"Totally ignored my labour care plan"
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
Requested a water birth but told it wasn't possible with no explanation as to why. Was given a bouncy ball to juggle about in instead, only to have it taken off me 15 minutes later as someone needed it more than me! Felt worthless. I requested intimate birth just required staff and my husband. Was practically bullied into having a student deliver my baby so she could get her quota, despite having it underlined in my care plan no students. She misweighed my baby and I was given 3 varying weights all documented differently on paperwork. I seriously do not actually know what my daughters true birthweight was! I haemorrhaged twice and was kept on bed rest yet no one would help me when my baby cried so I had to get up. I haemorrhaged again and had to clean it up myself as everyone busy! It seemed so understaffed that staff seemed stressed which effected the way they care. I'm just glad my husband was there so I wasn't on my own for hours on end in pain! No one believed I was possibly ready to push and was offered paracetamol! My baby was born within 15 minutes of being offered paracetamol for pain relief! I am a nursing sister myself and would be disgusted if my staff treat our patients this way!