Maternity Hospital of the Year
2014, 2015 & 2017
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I would like to acknowledge the incredible care that was given to me by one particular midwife, Leanne, in the postnatal ward following the birth of my son. This was a difficult time for me post a 2 day induction and emergency c section, coupled with my baby being in the neonatal unit after his birth. Leanne was extremely kind and provided me with great care. She helped me hand express collostrum for my baby in the unit which took much time from her schedule yet was very important to me. She listened and responded to all my requested needs despite the busy-ness of the ward. Leanne explained a number of things to me which was reassuring and I felt comfortable asking questions about my recovery and my baby. She was very knowledgeable. She really stands out during my stay in Holles Street and helped me to be in a better position to care for my baby. I'm so grateful to her and would love for her to know what a difference she made to my experience and my physical and mental health. I was so grateful for the compassion she showed as a midwife and hope that she never loses that as a midwife. Thank you Leanne.
I just wanted to compliment the lovely staff at NMH. I phoned triage on Sunday evening as I felt I had been having reduced movements. I spoke to the midwife Nicola on the phone who was so nice and told me to come in and they would check me out. Everyone I met from the gentleman at reception to the lady in admissions to the midwifes Nicola and Marie and Dr Mary were so lovely and helpful and reassuring and never made me feel silly for having been worried.
I really want to say thank you for being so kind and for seeing me so quickly and putting my mind at rest.
I can’t thank the staff of Holles Street enough for their kindness and expertise which was shown to us during the birth of our daughter. While an induction was recommended to me at 40 weeks, after discussion at clinic and on weighing up the risks and benefits, my doctor agreed to hold off and to review the situation again with me at 41 weeks. They understood my preference to avoid induction, if possible, obviously only if it remained safe to do so. At all times my questions were answered and my decisions were respected. In the end, I went into spontaneous labour the night before my scheduled induction and everything happened quite fast, despite it being my first baby. The midwives that attended to me where amazing. I found the active labour more intense than I had anticipated and opted for the epidural (despite having my partner under strict instructions not to allow me have one!). I was glad to have had this option and once it was placed, I really enjoyed the labour and birth. I had taken a hypnobirthing/birth preparation course during my pregnancy which I would highly recommend to everyone. The breathing exercises were amazing during early labour but more importantly the classes helped me feel informed for what direction the birth could take on the day. We had prepared for every eventuality in class, which really helped me process what was happening. In the end, myself and my partner had a really beautiful, midwifery-led birth experience, with minimal intervention and I got my much wished for spontaneous vaginal delivery. This was no doubt due to the amazing skill and care of the labour and delivery midwives on duty that night, who really took a hands off approach with me as much as possible. I’m sure it could have been a very different experience if it wasn’t for them, as everything was happening quite quickly. They were so kind and respectful to me. I have much admiration for their compassion and skill. I will forever be grateful to all of the staff for their care and kindness. I will never forget you all.