"I hate that I was subjected to this!"
About: Dewsbury & District Hospital Dewsbury & District Hospital Dewsbury WF13 4HS
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What I liked
I was given g&a & had bands put around me. Soon my contractions were strong & I told my midwife who previously said I had to have 3 within 5 mins 2 B first stage of labour. She looked at paper from the machine monitoring me via the bands & told me I wasn't having contractions as close together as I was telling her. I was timing them! I was told I was abusing the g&a as I wasn't in labour. The g&a was taken away. I asked my husband to go and find her as I pushed. I was expecting pain relief after telling her I was pushing, but she went to the monitor, looked & told me I wasn't there yet, told me off for slumping down & instructed my hubby to aid her in sitting me up.
What could be improved
As they did this I was pushing & I was disabled from talking. After sitting me up, she left. Once I'd stopped pushing, I slumped back down & asked my husband to get her, saying ‘I'm pushing’ before I had to push again. She entered the room , sat me up & left. I asked my husband to get the midwife, he did & at this point I had to place my hand under a band to lessened the pressure. She returned & I was sat up again, she looked at the print out & told me I wasn't in the first stage of labour. I told her I was holding a band as it was hurting & she told me off & sat me up. She left the room & I asked my husband to bring her back. She returned as I was just finishing pushing. She finally examined me.
I had almost delivered my son's head. 1 more push & I delivered my son's head, 1 more and he was here. The placenta delivery was painful as she jabbed instruments into me, although unecessary as I only took 7 minutes, she was rough with me when I tried to breastfeed. My son born 4.25pm & she left me on the bed even though I had being sick 3 times until 11pm. My complaints response appeared to be a generic letter with a paragraph added to pass as personal. I'm not happy, infact I'm deeply depressed about this. I had faith that they took complaints serious but I was wrong.