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Best maternity hospital in the Amersham (Bucks) area?

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vitality Sun 21-Sep-08 18:02:58

For anyone who lives near Amersham: what's the best maternity hospital around here? I've heard various reports on Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville. What about farther afield - Wexham Park??

Thanks for any advice : )

SpookyMadMummy Sun 21-Sep-08 18:17:18

Wycombe is obv the nearest - SIL had her DD there and a good experience although her DD is 6 now so things may have changed...
Don;t know about Stoke, or Wexham Park tho. (used to live in Chesham)

Ash80 Sun 21-Sep-08 18:31:08

I had my ds at the birth centre at wexham park last year. It was a lovely experince, beautuiful, clean, homely and and i managed (just barely )with only gas and air and a water birth. The aftercare was also great.
You can only go to the birth centre if your pregnancy has no complications, and you opt for a natural birth ( i.e no epidural).....
Good Luck....

vitality Mon 22-Sep-08 12:02:02

Thanks - Ash80: is there a traditional hospital next to the birth centre in case there are any complications? Also do you know if the dad can spend the night after the birth?

Ash80 Mon 22-Sep-08 18:31:15

Vitality- There is a traditional hospital attached next to it, incase of any complications. Which was great for peace of mind.
Unfortunetly dads cannot spend the night.

vitality Tue 23-Sep-08 12:50:33

Hi, that sounds (almost) perfect - thanks!!

weblette Tue 23-Sep-08 13:02:05

I'm in CSG so very near you. I've heard lots of good things about Wexham - the distance is probably about the same as getting to Stoke. It isn't a problem to sign to it, the facilities are much better than Wycombe.

My last two have been home births so although I was signed up for there, never needed to use it apart from scans. One hint though, try to get your bloods taken at Amersham rather than Wexham - the phlebotomists are better.

vitality Tue 23-Sep-08 14:07:49

smile The phlebotomist tip made me chuckle - thanks weblette! Sounds like Wexham is the place to go.

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