About: Russells Hall Hospital Russells Hall Hospital Dudley DY1 2HQ
Thank you for teaching me a valuable lesson. I've had two c-sections. The first was planned (forced ) due to breech. I tried for a VBAC and the support was terrible. My labour was going fine at home. I came in because I had a concern for a heavy bleed, I knew I was in early labour. It was confirmed as a heavy show. To this day I will never understand why I wasn't sent home to continue labour. I was there from Friday - Tuesday. Sunday night, the night before I had my girl. I was put on cfm and that's when it went wrong. I wasn't listened to by the midwife when I said my baby is fine. In the end I demanded to come off cfm. By the morning my labour had stopped. By then they wanted to induce me by breaking my waters and a hormone drip. Isn't that a bit more risky for VBAC? In the end I asked for another c section. Oh and my labour started again once I knew I wasn't going back on the cfm. Why would I need induction if I have gone into spontaneous labour? All I needed was to be left alone and labour in peace. I would have told someone if I felt that something wasn't wright. It seem to me that if your body doesn't go by a text book then you are deemed to have something wrong with you. There was one lovely midwife who respected my decisions of having no cannula fitted etc. thank goodness they were the one who discharged me. It seems that my birth plan wasn't read. I will never trust this hospital again.