"Great Birth Experience / Very Impersonal..."
About: St Thomas' Hospital (London) St Thomas' Hospital (London) London SE1 7EH
I gave birth at St Thomas's on 28 Aug 2015. I delivered within 30 minutes of arriving at the hospital so my labour was well advanced by the time I had arrived. I was seen to right away and was very well looked after. The midwives were wonderful. The only negatives were 1) lack of hot water in the shower afterwards and 2) it took a bit longer than I had hoped to be discharged because of staff shortages. Having said that, I was in and out in 17hrs, so I can hardly complain! Please say an enormous thank you to the team on the Home from Home ward.
I thought that the antenatal care was a bit impersonal - I did not see the same midwife twice. The receptionists also didn't look very friendly but turned out to be both fun and helpful in the end.