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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.
My beautiful baby girl was born recently. I just wanted to write and say how much I am indebted to the staff of Holles street, who looked after me so incredibly well since I was four and a half weeks pregnant. I cannot express my gratitude enough for all the check-ups, scans, general monitoring and then finally the delivery at your hospital. I know that I would not be blessed with such a healthy baby without your intervention and support. I am so so grateful for it all.
Giving birth during the pandemic, I did not expect the lactation clinic to be happening. I was so grateful to hear it was operating on an appointment basis. I went a couple of times and the lactation consultants guided me regarding how much to supplement and which herbal supplements to take to aid my supply. Without the support of your lactation consultants, I would most definitely have given up on breastfeeding and was so grateful to be able to monitor his weight gain and ask various questions about what was normal feeding behaviour. So I wanted to thank you for providing such an excellent service and particularly for prioritising its continuation during the pandemic. The lactation consultants (special thanks to Rosie for her guidance and laughs!) were such an important part of my parenting journey. I know I speak on behalf of many mothers saying their support is much appreciated.
I was admitted for two days for a surgical procedure. Prof Keane, was very down to earth, considerate and highly professional. The entire team were very polite and caring. They ensured there was a safe environment (covid free) and individualised care to promote timely recovery.
I spent 4 days in Holles Wing after the birth of my daughter. The staff were incredible. I have never met such a supportive and caring group of people. I encountered several difficulties and moments of stress during my time here, and the midwives were always so kind and compassionate and did everything in their power to help me get through it and teach me valuable and practical skills to help deal with caring for my baby when I went home. I found their support with regards to breastfeeding especially exceptional - they were eager to help and guide me in the various positions I could feed in and how to hand express effectively. All of the staff were wonderful, but I would like to thank Kitty, Avril, Becky, Clodagh and Aisling in particular.