Can’t believe I’m asking this on mumsnet but...am lying in a local hospital bed, waters have broken, not yet in labour but cervix open a bit...local hospital have been trying for 2 hrs to find me a bed in a neonatal unit...they have found one at St Thomas’s but waiting to hear whether there is a bed for me. They have told me I might then have to wait another 2 hrs for an ambulance to transfer me. Has anyone ever used a private ambulance service? Any advice as to what I should be asking for / demanding? I am conscious that I could go into labour at any minute and at that point it will be touch and go for the baby who will need a neonatal bed. They have given me steroids / antibiotics etc.
As a Tommy’s prem clinic patient- they are totally totally awesome and, really tricky as it is, they are very very experienced. You are in the right hands. Also if they don’t have space and you end up at kings, georges or Uch they all have top level nicus. Ask your hospital to ask the hospital you are going to when you should start steroids
Sorry just seen you have had steroids. Jolly good. Thats great . It will be helping baby while you get there. Just get them to get you there as soon as they can and stay lying down. Good luck. You have done exactly the right thing in going in to your local hospital. Unmumsnetty hugs
Any luck with ambulance yet ? I went into labour at work in central London. Black cab got me to kings quicker than an ambulance I recon 😲 I just remember him whizzing around all these back routes. When I got there they didn't have a place for ds if he was born so later that evening I was transferred by ambulance to st Mary's Paddington. Ds was born the next day by c section. I look back at that time with much fondness. I know that sounds silly but every thing ds went onto achieve was such a miracle to me. I made a lot of friends with other women in the scbu. I often wonder how they are. This was before the days off fb. Thinking of you
Sorry managed to put 2 posts up so been replying to the other one and didn’t see this one...thank you so much for your messages, I have made it through the night without going into labour which is good news, as you know, every hour counts at the moment. I was blue lighted to Kings last night after waiting more than 4 hrs for the ambulance but I am here and comfortable and feel that I am being well looked after. Just have to hope and pray baby decides to stay put without developing an infection for as long as possible...I have been given steroids and antibiotics and I know they will do everything they can for us...fingers crossed