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Private consultants at Queen Charlotte

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double06 Sat 29-Oct-16 07:32:37

I am considering going private for the birth of my twins. Which will most likely be by Cesarian. In which case I will want a natural / gentle cesarian. Does anyone have recommendations for best consultants at Queen Charlotte hospital please?

Barefootcontessa84 Sat 29-Oct-16 11:57:58

What's a natural/gentle caesarean?! Do you mean elective rather than emergency? You should look at the list of consultants available in the private wing at QC, and choose one that specialises in multiples / high risk pregnancies. You can also do 'meet and greets' with as many as you want, for no charge.
I will also need a c-section and have been meeting with consultants at the Kensington wing. I am high risk for a number of reasons, and I will warn you that private units aren't as well set up as the NHS for high risk issues - most of the consultants told me I was better off being looked after with the NHS with access to a range of on-call consultants/acute services, and switch over to private at around 34-36 weeks.
It's also worth bearing in mind that if you are covered by insurance (as I am), however good your policy is, it will not cover ante-natal care. If you need admitting for 1-2 weeks for any reason prior to delivery, you will have to pay out £1000+ per night. You could be switched back over to the NHS, but you couldn't then switch back over to private again - you can only move across once.
Sorry for long post, but in summary, private care during pregnancy isn't necessarily set up for complicated pregnancies - though I totally understand why you'd want to go private for delivery (the operation will be identical/same theatre/doctors, it's the aftercare that's worth it!).
Perhaps you have no particular issues - it depends on the twins -but PM me if you want more info on the private stuff!

Barefootcontessa84 Sat 29-Oct-16 12:05:19

Also from my initial research I did, William Dennes an Philip Bennett seemed quite good - but honestly, I went with Kensington Wing due to the fact a number of consultants there are part of the NHS high risk team, so see all sorts of complications all the time.

tissuesosoft Sat 29-Oct-16 22:58:38

William Dennes was my consultant at the Queen Charlotte (high risk pregnancy, NHS care) and he was amazing!

HolesInTheFloor Sun 30-Oct-16 08:21:49

I used Lorin Lakasin at the Portland but I'm pretty sure she works at other hospitals as well. I had an ELCS - she was really reassuring throughout as I had a fairly traumatising first birth. I also had pretty much no scar and it's less than a year post section. Would thoroughly recommend her - not sure what you mean by a gentle c-section though?

double06 Mon 31-Oct-16 10:34:35

this is a summary of a 'natural' of 'gentle' cesarean (easier than me writing my own explanation!)

activebirthcentre.com/motherbaby-bonding/planning-natural-caesarean/

and one of many articles on it here
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/09/natural-caesareans-could-soon-be-available-on-the-nhs/

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