"having my baby"
About: Friarage Hospital Site Friarage Hospital Site Northallerton DL6 1JG
Posted by Anonymous
I had not felt movement of my baby for 24 hours when being admitted into the hospital to be induced. This was a very stressfull and worrying time for me and my husband. After 2 days of having medication to bring on my labour and constantly being hooked up to a machine that checks my babies heartbeat I was to be examined yet again to see if my waters could be broken. A dr came to do this and before doing so proceeded to tell me I was that over weight I wasn't going to live to see my grandchildren and I really should sort myself out as I had a bmi of 40 before even getting pregnant( which was totally untrue) I told them to check my notes as it was actually signifficantly lower than that and I was a low risk pregnancy they then told me I should be high risk because of how big I am and because of my size my labour would be a lot harder which petrified me even more than I already was. They then looked at me and said labour does hurt u know like I was stupid they said I was really going to struggle with it because of my weight. They then had to examin me and at this point I felt completeley humiliated and uncontrolable sobbing they then said they could break my waters which they did but I went into labour sobbing over what they had said to me it was a complete insult and what should have been a happy time giving birth to my child was turned into a stressfull and upsetting time not only did they cause me distress but me being that upset was no good for my unborn child. I went into the friarage with hopes of being looked after and put at ease that my baby was safe and left feeling let down and insulted. This has had a knock on effect with post natal depression and I feel completley let down.