"Unhappy birth experience at Coventry"
About: University Hospital (Coventry) / Maternity University Hospital (Coventry) Maternity CV2 2DX
Posted by littlemissmary (as ),
I was in labour, and had an hour wait on arrival in the waiting room. I then had to wait for 2 hours for gas and air, while a porter found a pipe to reach into the birth pool. The water was regularly emptied and refilled as got cold.
I was forced to get out to be inspected, and traipse across ward to another room, when I left the pool.
I asked for epidural desperately but fobbed off for remaining 10 hours of tortuous pain. Little help to keep me from laying flat. I was also told off for screaming by an unsympathetic midwife.
Random people were constantly entering to look for equipment. I was then abandoned in a corner of the new baby ward on arrival at midnight, with no welcome information on how to use lights, up right bed etc. Whenever I sought breastfeeding help next day, I was told how short staffed they were. They were not helpful at all.
It took 8 hours for paperwork to be completed to be discharged. On discharge, I was issued with welcome pack information, rather too late!