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Where to give birth in West Mids...(3 Posts)
Just got my BFP (only 3+6) but am thinking about going to visit a few birthing centres. I know it's early but if it calms my nerves I'd rather have a look sooner rather than later
I'm looking at Samuel Johnson in Lichfield as I would like (if possible) to not have medical interventions.
Has anyone given birth in West Mids? And if so, where would/wouldn't you advise?
Thanks all in advance. One super nervous, super excited mummy to be!
I had DD2 last August and I'm guessing am in your general area as Samuel Johnson was the one the community midwives were pushing.
I declined to use Samuel Johnson as I was worried about if there was a problem as it would mean a 30 min ambulance transfer to Burton - my first was a 3rd degree tear and I was worried it'd happen again. I booked at Good Hope Hospital instead as I've heard good things about it, but baby turned breech at 36 weeks and all elective c-sections under Heart of England take place at Heartlands now so I had to go there. They still do emergency sections at GH though.
One of my friends gave birth at Lichfield in the summer, no issues and she loved it. I had my DD at New Cross as I wanted a birthing centre but also the hospital near in case of any issues. At NX they’re on the same site. I didn’t need the hospital side.
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