your family happy times.

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