The Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Review of Delivery Suite, written by a patient
3rd August 2020
I was being induced due to a late diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes which was the opposite of the water-birth I was hoping for at the birthing centre. However, throughout the process, I asked for time to consider my options before making decisions which was respected and granted. This helped me feel empowered about how my labour and delivery was unfolding. My birth preferences, where possible, were followed by the midwifery team. I felt safe and cared for throughout my time on the delivery ward from induction, waters being broken, early labour and then throughout my emergency c-section.