"Continuation of previous review"
About: Leicester General Hospital Leicester General Hospital Leicester LE5 4PW
Posted by Tina
I was in excruciating pain words can not explain. I was crying and screaming for pain relief and help only to be ignored, not forgetting I was on a shared ward so we all heard each other go through labour which was so shameful and gave you no privacy or freedom to be how you wanted. After a long time of screaming crying etc my husband went and told the midwive that she could give me pethadine and after hearing me say I was reporting them they decided to give it to me but it didn't work all it did make me drowsy between contractions, I begged and begged to have some gas and air but they kept making excuses saying it wouldn't do anything to the pain especially after having pethadine, which I told them I knew was a lie as that's what I had with my two other labours, they still refused to examin me and in the end after much screaming in pain they moved me into a private delivery room and left me again with no pain relief, they didn't believe I was even in labour! I must have done an awful scream as they came running in and I begged them to check me as I could feel him coming and they said they would but they doubted I was even in established labour and if they did it I needed to stop asking for pain relief! So they checked and to their astonishment I was fully dialated and baby right there, my waters went immediately and I pushed him out in 13min with no pain relief as it was too late. I am now left traumatised by my experience and don't want any more kids because of the pain and suffering I endured. I was moved to a next ward and they sent my husband home even tho I had my own room, he had no time to bond or support me, come morning I asked to be discharged at 9am and by 2pm I was still waiting I was told there were only 2 midwives to 38 women, I had to wait hours for pain relief in the end I discharged myself, my baby didn't see a doctor for his 24hr check at one point he was gagging and bringing up fluid I ran with him to the desk (ward 30) and there was people in the office and patients scattered around, I was stood there for about 3 mins not knowing what to do I was so scared as I was about to walk away a person said are you ok I said no something's wrong with my baby and luckily they were a doctor from another ward and offered to look at him. Never ever again would I go to that hospital, my son is 4 weeks old now and I'm still traumatised and suffer with anxiety and post natal depression. This hospital needs to be serious changes and should be held accountable.