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Trying to choose a consultant at Portland, pls help!

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lightblue Fri 15-Aug-08 08:18:44

I've been driving myself crazy trying to choose a consultant at Portland. Could anyone possibly recommend one they had a good experience with? I've got some names, such as Armstrong, Eben, Nicholas, Mellon, Davis, etc. etc. but have no idea on who would be the best one. I'm a first timer, so the head is spinning a little Pls help. Thanks a lot!

BlingLovin Fri 15-Aug-08 14:59:33

I know Mellon - but not for pregnancy, had to have a hysteroctopy (??). Great bed side manner but I bled for a month afterwards through what was probably a mild infection and landed up getting the worst flu of my life ever, probably as a result of being weak from blood loss etc.

Obviously, not necessarily her fault and I did find her extremely easy to talk to about slightly awkward situations, very pleasant and her office was excellent.

DarrellRivers Fri 15-Aug-08 15:18:06

I know these consultants as I worked for them
Colin Davis -lovely man
Clare Mellon-very nice
Miss Eben-lovely too, I think she did posh's first section
I would be happy for any of these three to deliver me
They are all consultants at London teaching hospitals so hopefully are all good at what they do grin
Hope that helps

DarrellRivers Fri 15-Aug-08 15:38:56

In fact I think Colin Davis would be my favourite, he was a kind, careful man

expatinlondon Fri 15-Aug-08 15:44:25

I am currently with Miss Catharine Roberts at Portland and am very happy with her. I'm 17 weeks, first child so cannot attest yet to delivery, but so far I have found her to be very pleasant, knowledgable, etc. and would happily recommend! I have seen her around every 4 weeks since week 5 or 6 and she is very thorough in her exams (we get to see the baby on a scan every time) and we sit and chat in her office about any concerns at each appt. Another plus is that she is usually running on time; i have only had to wait once.

notsoslimnow Fri 15-Aug-08 15:57:15

wow,how come you lucky people get to go to the portland? that the one that costs £1000 per night?!!excuse the ignorance but live in lincolnshire and thought the portland was kind of reserved for celebs or something!i think i read victoria beckham had one of her children thereshock so envious!!! x

lightblue Fri 15-Aug-08 16:55:55

Thanks so much everyone, this is all very helpful!

moocowme Fri 15-Aug-08 21:03:10

if you have the right health insurance or are willing to extend your mortgae you can go the the Portland. If you get a package it can actually work out not to bad. Well worth the money in my opinion.

I had an elective CS for complication so was expected to be in for a while so they gave me a suite at no extra cost mm very nice.

slinkiemalinki Fri 15-Aug-08 23:23:13

Have a close friend who's had x 2 with Armstrong, been very happy with him and sounded like a decent fee (£4-4,500 I recall, some charge quite a bit more) (you will know that the hospital fees are on top of course).

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