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Home V Hospital birth in Sunderland

(8 Posts)
Saundy Tue 21-May-13 20:09:02

It's a ways off but I was wondering what's people's experiences are of giving birth either in SRH or at home in the sunderland area.

If there are any of you out there?!

Norfolknway Tue 21-May-13 21:50:00

Hi, not me personally (I was in the midwife led unit at the RVI)
But lots of my friends have had their children at that hospital and they have all had pretty positive experiences.

I know it's all private rooms, not a communal ward. Have you had the tour yet? smile

patienceisvirtuous Tue 21-May-13 22:04:12

I'm from Sunderland but have no DC's yet.

However, lots of friends and family have and I have only heard positive things about the maternity unit!

Greenrabbit Tue 21-May-13 22:20:45

I gave birth to my DD at SRH in 2011. I ended up having an emc, but overall the whole experience was very positive. I'm going back in July to have DC2!
Lots of friends and family members have given birth there and had good experiences.
Don't know of any planned home births in Sunderland. When I was on an antenatal course ran by the local midwives they didn't mention it as an option. (But that was 2 years ago)

Saundy Tue 21-May-13 22:23:29

Thanks for your responses.

I haven't had the tour yet as they run on a Sunday when I'm working at the minute. Have started to toy with the idea of a home birth recently but it's my first so was wondering what people's experiences were like locally.

Saundy Tue 21-May-13 22:25:36

Ooh good luck for July Green home birth was briefly mentioned on a handout I was given at my booking appt but no real mention otherwise.

ouryve Tue 21-May-13 22:26:50

I had DS1 at SRH. It's almost 10 years ago, now, and the unit was shiny and new, then, but they were pretty good there (apart from the one token bitch midwife who made me cry when I was in having my BP monitored because there were people in who were really poorly and couldn't I see she was rushed off her feet).

Greenrabbit Tue 21-May-13 22:50:53

Thanks Saundy
Hope you get some more responses on the homebirth. I don't think it seems very popular in the Northeast.

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