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Musgrove hospital Somerset(8 Posts)
Anyone had baby here? What's it like? What's politics on food, do they provide formula etc
I've had 4 of my 5 babies at musgrove (eldest born at home) with 4 very different births. Formula was provided when I was in but my youngest is nearly 3 now so might have changed. Food is quite nice I thought, although one lady when I was in was complaining about it. Toast or cereal for breakfast, choice of 3 main courses and veg with stodgy pudding for lunch (bit like school dinners) and soup or sandwich with crisps and fruit for tea.
They have the usual problems that are in most hospitals I think, short staffed, waited all day and bumped to the next day for my semi emergency c-section, long walk between neonatal and postnatal wards.
Postnatal ward has 2 private rooms, rest is in 2 sections one with 10 beds, the other a bit smaller. They try and put the mums of poorly babies together in the smaller section. My baby had jaundice and the baby next door had a birth mark on her face. Sometimes they are too full though, when my ds4 was in neonatal I was on the main part of the ward.
I've never been on bracken birth centre but I've heard it's really nice.
If you want any more info that's 3 years out of date just shout
Ah thank you, how do you get a private room do you know or is it like first come first serve basis
I'm not sure. I was on the main ward after having dc4 and he was in neonatal. Asked for a private room but couldn't have one. With dc5 I made a massive fuss about it as I'd had a crash section and baby in neonatal. I got the private room for 3 days and then got moved out onto the main ward when dc5 came out of neonatal.
Ah OK, did you like it there did they ask your partner to leave that what I'm afraid of
I liked it as much as you can like a hospital. With DC2 and DC3 DH stayed the whole time but I was discharged from labour ward 3 hours after birth. DC3 was an induction and they were happy for DH to stay on the antenatal ward past end of visiting time (although that might have been because I was ready to be moved to labour ward when visiting time ended, I was just waiting for a room to be free.
With DC4 and DC5 they were section births so I stayed in the postnatal ward afterwards. We had other children so DH left as soon as I was in recovery. The other dads were being chucked out at 9pm I think.
Ah OK how long you have to stay in hospital for
I didn't like it, forced breast feeding so much
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