"the birth of my daughter "

About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I went into hospital thinking everything was going to be a normal birth, but after giving birth only 2 hours after arriving everyting went wrong.

The doctor was stitching me after a small tear, but then realised i was bleeding from inside too. All i heard were people shouting & doctors running around then i was drifting in and out of consciousness.

I ended up in operating theatre for 5 hours, then transferred to intensive care after having an emergency hysterectomy to stop the bleeding. I was told my family were to be prepared for the worst but i came round and started to get back to some normality. There had been a tear deep in my womb, no one knows why but its supposed to be a rare thing to happen, but the doctors in the maternity unit of the QE hospital saved my life and i will always be grateful to them.

My daughter has just turned 14 and i always have a think about what happened on every birthday she had.

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