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More Lindo Wing Consultants Advice- The B Team?

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Ucledu Fri 08-Sep-06 17:39:37

We're trying to find a good consultant at Lindo/St Mary's. The Mumsnet Superstars (Karl Murphy and T Teoh) are long booked up, 8 months in advance. . St Mary's has suggested some of their other consultants. Please could we hear from anyone who's had experience or heard views on any of the following:

Mr Charles Wright
Mr Raj Rai
Ms Lorin Lakasing

We are also looking at C & W, even though it's quite far from us, and have some good names there.

Thanks a lot.

coolpam Thu 04-Dec-08 13:46:34

hi my appointment went well he seems very nice! its hard to say by just 20min. its my first child and not sure what makes a doctor good or bad...but at least i know he knows his job very well just hope with the time i will get "closer" to him.
thx kumari for your help. maybe someone can tell me what is important generally to know or to find out from the doctor regarding the baby. thx

MariaM76 Sat 06-Dec-08 15:47:17

Hi Coolpam,

don´t be scared. I´m in my first pregnancy too. I´m with Karl Murphy since the beginning and I can say he makes me feel so confident. Everyone loves him. He is really good in his job. I was reading a lot and trying to find out what to do and found out that Mr Murphy is one of the best so try to enjoy your pregnancy.


AnnaFey Tue 09-Dec-08 16:10:25

I had my first baby at Lindo Wing in August with Etienne Horner - He is literally A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! And the midwives there were just incredible - Victoria, Sue, Patricia, Sharon, Agnyss, all of them made my husband and I feel so looked after and protected during those first emotionally charged days!
It cost around £5000 for stay as had a c section and Dr Horner was £5000 - but as my husband says worth every penny to bring a child into the world safely.

Good luck all expectant mummies and if you need help please find me under Mama Magic service on

wondermum1 Sat 13-Dec-08 18:11:56

Hi ALl

My gynie has put his prices up to £7k I kid you not, have just found out and am due in May, had my ds last november and he charged 5k, I can't believe he has put his prices up 40% anyone else had similar? Anyone know how much LIndo wing is now???

mimu Wed 17-Dec-08 20:29:41

I had Mr Horner for my 4th child, at Lindo as well 4 weeks ago and agree that he and the Lindo MW's were all amazing. It's worth every penny - for the reassurance and expertise - and I'm an NHS doctor!

Sparklyeuropeep Tue 18-May-10 18:29:22

Lorin Lakasing is brilliant - I was under her care at the Lindo Wing from Sept 2009 when we found out I was pregnant to delivery in April 2010 - on the personal side, she is friendly, approachable, empathetic, very human, kind and totally makes you feel at ease. On the professional side, she is incredibly thorough and you feel like you are in safe hands. Her and Karl Murphy back each other in case of absence - I had a brief encounter with him so can't really comment but in the 3 times he dealt with me, I also felt very reassured that I was in good hands (he has also cared for a friend of mine who raves about him) so you can rest assured you are in good hands. I would give Lorin Lakasing 5/5 and would not hesitate to recommend her. If you can afford it, private maternity care really is worth every penny - you are paying for the reassurance that your ob will deliver your baby, the guarantee that you will have managed care before and during your delivery and peace of mind.

LittleSilver Sat 22-May-10 22:25:14

I must admit to reading this thread and sniggering slightly at all these consultants being labelled "B-Team"! Ouch!

missismac Wed 26-May-10 18:04:29

Sparkleyeuropeep - why on earth would you want an obs to deliver your baby? Surely any one who'd done their research would want an experienced midwife? Much less likelihood any unnecessary c-section, or interventions and therefore less likelihood of infant or maternal morbidity, both in this birth and any subsequent ones. That surely is real peace of mind?

bellasmama Thu 27-May-10 09:47:08

Missimac, an obsterician save mine and my DS life so sweeping statements that you made are just ridiculous. Midwives are the experts of normal and thats it. Many women like myself feel safer with the experts on hand should things go pear shaped. It is personal choice and not your place to judge other womens choices.

secretweapon Sun 30-May-10 13:18:27

Just wanted to chime in with another recommendation for Lorin Lakasing. She delivered my DS in March 2010 and was wonderful throughout the pregnancy. She was easy to discuss my questions with, thoroughly knowledgeable and supportive of my choices regarding the pregnancy and delivery. I second everything Sparklyeuropeep said about her, and I'll go back to Lorin for any future DCs.

Amy10 Mon 04-Apr-11 15:24:21

Hi All, Does anyone have any experience of the temporary Lindo Wing (while it is being refurbished) at Alec Bourne and any experience with Dr Shahla Ahmad as a consultant? I am in my 7th week and was looking for recommendations, so any tips would be helpfil.

AudreyAr Mon 12-Nov-12 16:11:41

I had an awful experience with Lorin Lakasing

bluefroggy Mon 12-Nov-12 18:24:57

AudreyAr - sorry to hear that. Can you elaborate? I am considering her

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