"The Midwife staff were wonderful, ..."

About: Royal Stoke University Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

The Midwife staff were wonderful, all very pleasent and helpful, I had a really long wait, before being induced, but this was only because they needed to trace the babies heartbeat for a longer length of time and my baby wanted to sleep, but all through this time of being monitored, I felt comfortable and informed of what was going on.

After being moved to delivery I had a wonderful midwife with me, who made me feel at ease.

My baby was getting distressed and needed to be pushed out quiet quick as he wasn't getting any air and she really helped me by explaining exactly what she needed from me and luckily I didn't have to be cut or have any other intervention. She was wonderful.

What could be improved

Only doctor that I had a problem with was the one putting a line in my arm incase I needed go on a drip, I was in agony, as my labour went from nothing happening to full blown labour and wanting push within 20 minutes, and he was telling me to lie still!!!!!! Really easy to do while you're in labour, I think not!!!

Anything else?

Although it seemed there wasn't many staff if I needed something, they were there to help, I understand they are under-staffed and so are not constantly checking on you, but I was happy with that.

Maybe I was just there on a quiet day, I don't know, I do think that the staff do try their very best at all times.

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