Lucinda Hutton, founder of the Nurturing Mums courses for new Mummies across London and the East Midlands, recently gave birth to her second child in the Kensington Wing of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. She discusses her experience.
“I recently had my second baby at the Kensington Wing of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, having had such a positive experience when our son was born there in 2014. My son was born at 39 weeks by elective C-section and although term, was born with immature lungs and had to go into neonatal intensive care (NICU) in Chelsea & Westminster hospital.
“One of the main reasons for choosing the Kensington Wing is that it was attached to an NHS hospital, so we knew that our son would benefit from top neonatal care on the NHS, whilst we had the benefit of privacy in a private room and dedicated postnatal care.
“Our gorgeous daughter was born by elective C-section when I was just over 38 weeks pregnant. The decision to have an earlier than planned Caesarean was made by my consultant (the same consultant who had delivered my son), as he saw me several times in the lead up to the birth. I was confident in his care, as we had got to know each other well during both my pregnancies.
“My C-section this time round, although planned, turned out to be complicated due to the way in which I had healed when my son was born. Despite this, I was kept very calm and had full faith in my consultant (and the additional doctors who came in to help) that I was going to be okay and the room was kept very calm.
“I had one-on-one midwife support once my daughter was born and I felt listened to and also felt that the doctors and midwives had plenty of time for me and any concerns I was having.
“I was given good support with establishing feeding and also made use of the on-site nursery overnight, so that I could get some rest after what turned out to be quite complicated surgery.
“Six weeks on and I’ve made a great recovery – I am really pleased we were able to have another good experience, despite there being complications and I think that is largely due to the team at Chelsea & Westminster and the Kensington Wing.”
To find out more about giving birth at the Kensington Wing of the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, visit their website.
Lucinda’s baby was delivered by Dr Keith Duncan
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Lucinda Hutton is a mum to baby Teddy and very nearly baby no. 2. Born and bred in North London, she has taken Nurturing Mums from 1 to 9 London locations in 2 years, as well as Market Harborough most recently. Although a lawyer by trade, her role as a mother has been her most challenging and an experience she is passionate to share with others. Lucinda felt that there was a lot of antenatal advice available, but that practical advice post-baby was lacking and that Nurturing Mums fits in the bill in providing a support network for new mums and helpful, meaningful advice from experienced professionals.
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