"St Mary's overdue pregnant."
About: St Mary's Hospital (Manchester) St Mary's Hospital (Manchester) Manchester M13 0JH
I was asking for an epidural, and to be made sure I was given one many times, to all midwives on staff at the time. I was screaming in pain and crying and so were many other women on the ward where people were being induced. I never got the epidural, and was discovered to be at 9cm, and my waters had broken hours after being in pain. Other women had the same problem. I don't feel it was right we weren't told what was really going on, if the place was understaffed, or why we couldn't have an epidural to take away the pain. Also, my labour partners were told to go home whilst i was in labour, as visiting hours had ended, I thought that was very traumatic as I felt alone, and wasn't prepared for this, left in pain and just on paracetamol. Please listen to women who need their labour partners with them or explain why they aren't getting pain relief.