With the fantastic news that there is to be a new Midwife Led Unit opening at Warwick Hospital we spoke to a local Mummy, Laura, about her experience at a normal NHS maternity unit and then her second birth experience which was at a Midwife Led Unit in Coventry.
Here is Laura’s experience:
We had a different birth with our first, labour lasted 36 hours and progressed slowly. The midwifes were great but I wouldn’t say we had a happy birth experience. We ended up in surgery and it was very scary.
When I felt my waters break we called up and went over to get checked. We were immediately put at ease, they were so friendly and relaxed. Upon our return when the contractions were coming thick and fast, the same midwife met us and we birthed our gorgeous girl very quickly! At all times the midwife was laid back, telling me to listen to my body and not there telling me to push. She was gentle and I felt almost that it was just my hubby and me there.
It felt calm and quiet and exactly as I’d hoped for.
I look back on my second birth with happiness and good memories and that’s down to the midwife unit at Lucina!
If you would like to read more about the new Midwife Led Unit opening in early 2018 click here. You can also click here to see our fundraising information so we can help to make even more of a difference to local Mums and Mums to be.