I had my little girl at Lyell Hosp. on 25/1/2007. I was supposed to be in the birthing centre rooms after having her, but because i had to have a c-section, after 20 hours of labour, i went straight to one of the other rooms which are not as big, but big enough. I was in my own room and my experience there was great.
I found all the midwifes very nice and helpful. I was very nervous to begin with, but they really made the experience great. Without them there for those first few days would have been hard. They are all very helpful and had no problems answering any questions.
The midwifes i had whilst in labor were fantastic. I found them to really help me through it. The first midwife i had came and visited us afterwards to say hello and see how we were going. Her name was Linda. She was great.
Overall i could not have been happier with my experience there. People have there opinions on the hospital, but i loved it there and would recommend it to anyone.
Sorry to go on and on, but wanted to reassure you that you will have no problems there and you will have all the help and advice you need.
Hope this has helped you. If you have any other questions id be happy to help you if i can.
Goodluck on the birth of bubs and enjoy whats to come. It all goes by so quickly.
(I Live In Elizabeth)
Kate & Mia (25/1/07) Adel.
I had both my children at the Lyell Mac...and they just keep getting better and better.
My youngest is 5 now and the facilities they have there now are just outstanding, compared to when I had my son.
A friend of mine is under special care there and they do an amazing job with the care before during and after your pregnancy!
So to anyone else out there who is considering the Lyell Mac...Go and check them out...they really do have an excellent pregnancy and labour ward there.
Mummy to 3 little goblins
aurora evelyn joy 1/3/07
mum of three girls (99,02,06)
I had an obstetric emergency, and they were absolutely amazing, and in that they saved my life. The midwives were brilliant, and I even now keep in touch with a couple of them smile
cant fault the staff, they were absolutley fantastic. in fact one of the nurses who had been caring for me in the b/u came up to the health ward the day after i had emmy to see how we had gone and to meet em, which i thought was lovely.
anyway good luck and keep us posted
katie, SA, Emma 2yrs old
It's worth asking about, they can only say no.
The only thing was my daughter was pretty much kept in my room all the time, which was especially hard when I was confined to bed the first night, but the midwives were fantastic, and helped me a lot.
I can highly recommend them, and I'll definitely go back if we have number 2!
Mama to Poppy since 15/12/06