"positive memories of birth"

About: Aberdeen Maternity Hospital Kincardine Community Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I had planned a homebirth with my first baby but due to being overdue I was induced in Dec 2015. although I ended up with a very slow induction and labour, malposition, forceps, pph, baby had jaundice etc- my experience was wonderful. particular thanks to Rachel and Lori in westburn, kylie, Louise, Laura, dr danielian and team in theatre and all the staff in summerfield ward. in addition special thanks to chris for her help with breastfeeding and tongue tie (sorry for crying every time you spoke to me! ). also to dr grierson (paeds) for your very understanding and positive care during my baby's jaundice.

the wards were clean, food great and all care was second to none. although I didn't have the home hypnobirth I had planned, I have only positive memories of my amh experience

thanks again

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Response from Linda Oldroyd, Nurse Consultant Patient Safety and Experience, NHS Grampian


Many, many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback on Patient Opinion. Your kind words will mean a great deal to all the staff you mention and the team in general. It is fabulous to hear that despite the birth not being what you had hoped for and not being as straight forward as some, the team, including you, pulled together to “deliver” a positive outcome.

I hope you are enjoying your baby and the better weather and wish all the very best of luck with parenthood!

Many thanks again for taking time out during such a busy time in your life to let staff know that they are doing a great job. It really means a lot to us.

Kind regards,

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