"Giving birth to this hospital makes you not to..."

About: North Middlesex Hospital

What I liked

More like...what I din't like!! I gave birth to my first and only daughter and I wouldn't recommend this hospital at all. The midwives aren't friendly at all, some of them are very hard to communicate with and they don't behave professional. I asked for an epidural 3 times, the midwife didn't even bothered telling to the anesthesiologist, my sister had too and after 2 hours of epidural, they stopped it because they said I won't be able to feel the contractions. I was more than exhausted. After birth I didn't had any milk to feed my baby, I told the midwife, but she didn't even looked at me and said keep trying you will have. My baby didn't eat for a day! I sent my husband to buy some milk formula and when the midwife saw she started to shout at me that she already told me in hospital I should use liquid formula milk:-? I didn't even know it exists! After 4 days from getting out of hospital, I called the ambulance, well my husband did...I fainted because of heavy hemorrhage...they gave me an injection for the placenta to come out and in the next second they pull it out, so...same placenta was left inside. I was operated and also was on strong antibiotics for almost a month. My immunity is very low. And I gave bith with a doctor and midwife! After a month I got a very bad throat infection and I am keep struggling with it on and off. I thought I had bad luck, but I've heard about other hospitals and I truly regret chosing Northmid. Thanks to God, my baby is fine.

What could be improved

Everything can be improved in the matternity tower, starting with the staff.

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Response from North Middlesex Hospital

I was deeply saddened as the Head of Midwifery to read your comments about our maternity service. I would really like the opportunity to meet with you and discuss all your concerns, it is so important that we address any failures in our service as this is one of the most important and life changing experiences for a woman and her family. We strive to always make your time with us a positive and fulfilling one.

Please contact telephone number: 0208 887 2494

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