"Excellent doctors and midwives/ Placenta Previa"

About: Queen Charlotte's Hospital

Between 26 week and 37 week I had to be admitted to hospital 3 times(big hemmorages) due to Placenta Previa stage 4. Each time I stayed for around 5 to 7 days.I had an excellent care at the antenatal ward however few midwives were an example to the rest of them. The care and warmth,good word they give when you feel you left by yourself with the problems was so greatly appreciated. I cannot thank them enough.

Also the care of doctors during that period was excellent. Each time I was scared to go home as I knew in the hospital I received an excellent care and in case of the emergency they will look after me and a baby.

I was booked for 15.05.15 for c section but unfortunately on the 13th of May at 11pm I had another massive hemmorage. When I got to labour ward I was straight away treated as a priority and most of doctors and midwives were around me. They prepped me for c section but explained they would prefer I last till the morning when team of consultants come in as there is high risk of hemmorage once placenta is removed.

I did last till the morning and throughout the night I was being checked all the time. At 11.20 am I was taken to the theatre and at 12.00pm Oliver was born. The doctors were excellent and c section went perfectly. However in the recovery room I got Post partum hemmorage and started to loose blood profusely. Another doctor quickly acted and I was back in the very same theatre with around 15 other doctors nurses and midwives. I only spent maybe 20 min with my baby when it happened and my husband went out of ward to call family when it happened. Thank God he was back when I was taken to the operating theatre to try stop the hemmorage.

Nothing worked and doctor had to fit inside uterus medical baloon to stop bleed and put pressure on uterus . I lost so much blood 0.5l over night,0.5l during c section and the 2.5l due to PPH. I needed blood transfusion and everything was ready for me. The whole team including the doctor again knew what they were doing and all the time communicating to me what is happening. I cannot be more grateful. Before 3pm I was moved to High Dependency where the staff looked after me. I cannot remember much as everything was really foggy however I know that I was being checked all the time and was given more blood, fluids and antibiotics as symptoms of infections and high fever. The next time I was able to hold my baby was at 6pm.Also in the evening my consultant was doing a round and when they saw straight away they gave me a hug and said what am I doing here as we are booked for tomorrow? They came to check on me through the night and following day and also to postnatal ward.

I was at high dependency for 2 days and for the next 5 days in the postnatal ward. Good care from everyone from some sisters excellent care. I would recommend the hospital to all mothers with complex pregnancies.

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Response from Queen Charlotte's Hospital

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on NHS Choices.

We can imagine this must have been a very distressing time.

We are glad that you were happy with all the care you received at Queen Charlotte's hospital and this has been passed onto senior managers.

We wish you well with your new baby.

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