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Birthing dilemma - (Havering area)

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ClareL Mon 17-Sep-07 09:52:34

My friend is due to give birth in a couple of weeks and she has been given two possible choice of hospitals Kings or Queens? She is allowed to visit the maternity unit at Kings but not Queens. I was wondering if anybody had given birth in either of these hospitals - what did you think of the maternity unit?

GreatAuntieWurly Mon 17-Sep-07 10:45:20

CL, my niece had her baby in queens (romford) on 1st of august, she didnt have any problems. Everything is very clean and new (IYKWIM), they were both well taken care of. The hospital it self is a little bit of a maze.

If you are referring to king georges. I had both my ds's (my sister also had her 3 ds's there) in there and again no problems.

No horror stories here. HTH

ClareL Mon 17-Sep-07 11:04:36

Yes, I was referring to King George's. Thanks for the info. Does Queen's only have a small maternity unit? She is worried that when she phones up they won't have any beds? I was wondering if Queen's was the overspill maternity unit for King George's?

GreatAuntieWurly Mon 17-Sep-07 13:44:58

TBH, i thought you only went to queens if you needed the special baby unit. My niece was originally under king georges, she went for 20 week scan and was told baby was small and was referred for queens.

ClareL Mon 17-Sep-07 16:01:39

That's interesting. It did sound weird that you didn't get a tour of the labour ward. I'll mention that to her and maybe she can ask her midwife at her next appt.

ClareL Mon 17-Sep-07 16:02:58

Greatauntiewurly - did your friends baby need the special baby unit or was it a normal delivery?

GreatAuntieWurly Mon 17-Sep-07 16:31:30

no she ended up having a healthy baby, no need for special care at all.

ClareL Mon 17-Sep-07 18:06:40

Glad all went well with her pregnancy. I will mention to my friend about maybe Queens being for problem pregnancies more than the straightforward pregnancies. She is nearer to Queens - but sounds like King George's is the better of the 2. grin

GreatAuntieWurly Mon 17-Sep-07 18:20:18

maybe she's been offered queens as an option if she lives local, my niece lives in dagenham so was really between the 2 hospitals and was given king georges.

Hope all goes well with her delivery where ever it happens

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