"IVF unit, Ward 34 and others in Womens and Children's hospital - Great service"

About: Hull Royal Infirmary / Gynaecology Hull Royal Infirmary / Maternity

(as the patient),

At the end of last year, I starting undertaking IVF treatment in order to try to conceive my first child. Each time I attended the IVF unit, the staff (receptionists, nurses, embryologists, consultants etc) were extemely welcoming, helpful and understanding of our difficulties in conceiving. Not once did I feel embarrased talking about the subject and all intimate tests were done professionally putting myself and husband at ease. We were extremely pleased when I got caught pregnant following our first cycle of treatment.

However, the fertility drugs made me ill, causing me to gain fluid on my lungs. Due to difficulty breathing, I contacted the IVF unit who asked me to go in for investigations immediately. I was then referred to Ward 34 where I was treated in hospital for a few days. Thoughout this time, my stay in the Ward was just as nice with the staff being very helpful, particularly Mr Lesney.

I was then discharged and have had various antenatal appointments with my midwife, GP (Dr Queenan) and Mr Maguiness - all of who have provided an exceptional service, always asking if I have any queries or concerns.

Unfortunately I started bleeding and was extremely concerned that I was miscarrying. I was again seen by Ward 34 staff plus staff within the Ultrasound department. They reassured me that the baby was fine and that the bleeding should ease (which it did).

I am now looking forward to my baby's arrival in October but wanted to thank all the staff concerned for making it possible and supporting me thoughout my pregnancy.

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