"Couldn't fault the care I recived throughout my..."
About: Lister Hospital Lister Hospital Stevenage SG1 4AB
Posted by Steph Bartlett
Having a major fear of hospitals I was terrified prior to my visit, however I couldn't fault my whole experience! I was booked in for early induction of labour on the dacre ward at 37 weeks as my baby boy was measuring on the small side. From the minute I arrived the midwifes were very friendly and helpfull despite clearly being rushed off their feet! I was so thankfull that my partner was able to stay with me even at night times as I know before partners were unable to stay overnight, this really helped me to stay calm and as relaxed as possible during my whole stay! When I eventually got to the stage that my waters could be broken I was taken to the clu and things started to happen very quickly which was quite scary! My midwife was so supportive throughout the whole labour she was amazing and I want to say a massive thank you to her for claming me down and being so kind to myself any my partner!! She made sure I was aware of my options regarding pain relief and talked me through the whole thing! I think she was also due to change shifts or have a break halfway through my labour but she stayed with me which I was really greatfull for (I wasn't aware if this at the time but my partner told me afterwards)! After I was taken to the glouster ward and all the midwifes that I saw were very helpfull answered all my questions and put my mind at ease about my son Ziggy's feeding when I was worried! All in all I can say that I had a great experience during my time in the maternity unit despite being very apprehensive before hand due to my hospital fears and hearing bad reviews previously. Which Is why I felt I needed to share my experience in this review as I think you only really hear negative things and it would have put my mind at rest to hear more possitive reviews before hand.