"Nightmare"

About: Birmingham Women's Hospital

I am so sorry to have to give a dismal review...I was a birthing partner only to witness a extremely traumatic birth. I have given birth twice & in fact both deliveries were complicated, so I know something about it. From arriving in the birth suite & requesting an epidural (which was not successful due to the anaesthetist ... Along with other problems that occurred during the labour. My daughter ended up in theatre to have a caesarean which had been put in wrong so when the incision was made she screamed the place down, there was panic in the theatre they had no time to correct it so she was put under. Midwife & trainee midwife were wonderful! Midwife suggested that we make a formal complaint as she had logged everything, and she was going to make a complaint herself....student midwife rang in after this shift to say she couldn't do the next shift because she was traumatised!

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Response from Birmingham Women's Hospital

We would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review and are very sorry to hear about your daughter's experience. Your comments will be fed back to the teams involved in your daughter's care and we would recommend that you or your daughter take the opportunity to contact the hospital to talk through what happened so that we can investigate the issues you have raised further. Please contact the Complaints Team on 0121 607 4749. With kind regards, Birmingham Women's Hospital

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