"Lack of support from health visitor"
About: City Health Care Partnership CIC / Health visiting City Health Care Partnership CIC Health visiting Hull Royal Infirmary / Maternity Hull Royal Infirmary Maternity HU3 2JZ
Posted by Elaine82 (as ),
As first time parents my partner and I are new to the health visitor service. After the birth of our premature twins, my partner and I had a number of intense months of daily hospital visits to Nicu. Once our babies came home we had support from the hospital for a little while, however the support from our health visitor was very poor. When the HV did make a appointments with us she always turned up late and was in rush. As new parents we were unsure as to how often we should have a visit from the HV and it was always us who contacted her which prompted a visit. I feel like we haven't had any support from the HV which along with on going medical issues with our babies this contributed to me suffering from postnatal depression. This was discussed with HV however took several months before a referral was made.
I think its a real shame that we feel like this as I've heard a number of good things from other parents saying what a good support they have had with their HV.