"My baby is 7 months old now, and both me and my..."

About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Greater London)

My baby is 7 months old now, and both me and my husband, are very satisfied with the way pregnancy and delivery was managed. I would recommend this hospital for ante natal and. maternity services. We were new to the city and locality when we realised we are going to have our first child. We were not sure but the hospital and honesty with lots of insuring we registered and went ahead with the regular check ups and ultrasounds and finally planned to stick to this facility for the day of our baby's arrival. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and hence referred to the diabetes clinic at the hospital. My Gynae and Obstretician doctor has been excellent with the right support and suggestions made for monitoring my condition and keeping everything under control. Right from the Endocronologist, to the diabetes expert and the dietician, everyone superbly planned for my and baby's well being. Around my labour, the delivery suite members were extremely cooperative and patient. Special thanks to one of the members who took great care of me and was very supportive. My labour lasted for more than 24 hours, but the kind of support and perseverance and devotion exemplified by two angel like midwives is unforgettable. Special thanks to midwifes for being by my side all through and helping me cope through the labour. There aren't as many words to say thanks. Last but not the least, quick suggestions to the post natal section: 1. Please allow one member especially spouse to stay the first night at least after the delivery, costs very hard on a new, exhausted mum to manage the child alone all through the night. 2. I think that some midwives in the night shift needs to be more compassionate to the fact that as a new mum women have limitations and challenges which they can resolve better with a little cooperation. 3. Meals were very bad, and especially after a whole night of a rough ordeal with a bruised body and a exhausted mind with an newborn, I think it's unreasonable to ask them get up, and walk up to the coffee machine to prepare their beverages. 4. Try and expand the post natal recovery area. so that it's not crowded by four women (both with babies and in waiting)! So either it's another baby crying or a woman in early labour screaming, which wakes you and the baby up. So it defeats the purpose of recovering.

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