"Further mixed emotions about giving birth at Arrowe Park"

About: Arrowe Park Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

After reading a couple of the stories on this site I have to agree that the care at Arrowe Park is mixed.

I was induced and monitored by a great midwife, I was comfortable and well looked after whilst giving birth and was very pleased with the calm and efficient midwives.

Unfortunatly after returning to the ward after giving birth my experience went completly down hill. Having had nothing to eat since 11.00 am I was not offered any food or even a cup of tea!

As I had a baby who slept through the night, she received no milk from having been born to the following morning. The midwife who induced me spotted it on the feeding chart when she came to see me the following morning and suggested I put a complaint in!

No advice was given on feeding (as I was not breastfeeding midwives did not seem interested) or any sort of aftercare. I left as soon as possible but had to wait 3 hours as the staff kept 'forgetting about' us, they found this funny.

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