"Induced labour, fantastic midwives"

About: Arrowe Park Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I gave birth to my son last week at Arrowe Park and would just like to say how fantastic the midwives were. I had been under the hospital for low amniotic fluid and was checked on with regular scans before being induced for safety reasons.

We arrived at the hospital early in the morning and were shown to our room on maternity ward. I was monitored for the first few hours to check how the baby was doing then given a pessary at 11am to see if labour could be induced. After an uneventful day and night I was checked 11 am the next morning (the pessary has to be given 24 hours to work) and told they could break my waters and start my labour with a drip.

I was taken down to the delivery suite and things got started around 1:45pm. I was in established labour for 1 hour 10 minutes and everything went smoothly. Our son was born perfect and healthy at 4:07pm weighing 6 lb 5oz.

The midwives were fantastic and made our experience a very happy one. I had heard some bad stories about Arrowe Park and now feel the need to write this as I could not fault them in any way.

I was cared for by many midwives throughout my 4 days in hospital including Hannah, Lynne, Kate, Kim, Paula and Pauline. They do an amazing job and should be given credit for this.

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