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Pennypops Fri 13-Jul-07 10:04:22

Apparently the hospital (Royal Berkshire) I am booked into has started to turn away labouring women due to severe staff shortages - happened 5 times in April and May apparently. Given that September when I am due seems to be the busiest month in the birth calender I'm starting to get a bit twitchy.

I know 1st labours can be slow anyway so in theory we'd have plenty of time to drive to Basingstoke or Ascot (about 45 mins - 1hr if no traffic) but what if it progresses quicker than usual?

Has anyone else been in this situation and what was the outcome? Should I just try and book into another hospital that's less busy and not take the risk?

Mother2be Fri 13-Jul-07 10:16:54

omg i hope that doesnt happen, i dont know if that happens in my hosp? thats so bad!

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