About: Princess Alexandra Hospital / Maternity Princess Alexandra Hospital Maternity CM20 1QX
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Mixed feelings on my experience. Went to the birthing unit 3 times with contractions only to bf given strong pain relief which stopped them so I was sent home. This was over 3 days. Looking back I feel if I had been given different pain relief my labour would have been shorter. I ended up having to have my baby on the labour ward due to my waters breaking.
I was dropped at the labour ward with contractions late at night, I was hooked up to a machine to check the babies heart beat etc. My husband was told he could go home to rest as I would be induced the next day. I was left alone in a room for over half hour in a lot of pain and out of reach of the button for help. I ended up calling out for help but no one could hear me. I was very distressed. Communication between the midwife and myself was pretty rubbish, I had to keep asking what was happening.