"Having a baby at Rotherham"
About: Rotherham Hospital / Maternity care Rotherham Hospital Maternity care Rotherham S60 2UD
Posted by Marchbaby (as ),
We recently had our little boy at Rotherham General Hospital. The hospital staff were all excellent.
In the delivery suite we had a (student) midwife co-ordinating our care who listened to us and was very attentive all the way through. In the end we needed a forceps delivery which was carried out swiftly by the theatre team.
On the labour ward buzzers were always answered within 1 minute and by someone who could help (rather than pass the task to someone else). Staff were as supportive at 3am as they were at 3pm in the afternoon. Staff made every effort to support us with breast feeding (although baby was unable to every once we returned home).
Unfortunately there was very heavy snow the day we went into labour. This meant that the labour ward was short staffed, and another lady needed emergency care before us. For those reasons we had to wait several hours for our treatment choice of an epidural after the pain became uncontrolled. However this just highlights how important it is for the hospital to be well staffed and what an important job they do.
With everything happening so fast on the day there wasn't opportunity to thank everyone properly. I would like to extend my thanks to all of the Nursing and Midwifery team that looked after us during our labour and after care on the ward.