"Miscarriage-Although my medical needs were met I felt my emotional needs were neglected."
About: Croydon University Hospital / Gynaecology Croydon University Hospital Gynaecology CR7 7YE
Posted by Anon 17 01 13 (as ),
The day before my niece's funeral I had a miscarriage at 9 weeks. I was brought into a busy A and E. I was being cleaned and one of the doctors pull my curtain back without sticking his head in first to see if I was decent, which I was not.
On arriving on my ward I asked what time my partner could come and visit me and was told not until 2 which under the circumstances I think is not acceptable. I was not very well informed about my treatment. I was told I would be having a scan but was not informed that it would be in the EPU where I had been days before for an internal scan following spotting.
If I knew this I could have arranged for my partner to meet me there. Instead I was alone and had to fill out the same form I had filled in days before but couldn't see through tears. On the ward a nurse pulled back my curtain, when she saw me crying she said she would bring me some tissues she then fully closed my curtain and didn't return. Miscarriage is a traumatic experience but I felt it was worsened by the treatment I received. Although my medical needs were met I felt my emotional needs were neglected.