Gubby Ayida - C&W (London)?(9 Posts)
Hi - has anyone been looked after or are they being looked after by Dr Gubby Ayida in London? How did you find her? Thanks.
Hi there, congrats on your pregnancy!
But can I suggest you conduct this conversation using the 'private message' function on Mumsnet? It doesn't seem fair to discuss a real-life person on a public forum.
Hopefully you get some responses, though, and all the best for your pregnancy
Pippippip but consultants are 'discussed' all the time on Mumsnet - if you do a search of any consultants at C&W you'll find detailed discussions about them and I can't see how that is objectionable. We're not talking their waist size or whether they've been divorced and who got custody - rather what they're like as a consultant. I don't think, given the remit of their job, that they'd object to this being the subject of discussion on a forum.
Littleone I'm not using Gubby Ayida (am under Mark Johnson instead) but I have heard excellent things about her. She is apparently very sympathetic and skilled and has a very good patient manner. She's also very pro patient birth choice.
A list of private obs consultants at C&W (of which Gubby Ayida is handily at the top) can be found at: -
Hope this helps.
I too am with Mark Johnson - quite possibly the best doctor I have ever dealt with (and I have dealt with a lot of good ones). As well as being very senior at the C&W, he has the most lovely manners and is very reassuring. He always asks if I have any questions and always seems to remember our previous conversation. I did my research on MN before choosing him.
kitstwins - I can understand where pip is coming from but I also take your point. I think it wise not to say anything that one could get sued for. Perhaps she is being cautious (understandably).
She was my consultant when I had a midwife-led delivery 6 years ago. I only saw her twice; once during pregnancy and then for my 6 week check-up after baby was born. She wasn't there for labour; as it was all midwife-led she was just on call in case of emergency I think - at a birth centre. This was the normal proceedure of the birth centre for midwife-led births so no compaints about that.
I had specifically chosen midwife-led as I have had bad experience with doctors in the past and wanted as little as possible medical intervention, I chose her as she was a woman and I didn't want a man.
She was lovely, had a nice manner and I would
recommend her. She really put me at ease.
Slight hijack (apologies):
Kitstwins - My MN name has changed so you may not recognise me but its your ward buddy from QCH again. I was just scanning this thread and saw your post and read that you are under obstetric care. This must mean you are pregnant again. Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Is it a singleton this time? And is all going well? I see you decided not to opt for QCH again. What on earth can have put you off...
Hi, she is a Tatler rated doctor and has excellent reviews. I have a different consultant, but understand she is tough to book. Mark Johnson is also a Tatler doctor. I called in September when I was 4 weeks pregnant and was told he was fully booked till June -- apparently some people book him while ovulating... The best thing to do is to prepare a list of questions and go see a couple of doctors. Some will be very glib (those are the ones I reject), even if they are highly rated. I think it is all a personal choice. I didn't really care whether my consultant was all smiley and fluffy-duffy.... what I did care that I find the most thorough and detailed specialist bc this suits my personality.
Lilly - without wishing to sound rude, it is really quite amusing that one would take appearing in Tatler as some sort of standard for choosing a consultant. What is the significance of being a Tatler rated doctor other than appealing to the rich?
Smiley and fluffy-duffy works if you have traumatic pregnancies. I have seen another v highly rated C&W consultant who was insensitive.
Perhaps a little too late for you but my son was delivered by Gubby, as were two friends' children. She is incredible, I can say no more. She is a natural and you can ask her embarrassing questions without feeling embarrassed. She has a unique combination of professionalism and a great bedside manner. Totally recommended.
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