"Maternity Services -"
About: Good Hope Hospital Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Posted by Anonymous
Midwife on delivery suite was amazing and so supportive during induction and failed epidural, sthe midwife was kind and nothing was too much trouble.
the nurses on special care unit were very supportive with helping me establish breastfeeding and expressing of milk for my baby.
Staff on postnatal ward were kind and understanding of a hormonal and emotional new parents whose baby was on special care unit.
The only negative I would say about the experience, was that my partner had to insist that postnatal staff did not mention breastfeeding to me as I was struggling to get baby to latch to the breast, and this was making me depressed as a result - I felt like I was being pressured to breastfeed (which I wanted to and was trying to) But as my baby would not cooperate, I felt no option but to formula feed until my milk came through. A lot of this I put down to spiralling hormones and emotions through my baby having to be readmitted to special care unit due to jaundice. We were in hospital for 5 days in total.
Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend to others.