This week I had my first midwife appointment. She went through a lot of forms and I chose the hospital that I wanted to give birth at. I had heard bad things about our local hospital and it hadn’t had great reviews online either so I decided to go with Stoke Mandeville hospital as I knew a couple of people who had given birth their and said that it had all gone smoothly and the place was clean and organised. As the hospital is out of my local area this means that I will have to go there for all of my scans and appointments and also wouldn’t be able to get the free NHS anti-natal classes.
I was sent for my booking in bloods at the hospital so me and H drove there for the first time. However the midwife hadn’t included a form for me to get them done so there was a lot of confusion once we got there but some midwives soon came and found me and handled everything so smoothly and sorted everything out that it definitely reassured me that I had made the right choice.