"Maternity Waiting Area"
About: Inverclyde Royal Hospital / Maternity care Inverclyde Royal Hospital Maternity care PA16 0XN
Posted by Lady 2018M (as ),
I recently suffered a miscarriage. I was cared for my the wonderful team of midwives in F-North who were all brilliant and swift with reviewing me when I was going through a really tough time.
After my miscarriage was confirmed I had to re-attend for another couple of appointments. Both times, I was asked to take a seat in the waiting area- the communal waiting area was for everyone-baby or no baby.
I did feel that it was unfair and insensitive. I had to sit in the same waiting area as all the clearly still pregnant mothers to be. I was devastated and still coming to terms with it. Sitting there, I was surrounded by the reminder of what I had lost and what everything they had to come. I felt so upset by it I began to walk outside the unit to wait, but then my name was called.
I expressed my thoughts to the midwife who said it was a common query that came up, with a lot of women feeling that way. If this is the case can a different waiting area be considered for patients and their families who have suffered a miscarriage?
This is something so small that could make such a difference to those of us who have had a loss. I seriously hope I don't have to go through a miscarriage again and if so I hope their is a more appropriate waiting area for mothers who miscarry.