I was induced for labour in May 2021 at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Glasgow. During my induction I had great staff and have only positives to say about the experience.
I later moved down to the labour ward where I met the midwife and a student midwife who would be there for the birth. The midwife couldn't have been less interested in anything I had to say and this process continued throughout my entire labour. They administered hormone treatment without my consent even though I was already at 8cm and progressing well on my own without it. I started over contracting and had severe pain in my back and I vocalised this several times but they refused to check me even though my labour had been moving quickly.
I felt the urge to push and they still didn't check me. Other members of staff, the student midwife, the person who gave me my epidural stated that they felt I should be checked but they insisted I wasn't to be checked for another 2 hours.
After an hour the baby's heart rare plummeted and they came to check me, only to run back out seconds later when a doctor rushed in and told me we needed to get baby out quickly. After going to my 8 week check my doctor told me this was because baby got stuck the wrong way round in the birth canal which obviously couldn't have been avoided but was a traumatic situation for me and the baby. All the emergency staff running in probably could have been less if they had just listened to me when I said what was going on. Or I could have been offered a c section and wouldn't have all the trauma of feeling the doctor turn my baby vaginally
Furthermore I hemorrhaged and was told that I didn't lose that much blood. However a doctor came down 3 days later to recovery to tell me that I was at transfusion level and they couldn't tell me what it was at the day of birth when my heart rate was through the roof. I got an apology.
I then asked to be discharged as the care I was receiving in recovery was also very very poor from very rude staff. I was then readmitted because my baby was jaundiced and suffered weight loss due to breast feeding and my supply not coming in due to having pre-eclampsia. Nobody advised me of this. Anything could have happened to me or my baby due to this experience. Awful experience.
"An awful experience"
About: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow / Maternity care (Wards 47, 48 & 50) Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Maternity care (Wards 47, 48 & 50) Glasgow G51 4TF
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