"Staff gave me an amazing caesarean experience"
About: The Townsville Hospital The Townsville Hospital Douglas 4817
Posted by Happy patient 2015 (as ),
I had my first baby at the Townsville hospital and although the birth didn't go to plan and resulted in an emergency caesarean, I received great treatment from every department including birth suite, the maternity ward and ED.
After getting pregnant again I booked in with the Midwifery Group practice and saw a wonderful midwife named Helen. We went through all the options for the birth either VBAC or an elective caesarean. I was very unsure so I attended the VBAC class at the Townsville hospital. I found it very informative and was pleased that I attended but decided that because of my previous traumatic birth that I would have an elective caesarean.
I went through a birth plan with my midwife and decided that I wanted a natural caesarean. I also wanted delayed cord clamping and immediate skin to skin, unless of course there were any medical complications.
On the day of the surgery I arrived early at the hospital and was taken down to theatre. Danny's team were so great and made me feel instantly relaxed, I knew I was in good hands. Before I knew it I had my baby in my arms and got everything I asked for. The skin to skin was the best feeling in the world, I felt like I bonded with my baby instantly and I cannot thank the doctors enough for giving me those special and precious moments. It made it feel so much more of a natural rather than clinical process.
I spent the next four days on the maternity ward and was cared for by the most wonderful midwives. They were so helpful, kind, caring, considerate and funny. Also, the maternity ward is lovely, fresh and always kept so clean. I really enjoyed my stay at the hospital.
My MGP midwife gave me great postnatal care at home for the first 6 weeks. She was so helpful and gave such great advice, she was such a wonderful midwife and if I ever get pregnant again I will be contacting her to follow me.
I really believe the MGP staff and the staff at the Townsville hospital that i encountered deserve medals. They are so dedicated, highly skilled, professional and gave me an amazing experience. I will be forever thankful to them all.
Thanks everyone, keep up the great work!