About: Russells Hall Hospital Russells Hall Hospital Dudley DY1 2HQ
Posted by Lucieaew
I gave birth to my baby in the low risk maternity area. I cannot fault the care I, my baby and my husband was given by the midwives. I was admitted in the night and was put in the multi track room, it is a massive room with various beds, cushions, and the multi track equipment. It even had calming lights in the ceiling. I really didn't want to be stuck on a bed so this room was ideal for me as I could try different positions to see what was working best. The midwifes kept me calm, and always kept my husband involved. They also spent time after the birth helping me and my baby bond and feed. They made sure me and my husband had something to eat and drink after I had given birth, then made sure I was showered and comfortable and left me to rest. My husband had the option to stop with us overnight. In the morning I was seen by a midwife, my baby was checked, and I had a visit from a breast feeding support worker, my medication was dispensed and we were ready to go home by midday, but at no point was I rushed out the door. It is my first baby and thanks to the lovely midwives it was a really positive experience.