"Delivery suite and ward 11."
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
Posted by C******a
I attended Delivery suite after my waters broke, to get checked and to do a trace of baby. Everything was fine so I was sent home. I attended the next morning as the pain was becoming a little too intense for just paracetamol. I was checked and found to be two cms, but given some codine, paracetamol and a T.E.N.S machine, and sent back home. After trying unsuccessfully to get some sleep, i felt urges to push, thinking i just needed the loo, i managed 30 mins of this before I started to bleed. My partner rang delivery suite who advised and ambulance. After a short ride in an ambulance i arrived at delivery suite,at approximately 11:45 I was met by the same midwife who had checked me that morning. Everything from here on in is still a blur. I was told not to push as I was only 6 cms. I was encouraged to move around to listen to the babies heart, but as they were having difficulty they needed to attach a monitor to the babies head. I remember not wanting this, but being persuaded they needed to make sure baby was safe. I was then told, the head was there, and that I could start pushing. My little boy was born at 14:02, a lot of people rushed into my room, but I had my little boy on my chest and didn't really care, as long as they were not taking him away. My partner has since told me I had a bleed from my placenta, but they thought it was from somewhere else. I had an overnight stay on ward 11, and was discharged the next next day. The care I received was second to none, and my midwife was amazing, I doubt I could have had anyone better! I do apologize if I was mean/rude! I cannot thank the people involved in my care from the 999 operator right through to my discharge home enough, your really are doing an awesome job! Thanks again x