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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.

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

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

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

I had an awful experience with Lorin Lakasing

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.

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.

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.

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?

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!

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.

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!

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???

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

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.


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

kumari Wed 03-Dec-08 21:13:03

Coolpam- how did your appointment with Murphy go? Just entrust yourself to him, I was very nervous and anxious during my pregnancy...would ask lots of questions, and Murphy was just so good throughout, if i have a second baby i would go back to him.

kumari Wed 03-Dec-08 21:00:07

I had my daughter this year with Karl Murphy and he is excellent...very calm and just spot on with all his advise. Lindo Wing team are very supportive too.

ChicPea Tue 02-Dec-08 15:12:42

I had three ceasareans with Mr Teoh and he is fantastic!

coolpam Mon 24-Nov-08 13:56:59

hey i'm new at mumsnet..but i find it gr8. i had a tour in the lindo wing and i found it perfect but i have this week my first appointment with dr. murphy and i'm quiet scared..can anyone please tell me what experience they had with him and if he has patient and and and?i dindt know which doctor to take but when i called he was available so i thought i will try it with him.please help!

coolpam Mon 24-Nov-08 13:55:01

hey i'm new at mumsnet..but i find it gr8. i had a tour in the lindo wing and i found it perfect but i have this week my first appointment with dr. murphy and i'm quiet scared..can anyone please tell me what experience they had with him and if he has patient and and and?i dindt know which doctor to take but when i called he was available so i thought i will try it with him.please help!

wondermum1 Fri 21-Nov-08 18:16:38

Lindo is far better in my opinion. Portland is more like a hotel and if there is aproblem with the baby when born they send the baby to st mary's anyway, whereas if you are at the Lindo, St Mary's is bang next door. Also I was born there, my son was born there and I am due to have another baby there next year. Midwives are amazing.

If you do want to find a consultant yes you would have to pay for every appointment, but be assured that Teo, Thorpe Beeston, Mason, Murphy, Wilson, Armstrong are all TOP top consultants. Good luck

paree Sun 19-Oct-08 13:19:53

Hi, it's so helpful going through these posts, feels like there is someone you can reach out to. I'm 18 weeks and we were contemplating between Portland and Lindo wing. I was wondering if someone could advise on the best way to meet the consultants at Lindo - would you have to pay for each appointment? I like the security of being attached to a full working hospital but was wondering if there is a big price difference between Lindo and Portland. Since I've had bleeding complications from week 12 onwards, am quite nervous on the best way forward. Any recommendations on consultants who're experts at complicated pregnancies? Thanks so much for your inputs.

anmigoh Wed 15-Oct-08 12:37:02

Hi Orangina,

By some miracle, Raj Rai is available. So I've booked him.

orangina Thu 25-Sep-08 09:53:09

Have you found out if any of the consultants are still available yet anmigoh?

anmigoh Wed 24-Sep-08 21:31:30

Thanks orangina. It's really helpful advice.

orangina Tue 23-Sep-08 16:33:00

Hi Anmigoh, welcome to mumsnet! I had my ds at the Lindo, under the care of Tariq Miskry, who was brilliant. Would go to him again at the drop of a hat. I would call the Lindo now and ask which consultants might still be available to take you on (the big hitters will probably be booked, but you never know...).

Re: Costs, I think you are looking at about £7-8k for a normal delivery with 1-2 nights in hospital, and about £10k for cs with more nights in. Consultants fees are fixed (and within the sums I quote above) and everything is itemised re: the hospital etc, down to the last thing.

Call the lindo now and ask them their advice re: consultants, and book an appt with SOMEONE if they still have space (it is quite late...)

Good luck!

anmigoh Tue 23-Sep-08 16:11:30

Hi, I'm new to mumsnet and am needing some help with choosing the best place to have our first child.

I was initially considering having it abroad (about 80% certainty) but now my DH changed his mind and is persuading me to have it here.

So I'm 20 weeks + 4 and have just booked for the lindo wing tour this Sat. Not sure if it'll be too late even if we decide to go for it.

Looking at all the posts here, consultants seem impossible to book. Also anyone has any ideas about costs?

Would appreciate some advice.

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