"My experience during my pregnancy and labour"

About: Hull Royal Infirmary / Maternity

(as the patient),

During my pregnancy I had a few health concerns, it was my 3rd pregnancy and was definitely not plain sailing. On antenatal visits I never saw the same midwife and communication between services was very poor. But despite this always greeted with a smile and a warm welcome.

It would have been nice and more personal to be allocated an individual midwife for pre natal care.

The day of my labour I couldn't have asked for a more fantastic midwife. She is an absolute credit to the profession. Even when my labour turned for the worse she kept us calm and reassured us and explained everything that was happening.

Her quick thinking and experience helped us through this traumatic and scary time.

She delivered our son and the care both myself and baby received after the birth was exceptional.

Can't thank her and the team enough.

It would have been nice to have had that midwife all the way through my pregnancy.

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Response from Hull Royal Infirmary

Thank you so much for adding your comments to the Patient Opinion website. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and we will ensure that the staff concerned are made aware of these. We will aslo relay your comments regarding communication and maybe have a dedicated midwife to you as an individual. If you would like to become more involved in decisions about local healthcare, we are recruiting members. By becoming a member you receive our quarterly newsletter, find out more about your local NHS and help us improve local services. You can also attend our ‘medicine for members’ sessions and respond to questionnaires. You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a member; you just need an interest in local health services. There is no commitment, you can get involved as much or as little as you choose. For more information please either email your.nhs@hey.nhs.uk or telephone the Corporate Affairs office on (01482) 675165. If you need to discuss our services further, please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service on (01482) 623065 or email on pals@hey.nhs.uk as we are always striving to improve our patients experience. Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your views on local services.

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