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Private Room?

(28 Posts)
ladymia Thu 17-Jan-13 16:43:02

The hospital I will be doing to can't guarantee that you will have one (you have to pay for this of course) I was just wondering if it's something you wanted you were able to get on the day?

RugBugs Sat 19-Jan-13 16:16:53

The private rooms at my local are £25 and partners are provided with a bed. I swear this info was not in my notes last time, I was cold, hungry and knackered after 2 nights on ward, I would have gladly spent £50 to get to sit on a sofa.
There's a private suite as well but they don't publish the prices for staying there.

flyingsprocket Sun 20-Jan-13 13:31:31

mrsL1984 most people don't choose to give birth in NHS hospitals. In most parts of the country NHS are the only hospitals available to give birth in.

I sincerely hope I can get a private room after giving birth, it's the most intimate hours of DP's & my lives so far. Having read the horror stories of the post natal wards on here, I certainly don't want to be listening to mobile phone conversations at 4am & smelling fast food from the next curtain!

PurpleStorm Sun 20-Jan-13 18:33:14

I got a private room (without asking, and for free) after DS was born prematurely - not sure if it was because the beds in the 4-bed bays were full, or whether it was because DS was in SCBU and the midwives thought a private room, away from mums with healthy babies next to them, would be less upsetting for me.

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