"My experience of being young and having a baby"
About: Forth Valley Royal Hospital / Maternity unit Forth Valley Royal Hospital Maternity unit FK5 4WR
Posted by scotqueen1 (as ),
I had given birth to my daughter as a first time anxious mum. Ward staff where great until I moved to ward 7 and had the upset of meeting a member of staff who was horrible to me and made my and made my life hell when I had given birth.
When I first moved wards I asked the member of staff if they could help to feed my daughter, as I was not sure I was doing it properly.
The member of staff said no and that I may as well learn for myself and walked away.
The member of staff then commented some time later that younger woman shouldn't be allowed to have kids to which I cried.
Then my family had brought me flowers and chocolate when they visited to which I was eating when the member of staff asked how much I weighed and could see I was overweight, to which I said it was nothing to do with them.
The member of staff then said I shouldn't eat the chocolate, I was already big and hopefully my child wouldn't turn out big like me and walked away laughing saying poor baby a few times.
Totally ruined the experience of it for me and the member of staff made me doubt myself as a mum and a human being. Will never give birth at forth royal valley again, amazing how one person’s horrible treatment of me can ruin your whole experience just because I'm young.