"The midwives were incredibly positive and respectful of our birth plan"

About: Leicester General Hospital / Maternity

(as the patient),

I received positive and personal support from the midwife who was assisting my labour.

When my waters broke and I did not progress, two days after my son was due, the plan for his birth changed drastically; from a water birth in a midwife-led unit to an induced labour in a hospital. There the midwives were incredibly positive and respectful of our birth plan. They made sure that everything that could be provided in the different setting was, and ensured that both my partner and my mum felt welcome and included during my labour. As I was put on the syntocinon drip, I was entitled to one-to-one midwife care. Our midwife was amazing, respecting our privacy but inspiring and supporting where appropriate. When I didn't progress as expected, she was as disappointed as any of us; and I felt that she was proud of me for surviving 4 hours of intense contractions using only a TENS machine. music and massage. The personalised care meant that this is the part of my labour that I am most proud of and I am incredibly grateful to Nicki for the care that she provided.

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Response from Leicester General Hospital

Dear Amazeama,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are delighted to hear about the level of care provided to you at Leicester General Hospital at what must have been a difficult time for you. We will pass on your feedback to all the team where it will be much appreciated. If you send us your details (NHS number, name and date of birth) we can identify the midwife and pass on your comments more specifically. We hope you and your child are doing well.

Kind regards,

Communications team

Leicester’s Hospitals

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Response from Ros Moore, Communications Officer, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dear Amazeama,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are delighted to hear about the level of care provided to you at Leicester General Hospital at what must have been a difficult time for you. We will pass on your feedback to all the team where it will be much appreciated. If you send us your details (NHS number, name and date of birth) we can identify the midwife and pass on your comments more specifically. We hope you and your child are doing well.

Kind regards,

Communications team

Leicester’s Hospitals

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