"maternity nightmare"

About: Leicester General Hospital

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I had my second child here a few months ago and will never ever return! I was told awful things during labour. it was completely unsatisfactory. I felt my baby was in the birthing canal and felt the urge to push. I was yelled at by the midwifes who said to my partner "I dont know why shes doing this shes not contracting and she's goingvto kill the baby". a minute later a consultant was called who said the same thing until sge checked between my kegs and realised babys head was almost out! 30 sec later my baby was out to the amazement of the staff. they should have listened to me in the first place! a truly traumatic experience. also I was sent home witg no checks to ne or baby even though he was 3 weeks early and induced. we were re admitted with severe jaundice n a massive drop in birth weight. finally, I was induced n suppose to be checked at 10 pm. this did not happen till 2 pm!

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Response from Leicester General Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about your birthing experience at Leicester General Hospital. We are incredibly saddened to read that this was not a positive experience for you. We also realise a significant amount of time has passed since you posted your comment and we would like to sincerely apologise that we did respond to in a timely manner. We have since updated our process of responding to reviews posted on NHS Choices and are now committed to making sure we respond to comments within 21 days of the date they are posted. If you would still like you comment or concern to be investigated, please contact PILS on 08081 788337 or online at www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/patients/patient-welfare/patient-information-and-liaison-service/contact-form/. If you have any other specific questions or comments, please feel free to contact us on communications@uhl-tr.nhs.uk. Thank you Communications Team Leicester’s Hospitals

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