I'm due to give birth at Epsom Hospital next January and would love to hear anyone's experiences of the midwife care there. I've heard horror stories from other hospitals of overstretched midwives having to leave women and their partners alone for ages during labour and really don't like the idea of that. This is my first baby - and first time on mumsnet too, so hi everyone!
Hi yogagirl - I'm due 7/2 and due to have my first baby in Epsom too. Have also heard mixed reports so be interested to hear more. Does you or anyone-else know if they let you know the baby's sex at the 20 week scan? Thanks!
And me! Just had my 20 wk scan there today and she was willing to tell me but I've got a wriggler so she was only 70% sure. They're quite happy to tell you though.
This is my first also and I'm due in Jan but my sister in law has had two there in the last 5 years, the most recent 18 months ago and she has nothing but praise for them. So hopefully it'll be fine...until they move to St Helier...
They tell you the sex at Epsom. Also, midwife care during labour is very good. The unit is small, so if you want someone to come back when they have gone away, your DH/DP will not have to go very far to get somebody.
Postnatal care is understaffed unfortunately.