About: Leicester Royal Infirmary / Maternity

I had my second baby at the Orchard Birth Suite in May this year & had a wonderful experience!

From the initial phone call to the Labour ward to being discharged home with our son, the midwives and hospital experience was faultless and everything we could have ever hoped for.

The midwives were friendly & respectful, my birth plan was read on arrival & adhered to to the letter. We were given time & space to settle in & I felt safe & cared for without bring crowded.

The welcome from the midwives when we arrived felt positive & happy & exciting, & the midwives we met introduced themselves & were kind & friendly & supportive of our wishes.

I didn't want a lot of unneccessary interventions & we were able to just let labour progress naturally.

I had the calm waterbirth we had hoped for & our midwife was observant & allowed things to take their natural course.

The birth suite was lovely & felt more like a hotel, it was clean, spacious, well equipped & a nice relaxing space to welcome our son.

Our birth was exactly what we'd hoped for & we are hugely grateful to the amazing midwives who supported us, you are all fantastic & do an amazing job & I would recommend the LRI birth suite without hesitation.

Maybe see you again in the future!

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Response from Leicester Royal Infirmary

Dear Felicity, thank you so much for your kind review and many congratulations on the safe arrival of your son.

Your comments will be forwarded to the teams involved in your care and be assured they will be very much appreciated.

We are so pleased that your labour went as you hoped and that you found our staff supportive of your individual wishes and the service and facilities of a very high standard.

We know our staff do an excellent job but it is made all the more worthwhile when the team receive such comments as yours.

We hope family life is going well and again thank you for taking the time to post this review.

Best wishes, Communications Team, Leicester's Hospitals.

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