"Delivered my big baby safely into the world"
About: St Mary's Hospital (London) St Mary's Hospital (London) London W2 1NY
Unfortunately my baby passed muconium into my waters which meant I had to go to the labour ward instead of the birthing centre to be monitored and no water birth as I wanted. The birthing centre wamere lovely from the care I did receive up to that point. Because I was upset having to go to the ward, my midwife I had involved with must of my care pre natally came to the ward to care for me. When she handed over the next midwife knew I was trying to have a natural birth and supported me through this. When after over an hour of active labour and no success I was assessed and my baby was facing the wrong way and needed intervention. I was rushed to theatre by people explaining things the whole time, the nurses were kind and spoke softly supporting words throughout a usually scary situation. Despite my baby being 8lbs 8 they knew I wanted to avoid a c section if possible, and they managed to get him out safely with forceps. Afterwards I bled a lot, but they were calm throughout, explaining everything. I was cared for in HDU by a lovely real again, wonderful staff. The only reason I give 4 stars and not 5 stars was due to the rudeness of the nurse caring for me on the post natal ward, who (because I was keen to get home) when the dr discharged me she handed me my discharge papers and said "here you are your majesty"!