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United Christian Hospital

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Street #, Street Name
130 Hip Wo Street, ,
Telephone
2379 9611
Visited
457
Public Hospital - Kln
Rating
★★★★★
1 vote
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Great Experience
Our baby girl was born at UCH on February 15, 2008. she was delivered via elective c-section because she was breech. The caring and very professional staff at UCH took very good care of me before and during surgery, and of both baby and I after surgery. Most staff spoke English very well (my Cantonese is not great). We were in the hospital for 6 days.

I wanted to exclusively breastfeed my baby and this was respected by staff, for the most part. I received breastfeeding support and even had a visit by a lactation specialist who was on her rounds with a group of students. Breastfeeding has to be one of the most difficult skills I have ever learned!

However, some nurses were very concerned about my baby's body weight and pushed for formula supplements. I agreed twice, and then realized that these supplements really were not necessary and could do more harm than good. If you are committed to exclusively breastfeeding your baby, then you really need to stay firm on your decision and not be caught up in standard weight gains and graphs! I was also afraid that if I didn't give baby the formula supplements that she would die. Strange, I know, but it is really how I felt!

Even though the nursing staff were so busy, they always took time to answer my questions and to help/teach me. All procedures - the c-section, and spinal, baby injections... - were clearly explained to me and I always felt like my baby and I were being well looked after.

Staff also provided me with the opportunity to have a community nurse visit my home the day after we were discharged. Also, an appointment at our local Maternal and Child Care Centre was made before discharge. I would not have known about these public services if the nurses did not inform me.

The food was okay, but it really didn't matter to me because I was so busy looking after baby Emma to really care about what I was eating! My husband brought me some small snacks and fruit and I was fine. The hospital food was nutritious and provided me with the fuel needed to look after my baby. Remember, it's a public hospital, not a 5 star resort!

I had one bad experience with a nurse while breastfeeding my baby in the nursery. Her words really hurt and discouraged me when I was already going through the 'baby blues' and having a difficult time breastfeeding. My husband talked to a nurse about it and she came right away to talk to me. I didn't have to deal with the not so nice nurse again.

I would recommend UCH to any expecting mother. My experience there was great. Just remember to be firm, yet polite and to have a sense of humour. If breastfeeding, be firm about your commitment to it, ask for help if needed, and ensure that it is understood by all staff that NO extra supplements should be given to your baby without your consent.
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Great Experience at UCH
Our baby girl was born at UCH on February 15, 2008. she was delivered via elective c-section because she was breech. The caring and very professional staff at UCH took very good care of me before and during surgery, and of both baby and I after surgery. Most staff spoke English very well (my Cantonese is not great). We were in the hospital for 6 days.

I wanted to exclusively breastfeed my baby and this was respected by staff, for the most part. I received breastfeeding support and even had a visit by a lactation specialist who was on her rounds with a group of students. Breastfeeding has to be one of the most difficult skills I have ever learned!

However, some nurses were very concerned about my baby's body weight and pushed for formula supplements. I agreed twice, and then realized that these supplements really were not necessary and could do more harm than good. If you are committed to exclusively breastfeeding your baby, then you really need to stay firm on your decision and not be caught up in standard weight gains and graphs! I was also afraid that if I didn't give baby the formula supplements that she would die. Strange, I know, but it is really how I felt!

Even though the nursing staff were so busy, they always took time to answer my questions and to help/teach me. All procedures - the c-section, and spinal, baby injections... - were clearly explained to me and I always felt like my baby and I were being well looked after.

Staff also provided me with the opportunity to have a community nurse visit my home the day after we were discharged. Also, an appointment at our local Maternal and Child Care Centre was made before discharge. I would not have known about these public services if the nurses did not inform me.

The food was okay, but it really didn't matter to me because I was so busy looking after baby Emma to really care about what I was eating! My husband brought me some small snacks and fruit and I was fine. The hospital food was nutritious and provided me with the fuel needed to look after my baby. Remember, it's a public hospital, not a 5 star resort!

I had one bad experience with a nurse while breastfeeding my baby in the nursery. Her words really hurt and discouraged me when I was already going through the 'baby blues' and having a difficult time breastfeeding. My husband talked to a nurse about it and she came right away to talk to me. I didn't have to deal with the not so nice nurse again.

I would recommend UCH to any expecting mother. My experience there was great. Just remember to be firm, yet polite and to have a sense of humour. If breastfeeding, be firm about your commitment to it, ask for help if needed, and ensure that it is understood by all staff that NO extra supplements should be given to your baby without your consent.

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