"Wouldn't ever give birth here 2nd time"

About: Queen Alexandra Hospital

I gave birth in qa November 2014 and I was so traumatised by it I am appalled at the service I received. After pushing for two hours midwives decided to take me down theatre for forceps delivery. They left me on my own as I pushed my baby out, when I screamed saying I could feel it coming out they ran back over to me. As they weren't telling me what to do I needed stitches as I suffered very bad tears that don't feel right to this day. I was left there for hours waiting for a doctor to stitch me up. I was in so much pain and could not walk. My husband was sent home and I was left there with a screaming newborn baby no help they just left me for hours my baby had suffered during the delivery and they didn't even check on her. I still think about it now and I can't believe how I was treated they can't wait to get you I. Have the baby and get you back out I would pay private next time I didn't even receive help with my baby I did not know what I was doing but the midwives were happy to help a breastfeeding mum next to me. If I were ever to give birth again it would defiantly not be in qa portsmouth very bad service

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Response from Queen Alexandra Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback surrounding your birth in November 2014. I am so sorry to hear how distressed you were during and following what should have been a delightful time for you and your family. We would really appreciate the opportunity to look into this further if you feel that it would be helpful. If you would like us to do so, then please write to us at: PHT.Pals@porthosp.nhs.uk. Once again, please accept my sincere apologies for your poor experience and I hope that despite your experience, you and baby are well. With very best wishes Leanne Complaints Officer

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