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italiangirl87 · 07/06/2022 21:01

Looking for recommendation for where to give birth... last time I gave birth at pinderfields in Wakefield. I hated it! I'm stuck between Leeds LGI, leeds St James' or Barnsley hospital! Anyone got any first hand experience please.

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Marmite27 · 07/06/2022 21:03

I’ve had one at Jimmy’s and one at LGI under foetal medicine. No issues with either, but they were 7 and 4 years ago now.

The problem is, you can’t plan for someone else’s bad day.

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rosiebl · 07/06/2022 21:10

Had my two at Barnsley. I live very close. The birthing suite is lovely. Nice big modern rooms, birthing pools in a few of the rooms. Private toilets/showers in the rooms. Post natal ward is not good though! Very stuffy, close together beds, packed wards, thin curtains between the beds, very understaffed, buzzers ignored, mothers in beds next to across from doing loudspeaker phone calls all night and not pulled up by nurses. It was awful. I did just 24 hours after both my births and hated every minute.

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italiangirl87 · 07/06/2022 22:05

Thanks for the replies. My problem with pinderfields were exactly the same as you describe @rosiebl in terms of the maternity ward. I know the nhs is under strain so maybe it's like that everywhere. I've read good things about the 3 hospitals suggested so it's good to hear peoples eaperiences

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Nat6999 · 07/06/2022 22:09

Don't whatever you do consider The Jessop Wing in Sheffield & argue against it if they try to send you there if the one you choose is full, it is awful & has been graded as requires improvement. There have been a lot of deaths both of mum's & babies over the last few years & many of them were preventable. It was bad when I was there 18 years ago & has only got worse.

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Footballsundays6777 · 07/06/2022 22:11

i had both mine at Pinders, no issues at all- I’d bare in mind postnatal care is pretty rubbish on the wards everywhere. My friends have had theirs at Jimmys and LGI and no diff experiences to mine at Pinders

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IbizaToTheNorfolkBroads · 07/06/2022 22:16

Had both mine in Barnsley, and had excellent experiences both times. Unfortunate they are 10 and 13 now, so my experience is not recent.

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Ihaveoflate · 07/06/2022 22:28

I gave birth at LGI in 2019. It was a traumatic experience but I'm not sure that had anything to do with the hospital. The midwives were okay, the registrar was appalling, the consultant was wonderful. Post natal ward was hell on earth.

On the plus side, I was given an epidural immediately on request without issue and the surgical team were fantastic (I needed emergency intervention).

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lollipopsandrainbows · 07/06/2022 22:33

Had both of mine at Barnsley. First time I was in 4 days and had no complaints, other than waking up one night to find my baby gone! I jumped up and the nurse came rushing in to say baby was unsettled and they didn't want to wake me (think the pethadine knocked me out), so they had taken her for a cuddle as there were no other babies on the ward that night. Second I was in and out within 6 hours and never even made it to the labour suite as she came so quickly. Apologies to any ladies who had to endure my 22 minute labour on the day unit back in 2012!

As a senior NHS manager myself, im always going to sing the praises of any NHS facility. But everywhere makes mistakes, people are only human, and hospitals can only function with the resources they have.

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handbagsandholidays · 07/06/2022 22:37

Following this thread as I gave birth to my first at Dewsbury (awful experience but was 10 years ago) and I've been assigned to Pinders this time. I was at the triage at Pinders on Sunday and the midwife was complaining about how understaffed they are and how she thinks it's dangerous that Pinders has to cover such a large area as it simply doesn't have the staff or resources. 😟 I have been contemplating giving birth privately down south but it's a very long journey home
which has put me off.

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addictedtotheflats · 07/06/2022 22:39

I had mine at LGI (i work at jimmies) mainly because I kept seeing people i knew at antenatal appontments and didnt want that during labour. LGI were fantastic and I ended up spending a week on the post natal ward. They were so supportive with breastfeeding and we spent 4 days on transitional care and the neo nate nurses were also brilliant. Had a number of friends give birth at jimmies and didnt have a good experience

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Whatelsecouldibecalled · 08/06/2022 14:20

@Nat6999 I had my baby at jessops and they were fantastic in 2020. I'm having my second baby there too.

I think you can get great care anywhere equally you can get shit care anywhere.

Not helpful @italiangirl87 I appreciate but genuinely feel it's luck of the draw on how good the care is.

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Marmite27 · 08/06/2022 16:30

addictedtotheflats · 07/06/2022 22:39

I had mine at LGI (i work at jimmies) mainly because I kept seeing people i knew at antenatal appontments and didnt want that during labour. LGI were fantastic and I ended up spending a week on the post natal ward. They were so supportive with breastfeeding and we spent 4 days on transitional care and the neo nate nurses were also brilliant. Had a number of friends give birth at jimmies and didnt have a good experience

With DC2 I was in for two weeks at LGI in a combination of post-natal, transitionary care and CAT. Couldn’t fault any of them.

It was very quiet though, a friend visited who’d had a baby in peak season (Sept/Oct) and said it felt like a different hospital.

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whosaidtha · 08/06/2022 16:35

Choose the one that is easiest to get to in an emergency. I delivered really quickly and luckily am only 20mins from the hospital. Much further and I might have delivered in the car.
Also if you're stuck in after the birth you want somewhere your partner can easily get to for visits/nip home to pick up something you forgot.

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Vg92 · 03/08/2022 08:35

Hi ladies, first time mum here.
Do you know if it is possible to have an elective c section at LGI if I live in Dewsbury?

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handbagsandholidays · 03/08/2022 08:37

Vg92 · 03/08/2022 08:35

Hi ladies, first time mum here.
Do you know if it is possible to have an elective c section at LGI if I live in Dewsbury?

It is! I'm currently at St James' after having transferred my care from Pinderfields. I had the choice of St James' or LGI but picked St James' due to the specialist consultant most suited to me being based here.

In order to transfer your care, you need to fill an online form. I will try and locate the link for you.

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handbagsandholidays · 03/08/2022 08:38

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Vg92 · 03/08/2022 09:38

@handbagsandholidays you are great! Thank you soo much! May I ask you when is your due date? Mine is beginning of December.

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handbagsandholidays · 03/08/2022 09:55

Vg92 · 03/08/2022 09:38

@handbagsandholidays you are great! Thank you soo much! May I ask you when is your due date? Mine is beginning of December.

Ahhh I'm technically due on 28th September but will be having a planned section at 33+6 due to complications. Less than 2 weeks to go! I'm also currently on day 13 of my stay at St James' as I've to remain as an inpatient until I give birth due to the risks surrounding my pregnancy x

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ArseInTheCoOpWindow · 03/08/2022 10:06

I had Dd in Jessops in 2006. It was outstanding then.

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Vg92 · 03/08/2022 20:04

@handbagsandholidays I am sure everything will be fine with you and the baby! Sending you lots of positive thoughts! Wish you all the best!

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handbagsandholidays · 04/08/2022 19:14

Vg92 · 03/08/2022 20:04

@handbagsandholidays I am sure everything will be fine with you and the baby! Sending you lots of positive thoughts! Wish you all the best!

Just to update I ended up having a cat 1 emergency section this morning at 5:10am. Cannot fault the care I've received or that my son is currently receiving in NICU x

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Vg92 · 04/08/2022 22:02

@handbagsandholidays congratulations for your little man! May you and him be strong and recover soon! Sure everything will be alright! 🙏🙏🙏

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