"My home birth experience"

About: Royal Surrey County Hospital

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We write to tell you of the impeccable service we have received from the midwife of the surrey hills home birth team. She attended our home birth on Saturday 17th August. As soon as she arrived she filled the house with calm and this continued until our daughter was delivered 7 hours later. She was not only able to deliver a professional service she was able to make it personal, caring and respectful. Her technical knowledge and friendly up beat attitude made me and my family feel safe and reassured. She communicated with my husband so that they were both able to care for me, their relationship was fantastic throughout my labour, it is fair to point out that until this point my husband had never met her, yet like the calming influence she had on me she was able to have the same effect on my husband. Since the birth of our daughter we feel that she has been a god send, she still enters our home and emits calm over the frantic chaos. Her advice has been invaluable and I have valued the relationship that has been forged between herself my husband and me. She is a very special person and we cannot thank her enough for delivering our daughter safely in to the world and for taking care of me and respecting my wishes. If she was an independent midwife I would have no hesitation in recommending her to every women I came across, this is how much I value her. Instead I will recommend the Surrey Hills Home Birth Team to anyone I encounter that is pregnant. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her from myself and my husband Al, thank you we are eternally grateful.

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Response from Royal Surrey County Hospital

Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We aim to provide safe and high quality care delivered by compassionate and respectful staff. We are pleased to hear that a member of our staff has made such a huge impact to both yours, your partners and your new daughter's lives. I have shared your feedback with the team to ensure they all hear your kind words. Best wishes, Royal Surrey County Hospital

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