"I have panic attacks now due to a traumatic labour "

About: Stepping Hill Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I finally in 2011 had a cute baby boy this should of been the best day of my life but it was far from it after being told my baby was going to big, the doctor said I was to be induced on the 15th my due date being the 17th.

I went into hospital on the 15th and got induced the next morning they broke my waters and after a while took me to the delivery suite around 11, 30 they said at 3.30 I was 6cm yet at 9.30pm I was still only 6 he was back to back. They put in 2 epidurals which fell out a fentanyl drip which fell out.

I finally had him at 2.30 am in the morning. I can handle pain but this was horrible I went up to mat2 at 8.30 not one person came to me till 7pm and that was to check my baby’s blood sugar.

I saw them again at 11am the next day when I was allowed home, I asked if my baby was going to be checked they replied at ask why. I said it doesn’t matter then I had to ask if I should be on anti-clotting injections, in all the time I was in hospital (3 nights) I was given a salad sandwich. The midwifes who attended me on mat2 were rude and since having my baby I’ve had really bad anxiety and panic attacks and I know it’s because my labour was traumatic I’m 35 now and its put me of having more children

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Response from Stepping Hill Hospital

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on our website in relation to your experience at this hospital in 2011. I am very concerned to learn of your experience in the Maternity Department at this hospital and we would like the opportunity to discuss this with you further with a view to assist you in any way we can at this time. I appreciate that the labour process can be a very anxious time and lack of communication can sometimes serve to add to your anxieties. If you would like to discuss this matter further please contact a member of the team on 0161 419 5678. We look forward to speaking with you soon in this regard. Many thanks Stacey Stacey Devine Case Officer Patient and Customer Services Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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