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To wonder why I didn't get a maternity nurse on the NHS?

(29 Posts)
FourArms Sat 07-Sep-13 09:17:02

Reading a story about Kate, Will & baby in USA today

'Will and Kate were eager to do most of the baby care themselves, Nicholl says. They even opted against bringing in a maternity nurse, which most new parents in Britain get through the National Health Service.'

WTAF?!? Am I the only one who didn't get one confused What will Americans think of us if they believe that!!

NotYoMomma Sat 07-Sep-13 09:17:48

a what?!

BlackAffronted Sat 07-Sep-13 09:18:12

Pffft, I didnt get one either shock

KatAndKit Sat 07-Sep-13 09:18:27

If only!!!!

Tee2072 Sat 07-Sep-13 09:19:35

Someone is telling porkies!

What a load of bollocks!

Bunbaker Sat 07-Sep-13 09:19:58

The journalist knows nothing about the NHS, obviously.

KirjavaTheCat Sat 07-Sep-13 09:20:08

Do they mean health visitor? confused

mimitwo Sat 07-Sep-13 09:20:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Dobbiesmum Sat 07-Sep-13 09:20:51

A American maternity nurse is a midwife by the look of it.
So we all did, maybe they meant a nanny or something?

morethanmama Sat 07-Sep-13 09:20:54

I think this must be the midwife home visit. But you only get one of those in my area now. And they forgot to come to me.

2tired2bewitty Sat 07-Sep-13 09:21:18

A what now?

I shallshall be complaining to the queen next time we have tea grin

Tee2072 Sat 07-Sep-13 09:21:47

Oh I just noticed, American paper.

They either have their term wrong or someone told them wrong information.

PuppyMonkey Sat 07-Sep-13 09:24:52

A maternity nurse is someone who moves in with the family after baby is first born and takes over everything while the parents recover. Not usually on NHS.confused

Quite possible Will and Kate never had one. Probably because they have a team of 40 staff to do everything for them anyway. hmm

catgirl1976 Sat 07-Sep-13 09:25:14

The form was is your Bounty Pack

Did you not fill it in?


Hawkmoth Sat 07-Sep-13 09:27:24

Anti-Obama rhetoric.

Tee2072 Sat 07-Sep-13 09:28:35

I'm also wondering about the book mentioned in the article The Future Queen.

Um, Kate will not be Queen...

Dobbiesmum Sat 07-Sep-13 09:29:25

I think they got their terms mixed up. Over here it's someone who helps after the birth, in America it just seems to be a term for a midwife. That link I posted mentions assisting before and during labour rather than afterwards.

Dobbiesmum Sat 07-Sep-13 09:31:14

Hawkmoth where's the anti Obama rhetoric?

RobinSparkles Sat 07-Sep-13 09:32:36

confused I had two. One of them came home with us and stayed with us until the baby was 6 weeks old.

Lovely she was! Did all my washing and cleaning.

In fact, I'm thinking of having a DC3 just to get another.

Fozziebearmum2be Sat 07-Sep-13 09:41:38

Another bonkers statement from US around midwifery... the other day midwifes are illegal in some states!! shock

However I'm almost about to have my first baby-glad to hear Ill get a maternity nurse-maybe they can do the night feeds! wink

FobblyWoof Sat 07-Sep-13 09:52:22

Um, yes she will Tee . When William becomes king Kate will become queen.

It's only in cases where the female is the one next in line to the throne where the spouse doesn't become king (because king is seen as being above queen hmm ) if that makes sense?

Tee2072 Sat 07-Sep-13 09:58:55

Really? Well that's stupid.

mimitwo Sat 07-Sep-13 10:00:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Hawkmoth Sat 07-Sep-13 14:00:13

Dobbiesmum... I just think it's part of the portraying public health services a wasteful by the right wingers.

Aniseeda Sat 07-Sep-13 15:01:01

The only maternity nurse I had was my mum! She must be due several weeks of back pay from the NHS grin

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