"My daughters stay in Northampton SCBU"

About: Kettering General Hospital / Paediatrics Northampton General Hospital (Acute) / Paediatrics

(as a relative),

My daughter was born 8 weeks early in July 08. She was born in Kettering General Hospital as there were no beds for her in Northampton.

She was transferred to Northampton after 6 days in Kettering. I found one nurse there in particular, very rude. My daughter had been put on her front in an incubator by this nurse, and my mum asked why she has been placed on her front and the nurse completly ignored her, and said to me "are you asking me this?"

Later on in the day when it was time for my baby to be fed, I asked to get her out of the incubator to feed her. The nurse then informed me that i wasn't allowed to hold her if she took her out, that only she was allowed to do this. This upset me quite a bit.

I was also told that no one but my self or my partner was allowed to touch the baby. They were also tube feeding her, when she had been bottle fed in kettering.

I felt as though my wishes for my daughter where compltely ignored, and that they just did as they pleased.

All in all, i found Northampton SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit) not a very nice place.

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