"The experience has been very difficult emotionally as well as physically"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care Tameside General Hospital Maternity care OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who asked not to have their name published. They said…
This lady has two children aged 3 years and 9 months. After very traumatic first labour (large baby stuck in birth canal then emergency C-section), she received no help or advice during second pregnancy about whether she would need another C-section. In hospital (Tameside Obstetric Dept. ) doctors did not read notes and there was no discussion with her or her husband about her problems during first labour. Finally she had another section. She now has an abdominal hernia and has been told the muscles may never heal.
She cannot have any more children. She approached PALS about total lack of sympathy and compassion from hospital staff and midwife but feels she has not been taken seriously. She was very distressed during labour to realise none of the staff knew if she should be having a C-section or not, even though there were notes in her case file from her previous pregnancy and her second one.
The experience has been very difficult emotionally as well as physically and she feels betrayed and disillusioned with health care at Tameside Hospital.