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Has anybody been to Dr Craig leitch in london?

(12 Posts)
mash6 Fri 19-Apr-13 15:42:21

If yes please share your experiences trying to decide a gynecologist who is good with natural birth.

StiffyByng Sat 20-Apr-13 10:01:20

I've had great support from my NHS consultant, but contrary to the norm, he doesn't appear to practice privately. I assume you want private recommendations?

EyeoftheStorm Sat 20-Apr-13 14:39:08

I was due to have DC3 with Mr Leitch after my previous obstetrician retired. I'd had 2 previous c-sections due to breech and PROM. He said if I wanted to try a natural birth third time round, he would be fine with that and help me through it.

I didn't want one and he was happy to do another c-section. Unfortunately DC3 had different ideas and arrived naturally at 30 weeks at my local hospital. I haven't experienced a birth with Mr Leitch but his manner is warm and kind and he tells lots of good stories.

mash6 Sat 20-Apr-13 16:58:23

yes private i am going for private care. But any sort of feedback would be very helpful because i don't leave in london and would be only coming for the delivery. My gp highly recommended him but since i wont be meeting him till my 34th week so wanted to know what he is like.

MorganLeFey Sat 20-Apr-13 18:00:22

I've worked with him & was very impressed with his management of high risk/emergency situations - although that doesn't really answer the natural birth question!

Agree with EyeoftheStorn - warm, kind & no-nonsense/practical sort of manner.

mash6 Sun 21-Apr-13 08:46:15

Also i am due on the 26 th of sept and Dr craig is on a holiday from the 23rd to 30th and during those dates chrissie yu will fill in for him. as anybody been to chrissie yu?

StiffyByng Sun 21-Apr-13 13:02:57

I had her within the NHS in my last pregnancy. She was great, and got rave reviews from people who saw far more of her than I did.

Siri123 Fri 18-Oct-13 20:51:11

Wondering if you know about Craig Leitch's episiotomy that left a woman with horrific bowel injury that ended her career? Check out news today in The Mail and Telegraph.

Siri123 Sat 19-Oct-13 07:44:07
356Girl Sun 06-Apr-14 09:19:05

I had an amazing experience with Craig Leitch, who looked after me with utmost care. He has looked after friends of mine, and we are all extremely happy with our experiences. He delivered our twins in July 2012 via c-section, one of which has bilateral talipes, which was detected at the 20-week scan... and can sometimes lead to other problems. He went to great extremes to make sure we got second opinions, got additional scans, monitored me very closely, and referred us the best orthopedic surgeon and physio team in the UK. His follow up care has been amazing. He also gave great referrals regarding other issues I was having (a skin disorder related to pregnancy called PUPP). I have read the information about the Mail and Telegraph. Mr. Leitch has delivered thousands of babies over a long, successful career. While that was an unfortunate situation, of which there were obvious complexities, we do not know the full story. Craig Leitch an extremely competent surgeon and obstetrician and I recommend him without hesitation.

TheBigBumTheory Sun 06-Apr-14 09:23:42

What do you mean by a natural birth? I would have thought that a midwife would handle an uncomplicated birth and a gynaecologist would be needed for a Caesarian or emergency forceps/ventouse type delivery.

maouebx1 Thu 05-Jun-14 19:12:12

I second 356Girl's opinion. My experience with Mr Leitch was wonderful. I can't recommend him enough. I went to his practice when I was about 2-3 weeks pregnant and he followed my pregnancy with great care and dedication. My pregnancy was a stressful time for me and involved lots of oversea travel but I followed all his advices and recommendations and everything went well. While I understand every case is different I thought it was my duty to remind pregnant women checking him out that as 356Girl already said, we don't know the full story and let us not forget the media tendency to extrapolate and turn personal stories into downright lies. I personally recommend him and his practice.

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