"Another fantastic experience at St Mary's"
About: St Mary's Hospital / Maternity care St Mary's Hospital Maternity care M13 0JH
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I've just had my second baby at St Mary's and I cannot fault the staff and the service I received.
I chose to go back to St Mary's - even though it isn't our nearest maternity hospital - because I felt really happy with our experience the first time.
The only frustrating part of the experience was the three day wait for my waters to be broken on the delivery ward. Mentally I struggled being on the induction ward for three days and nothing happening but I felt safer there than at home and in fairness I know September is always a busy month.
My highlight was the fantastic experience I had on the delivery ward. My midwives (I crossed two shifts) were amazing - calming, experienced, positive and just brilliant at their jobs basically!
I never believed I would be able to naturally deliver a baby without forceps but my widwife had belief in me and it felt like we were in it together.
The doctors on the shift were also fantastic and came in a group so it always felt like they were keeping an eye on you throughout. They also magically appeared just before I gave birth just in case I ended up needing assistance.
Post-birth, everyone on ward 47b was great - from the catering staff to the midwives and doctors. All in all, I had a fantastic experience and would wholeheartedly recommend St Mary's to everyone.
I think the food has improved as well since 2015!