"Maternity unit"

About: Royal Berkshire Hospital

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I gave birth to my daughter at the Royal Berks last year, using both the midwife-led and regular maternity units. Throughout my stay the midwives were relaxed, kind and helpful. Due to a very long labour I was taken to theatre for a von tous delivery and the surgical staff were wonderful, withe the aneasthetist even visiting my bed afterwards to meet my little girl. At what I know can be a stressful time, I found that there was a calm environment which I appreciated. Also, after the birth I rang the buzzer in the night every time I wanted to try and breastfeed and got lots of help with latching on. I also attended the breastfeeding clinc a few times in the weeks afterwards and don't think I would have been so successful at breastfeeding if it was for the guidance of the midwives and breastfeeding counsellors - it really was a fabulous service down there and I highly recommend it to new mums.

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Response from Royal Berkshire Hospital

Thank you very much for your feedback and the positive comments. We are pleased that your experience with our maternity unit was positive and that you found the staff helpful and kind. The matron for the area has passed on your comments to all of the staff. They do appreciate the time you have taken to give your feedback and are delighted that they have made a difference during your stay.

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