our son was born here & everything about the service we received was 100%
parking is chargable (as i guess it is at most hospitals now)
& after being taken from the maternity home to a ward, my wife found it very busy/noisy & couldn't wait to get home
but the maternity home - excellent
I have started a group for anyone in northampton beds and bucks who have suffered from birth trauma and is in need of support, please feel free to visit and tell your friends, we need to help each other heal and gain our confidence back!
Mixed experience 3 years ago. Labour and HDU were amazing! Was not as fortunate on the wards, move to the wrong ward then abandoned! Gave my daughter a dummy in night 2, still trying to get rid of it
very pleasant staff you can get drinks food if you in bed they will bring phone to you to tell familly good news
all my 4 kids were born there they offer good pain relief
options to make your stay as nice as it can be if you
end up there good luck for your new baby
I had my son there just over 4 years ago now. My experience was traumatic and exhaustion stopped me from speaking up when I should have done. I only know that now. The emergency caesarian staff were the saviours of my day, and of my son's too I suspect. I felt very lonely during my stay, I sincerely hope things have improved for the better now.
I have had both my children in NGH (2006 and 2010), I am due to give birth in October 2012. I'm already starting to feel anxious about staying on the maternity ward as I have to have planned c sections and am unfortunately stuck in for 3 days. Both experiences have been horrendous! Labour ward/theatre and HDU was ok but it's the aftercare that has been traumatic on both occasions. Lack of enthusiasm, empathy and general care being the main issue. The staff on the ward are literally no where to be seen and treat you as an inconvenience I you do manage to catch one. I felt very sorry for the first time mums that had no support with feeding etc, it can be a very lonely overwhelming experience and the staff paid to care and support just don't.
both my sons were born here and the experience was ok. staff were really good and friendly. had some difficulty convincing them with second baby that labour was going to be a quick one! and it was! arrived hospital 2am, got to door of labour ward 2.10am and baby popped out 2.20am! Bad point - the shower was dirty and had not been cleaned after use - gross! My OH had to clean as best he could before i used it. had no choice but to use it.
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