When you are about to give birth, it is likely that you will be scared and nervous about what is going to happen. The last thing you need is to end up going to a hospital where you don’t feel supported or safe, as this will add to your anxiety and make the whole situation that much more stressful. Before your due date, you should do your research and make sure that you have chosen a birth hospital that makes you feel comfortable.
- Look for a hospital close by. There is no point choosing an amazing hospital which is over an hours away, as you have no idea where you will be or what you will be doing when you go into labour. Also, if you go into false labour one or more times, getting to the hospital will be very stressful, only to be sent home again.
- Do your research. Once you have narrowed your search down to hospitals close by then you should be looking for a hospital which has favourable reviews. An online search will help you to find testimonials from other people in your situation, and you can also ask around to see what experiences your friends and family have had.
- Speak to the doctors and nurses. Visit the hospital and see the labour wards for yourself, speaking to the doctors and nurses in charge to see if you feel comfortable and like them. If you love the hospital but aren’t comfortable with the staff, walk away, as the staff will add to or take away from your experience.
- Find out about birth centres. If you cannot find a hospital that you are comfortable with, look for specific birthing centres close to you, and see if they offer you a better option.
If you need solicitors in Dunning
If you feel that your experience of giving birth was made worse by the people that cared for you, or by the negligence of the hospital, then you may be able to claim compensation, if you have been injured or your child was damaged.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the friendly, helpful team about what happened to you. The team will talk you through what happened, and let you know what will happen if you go ahead with a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline does not have injury solicitors in Dunning working directly for them. However, this doesn’t matter, they can still help you. They are a national personal injury law firm that work with accident victims in all areas of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Dunning or anywhere else get in touch!
You are under no obligation to proceed after this conversation, but if you do decide to, you will be passed over to our experienced in house solicitors, who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your solicitors will keep you updated as your claim progresses, and you can call the helpline 24 hours a day for support whilst your claim progresses.
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown