"Excellent midwives and care received at Birth..."

About: St Helier Hospital

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I gave birth to my first child in November 2013 at the Birth Centre. I cannot fault anything at all. The midwives were all fantastic and I felt really well cared for, my birth plan was read and discussed with me and I was well supported throughout. I found that I didn't need any pain relief apart from gas and air and I'm sure this was due to the relaxed homely environment and the quality midwifery care I reveived. The birthing pool, mood lighting and comfy surroundings made the experience more natural rather than medical. Postnatally I was able to stay in the birth centre post natal room which was also excellent with first class spotlessly clean facilities, even my husband was able to stay the night. I didn't think this type of facility was available on the NHS!! I have had such a positive birth experience due to the staff there, thankyou all!

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Response from St Helier Hospital

We are very proud of our maternity service at our hospitals and our hard working staff and we're delighted to hear your birth experience was a positive one. To hear you found our birth centre 'homely and natural' is wonderful and I hope this feedback reassures other mums to be. We wish you and your new arrival all the very best. Dr Ruth Charlton Joint Medical Director

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