Queen Charlottes Birth Centre Tour -anyone had one?
bmachine · 14/09/2017 20:14
has anyone had a tour of the birth centre at QC followed by a birth preperation class?
I am desperate to attend one but they are fully booked out
anyone whos had one please could you give me an idea of what it covered
Im going to try and call again tommorow to beg to be squeezed onto one but there didn't seem much hope today...feeling very anxious and out of the loop
im 38 weeks pregnant
ViserionTheDragon · 19/09/2017 20:26
OP, did you have any luck? I'm quite interested in visiting the QCC birth centre as well!
Gunpowder · 22/09/2017 16:13
I went on one 5 years ago so this maybe out of date. They gave a tour of the rooms which are lovely compared to the normal ward. When I got there in labour the birthing centre was full and I was pushing so I gave birth on the maternity ward, but they then let me stay the night in the birthing centre. They were very sweet.
They have double beds so your partner can stay over and their own bathrooms. Some have pools. They had things like mattresses on the floor and birthing balls too. The birth prep talk was mostly about staying at home as long as possible (until 3 xcontractions in 10 mins lasting >minute each IIRC) and focused on active birth. Obvs you can't have an epidural or anything but you can transfer over to the main ward if you decide you want one.
I don't think I got a spot on my tour till I was 38+5 so don't give up hope!
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