I live near Greenwich and 9 weeks tomorrow but not yet booked in anywhere.
I don't want to go to Woolwich since have been to that hospital a couple of times and not found it good. Lewisham is a possibility but I have reason to think if the pregnancy goes to term I may need a caesarean and various types of extra support (pre existing condition) so would end up on the ward rather than in the birthing centre. I also think maybe a larger hospital with more facilities esp neonatal might be better given my circumstances.
My GP said I could apply to St Thomas, but I wonder if Kings might be a little quicker for me to get to since not driving right into centre (not much in it).
Any experiences at either of these, really have no idea...? I am thinking about postnatal ward experiences too since with a caesarean being likely I will probably not be able to go home straight away.
Both were fine for me. Delivery probably better at St T, but lovely midwife at Kings and any postnatal ward will be suboptimal (in my view) just because of the noise/sleep deprivation factors. I think St Thomas' is fine from Greenwich if driving and no further really that Kings but I'd go straight along the north side of the river from Tower Bridge (or get a boat!)
The quickest way when I lived there (and had DC at Thomas') was boat to avoid Blackwall tunnel and go through Deptford and stay south of river until Tower bridge. But either hospital will provide excellent care and have all the facilities you might require. All the best!
The post natal ward st King’s was horrribke when I stayed in 2015. I had second at Chelsea - much kinder people and more staff. You can choose in a London, and if CS, no real reason to be v close to home (unless for visits, if you only change for delivery later in pregnancy).