St George's Miscarriage Clinic - any experience of using it?

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Sarah8898
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St George's Miscarriage Clinic - any experience of using it?

Postby Sarah8898 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:50 am

Has anyone had any experience of using the Miscarriage Clinic at St George's? The only reviews I can find anywhere date back to 2013.

After having recurrent miscarriages over the past year (around 8 weeks each time). I have a DD who is 3. I've now thankfully been referred for further investigations there but the earliest slot is mid March.

I'm keen to hear of any experiences of the clinic and any indication of how long the process will take for tests/results.

Or whether to going private, based on the 2 month wait for the first appointment.

I would welcome an private messages, if you'd prefer not to post publically.

Thank you
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Postby Happy Valley » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:44 am

Hi Sarah
Sorry to hear you're going through this. I was in a very similar situation around 8 years ago, having had one child I then had 3-4 recurrent miscarriages.
I live equi-distant from St Thomas', St George's and Chelsea & Westminster and have been to all three at various stages of my miscarriage issues. I chose to go to C&W for the investigations (NHS not private) and was under Guy Thorpe Beeston who I have since seen in the press as one of the doctors who delivered Prince George. They performed tests on my last miscarriage, me, my husband. I don't recall being part of the clinic more than a few months - time was of the essence as I was already 40 at that point. So I would certainly recommend C&W as an option.
I didn't want to go to the other two hospitals because of bad memories, not because of negative experiences (except waiting in corridors in St George's). And C&W feels more like a hotel than a hospital!

I wish you all the luck in the world.
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Postby Lily85 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:00 am

A second vote for C&W. I had an awful experience at St George’s following a miscarriage so when I did become pregnant, I opted for C&W. They were brilliant. I have visited both hospitals again for various issues related to myself or daughters and have never had a good experience at St George’s but always good things to say about C&W.
St George’s left me waiting in the hall for ages then the doctor barely spoke English and did not have any bedside manner in the slightest. In the end, I was seen in a dark room at 2am in the morning where the very rude doctor proceeded to do an invasive examination without me to this day fully knowing what he did.
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Postby NYE31 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:36 pm

So sorry to hear what you are going through, another vote for C & W, I don't have any experience of the other 2. I was seen at the C & W both on the NHS & privately as I had at least 3 miscarriages that I knew about which resulted in having 3 ERPCs. I also went to Parkside & Concept. I have a DS who is now 8 & a half & a DD who is 4 & a half. It took a while, a lot of heartache, tears & tests to have my 2nd but hang in there. In the end, taking progesterone for the 1st 13 weeks & aspirin got me beyond 13 weeks . I tried everything including acupuncture, clomid, injections etc & it was very tough. Feel free to PM me if you would like to chat. xxx
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Postby Sarah8898 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:30 pm

Thank you everyone for sharing your experience, perhaps I should switch to C&W even if the wait is a little bit longer.

Like some of you I've not got fond memories of St George's, so mentally may be best to try somewhere new.

Thanks so much again for your advice and kind messages
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