"Wonderful care"

About: Royal Free Hospital / Maternity

My baby girl was born in May 2017 at the Royal Free. I was deemed high risk at 34 weeks due to a pregnancy related medical condition and was induced at 37 weeks. (I was in the day unit 3 times a week for 3 weeks and I never had to wait for a bed). My care from start to finish was wonderful. It wasn't the easiest or quickest of labours but the midwives, and student midwives on the labour ward were so attentive. I was under consultant care too and they were fantastic. Everything was explained in full detail to me and they were constantly in and out of the room. They knew I wanted to avoid a c section if possible and were so reassuring. My baby was back to back but with their guidance I managed to have the birth I wanted, for such I'm so grateful. I was also allowed to stay in the delivery room for the whole day which made such a difference in enjoying our time as a family. I was in hospital for two nights after the birth as I developed pre eclampsia and I was so well looked after. I was never without a consultant or midwife. I cried when I left as everybody had been so wonderful. It wasn't the best labour ever but they really put me at ease. Thank you to everyone involved in our birth.

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