"Midwife from hell"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care Tameside General Hospital Maternity care OL6 9RW
Posted by Imelda1 (as ),
Having Fractured my Coccyx at 8 mnths my midwife explained that an epidural during labour may be unavoidable. (second child 1st baby premature)
My waters broke and arrived at hospital lucky enough to see my midwife who offered me pain relief but I refused as I wanted to go on a little longer walking around. My midwife went home after shift ...enter the midwife from hell...foul mouth and should have chosen diff vocation.
She walked into the room tutted at me and in front of my husband ordered me off the bed and said that if she were here when I arrived id have been sent home...took gas and air....made me walk to birth pool...ignored birth plan and gave me pethadine...did not read notes about fracture....stood in between my legs with another midwife using inappropriate language and saying "she wants an epi and she cant have one" my husband was mortified, helpless and embarassed.
I finally got my "epi" with the disgruntled midwife looking on and laughing at my ability to not swear but say "oh goodness " with each contraction.
I was a trainee Barrister at the time aged 29 and my husband aged 34. I already had a child but I was spoken to like a naughty inept school girl. I had a fracture which would obviously cause resistance in my pushing during labour but this midwife had no concern for me nor did she read my notes.....she shouted, spoke down to me and then disapeard as soon as my daughter was born....her focus on delivering me with no pain relief in the pool was sickening to the point of dangerous ....
the nightmare continued on the ward .....rude staff....blood covered toilets...unprofessional comments......
i will never attend this hospital again.
I have considered writing a personal letter to this women to discribe just how awful she made my experience but I know she wouldnt care. Please ensure no other women or girls are treated this way.
i am now pregnant with my third and am terrified about my labour due to this women.......people should not have to pay privately to get caring staff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!