"Mixed feelings about birth"
About: St George's Hospital (Tooting) (London) St George's Hospital (Tooting) (London) London SW17 0QT
I have not yet given birth, however I feel a little let down by the treatment I have received so far. And now skeptical about giving birth in April. I have no complaints regarding appointments booked and antenatal check ups. My problem is a few weeks ago I was in severe pain. I could not stand let alone walk. I called the hospital regarding the pain and not once did they tell me to come in, instead they "diagnosed" my symptoms over the phone telling me I was suffering RLP. I am a first time mum and obviously I was freaking out. They made me feel like I was exaggerating, and very insignificant. I had felt no reassurance and was so scared something was wrong with my baby. I went to my GP and they were concerned, sending me to the hospital to be checked. I called the number again before hand and I could tell they didn't want me to come but I went anyway. I waited 20mins to be seen and when I was, they didn't check my urine just checked my babies heart rate which was fine, so they sent me home. I felt a bit better knowing my baby was ok but the pain hadn't gone. The next day I went back to my GP as I was urinating blood, so she took a urine sample. My urine came out red, literally red! Turns out I had a kidney infection. My GP put me on antibiotics. The pain left after 2 days of taking them. I feel so let down by the hospital, they didn't care about how I felt or even bother to check me properly. A kidney infection left untreated could cause so many complications. I felt like giving up at one point but my partner was persistent I was looked at. It scares me to think what could of happened if I just put it down to RLP and left it.