"Birth in birthing unit - great thanks to amazing..."

About: Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

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I gave birth to my 1st baby in jan 2013 at C&W, in the birthing unit. It was a fantastic experience, thanks to the midwife and doula who took great care of us. They were very sweet, caring, supportive, and kept us safe all the time, calling for senior or other staff advice whenever they felt the need. Emotional and medical support during the birth have both gone beyond my expectations. Our birth plan was followed for as long as there was no health concern for the baby. Birthing unit facilities are great, make you feel very private and cosy. Prenatal care had also been very positive. The only tough part was the night on the postnatal ward, could hardly get any sleep, but that's nobody's fault and I was prepared for it. Would definitely recommend this hospital and would go there again for a next birth.

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Response from Sian Nelson, Membership and Engagement Manager, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear JW,

Thank you for providing your feedback about the birthing unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. I am so pleased you had a positive experience at such an important event!

I will pass your comments to the staff on the labour ward post-natal ward who will be happy to hear that you would use their services again in the future.

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Response from Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Many thanks for your comments we are really pleased to hear that you had such a good experience in the Birth unit. All the staff work very hard and will appreciate your positive feedback. It is a real credit to our staff and service that you feel happy to recommend us to others.

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