"post natal ward"
About: Royal Oldham Hospital Royal Oldham Hospital Oldham OL1 2JH
Posted by wendy
I gave birth on the 17 th of August then was moved to the antenatal ward. Most of the staff were caring and professional. The only issue I had was when I couldn't urinate as it was too painful. The midwife on nights became annoyed about this and told me I had to urinate or have a catheter in. I explained I physically couldn't due to the pain. She seemed to take this as a personal insult and spoke to me like a naughty child. The Dr and another midwife came and put in a catheter then the next day I was given numbing gel and antibiotics. These helped and I was able to urinate. All of the other staff involved were understanding and treated me as an adult. I didn't see the original midwife again. My suggestion would be that the midwives try to remember women who have just given birth are often in pain and emotional - please consider this.