"Great birthing unit experience"
About: Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) Harlow CM20 1QX
Posted by Kirsty hood
I would like to thank my midwife and student midwife who have completely changed my opinion on midwives. They were both friendly and caring and I felt safe in their care. I felt both went above and beyond what I expected of midwives and I feel they listened to my needs and were attentive throughout my labour. My labour started off perfectly in the birthing unit in a pool and was going very smoothly unfortunately towards the end I ran into some difficulty and had to have an epidural and then an emergency c section. My midwives stayed with me throughout and made sure I was being properly cared for. They were very good with my husband and were mindful of his back when he was supporting me in the pool. The student midwife even stayed with my husband after she had finished work and waited with him for me to come out of theatre. This was so lovely as I really wanted her to see my daughter Ella and thank her. The midwife visited me the next day in Samson ward and again I thought this was going above and beyond the call of duty. I feel both these midwives are very special and an asset to PAH. The theatre team and anaesthetist were also brilliant and I felt well looked after. I feel I can not thank the staff enough. The only problem I encountered were on Samson ward where I encountered one unfriendly midwife and there was a long delay in being discharged due to there only being one paediatrician working that day but with job cuts these days it wasn't surprising. All in all well done PAH. Please pass this message on to them as I would like them to know how grateful I am. Thank you.