Hi. Am researching private wings/wards in London and SE for my third c-section in March. Getting confused!! Any top tips on which unit to choose.... just want a competent, clean, restful and safe experience this time. Lindo seems to be doing well as far as info goes..... can anyone vouch for any specifically.... or other options have not considered? Thanks in advance!
hi twinkle - must have been misinformed then - had been told by neighbour (who went to portland) that if there had been an emergency (ie problem with delivery/baby) that they would have both been transferred to nearest nhs hospital?
I had my ante natal care at Lansdell and found them great.
I transferred to The Portland for the actual delivery, as my DS decided to make a sooner-than-planned entrance to the world and I wanted a C-section on a saturday...
The Portland was WONDERFUL. Please don't believe the hype about not having back up. They are great. I couldn't have asked for a better birth experience. Would def. go back to the Portland (So much so, still taking DS back to the Paed there, cos he's Sooooooo lovely!)
Having a private section at the Lindo. Haven't had it yet but finding ante natal care excellent.
I have heard many good reports about the Portland, though it will be slightly dearer than the Lansdell or the Lindo - however, it's absolutely true that in the event of an emergency you would probably be transferred to St Mary's. Same for John and Lizzie's (they are more into 'natural' births there, incidentally, so I doubt you could have an elective section there anyhoo). So, if it's your first baby...you might want to think about back up. I suggest you go and have a look at all three as well. The Lindo isn't terribly glamorous, if that's what you're after...
I said I had heard it was good. I'm not going there but I am not dissing it either. But the negative press on Mumsnet in general...I think that's a different story, and multi-factorial. I have nothing against it, personally, just preferred to choose the Lindo.
I had a c-section at the Portland and it was great. Everyone was kind, paeds available immediately (and stayed with him most of the time for 3 hours when there was a chance that he might have to go to (Portland's own) intensive care. Not that it's important, but just as a "nice" touch - the food was brilliant. For some reason I was starving...
If I need to have a cs again, I'll definitely return.