"Stressful Birth, Fantastic Care in Theatre"

About: Wythenshawe Hospital / Maternity care

I had my baby some time ago. Throughout the pregnancy i had various problems, gestational diabetes, too much fluid in the womb. Unfortunately the service recieved during this period was poor. Waiting sometimes up to three hours for scan. Once waited over hour and half to be told i would be next. When i wasnt i asked again and they had lost my paperwork and all the staff had gone.nothing was ever properly explained which was difficult being it was my first successful pregnancy. I had to be induced early due to problems and was left for two weeks. I mentioned isaw my babys heartbeat rise dramatically several times and they said it was ok. Eventually after two tries to induce me they took me to break my waters. The found there was an infection and the baby was in distress. I had an emergency section. I lost over half my blood, very nearly died, but the theatre staff were incredible and truly i cannot thank them enough. The midwife was wonderful as was the anaesthetist. Me and baby were on critical care for a while and again looked after well. I feel without the staff in theatre that i had i would have made it, and on the specialist units my baby was on saved his life also. I am pregnant again and have moved from the area, but really want to go back to this hospital if i can.

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