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When is my baby due?
Average Length of Cycles: From first day of your period to the first day of your next period. Ranges from: 22 to 44. Leave 28 if unsure.
I was transferred into Holles street from St Vincents A&E on Saturday morning, I wanted to send in a message to say I can't thank the nurses enough that looked after me. I think one of their names was Sarah, I am so sorry I am unable to remember their names as my mind was all over the place at the time as I was in a great deal of pain.They were the most incredible team of ladies, so caring so lovely and so understanding, I do not think I have ever come across such wonderful staff in any establishment I have ever been in before, They made me feel so safe and comfortable and did everything they possibly could to ease the pain I was in at the time
I wanted to write to make sure that the fantastic midwives that I came in contact with during my pregnancy are acknowledged. They made my entire journey enjoyable and stress free, a fact made even more important due to the COVID 19 pandemic. I attended Celine O' Brien at the maternal medicine clinic regularly throughout my pregnancy and found her to be knowledgeable, compassionate and to always have time for any questions that I had, big or small. This was so reassuring at all points during my pregnancy. When I arrived to the hospital in labour the lady who checked me in was very professional and kind. Midwife Nicola Smyth looked after me for my labour and birth. I was so grateful for her calm professionalism, and for the fact that she had read my birth preferences and respected them completely. One of my fears had been that I would not be listened to and that I may end up being railroaded into taking paths in my labour and delivery that were unnecessary, and with Nicola I felt that I was being listened to and respected throughout. She explained all stages clearly as the labour progressed and was a reassuring calm presence through the entire process. Finally, all the staff on the postnatal ward were approachable, kind and highly professional. In particular, I would like to thank Anna, Dia and Malar who looked after me - in particular their help with breastfeeding was so valuable, they each checked on me for each of my early feeds so that I was confident enough to continue. Overall my experience with the midwives at the National Maternity Hospital was really excellent and I am so grateful for how they contributed to my pregnancy and the birth of our new baby boy.
After suffering such loss of a missed miscarriage and not having my husband allowed in for support, I was so distressed and upset for going in to have a d & c alone. It was our first baby and we were so excited.As I lay in the bay with my teddy for comfort I felt so low. I really want to compliment Katarzyna Sobczyk. She was like a guardian angel that day for me. She was kind and understanding and was by my side from when I was awaiting the operation, to bringing me down to surgery and from recovery. She is unbelievably kind and especially when I came back from surgery upset she was so comforting and listened to me as well as before. She explained everything to me and took my feelings on board. She has such empathy for her patients and she is a credit to your hospital. I honestly don’t think I could have got through the day without her. Not just with me but with every patient she was so kind.
I am writing to express my gratitude to the whole team and in particular to midwife Catherine who delivered my first baby. She was brilliant, I still think of her and how good she was. I never felt alone, I felt encouraged and most important I felt safe. Also the student midwife in the delivery room was very good, I think her name is Lauren, forgive me, if I am mistaken. Another student midwife who assisted me before and during my induction, was Grace who was passionate, dedicated and reassuring. Her smile conquered me, and my husband. Thank you again for everything.