"Unprofessional midwife"

About: North Manchester General Hospital

I gave birth to my daughter on the 01/12/14 by emergency section the first midwife to look after me on labour ward was fantastic really caring and calm and made me feel very comfortable and relaxed when she finished another midwife took over and a student the midwife didn't even introduce herself to me barely spoke to me until thinks started getting to much and I needed pain relief I first had prefer done that was ok for a while then the pain was getting strong and hard to deal with so I had the epidural I was sick after it and the midwife wanted to leave me with sick all over because I was on a drip lucky I had my sister with me who got me cleaned and changed the epidural didn't work anyway and my body was shaking through the pain baby's heartbeat kept dipping and couldn't pick her up on the monitor the midwife didn't explain none of this to me my sister did the doctor came in took blood from baby's head and put a clip on he asked the midwife why was I so distressed and told her to get me more pain relief when he left she made me start pushing when I wasn't ready and told the anecetist I'd started active pushing so I didn't get anymore pain relief when I did get the earge to push I new there was something wrong I begged her to do something she replied what do you want me to do, about an hour later the doctor came back and said I need to go to thearter because my cervix was swollen and baby was stuck the midwife didn't explain anything to me all she said was your still gonna have to push there gonna use forceps but asoon as I got in theatre the doctor said I was having a section it was nearly 50 minutes before baby was out but she was fine I was shown her then the midwife took her for her checks she never got put on me and neither me or my partner were offered skin on skin I was still in theatre an hour later I heard one of the thearter staff say this was a really long section they'd been in there for a long time and the doctor spoke to me and said I had a really bad labour and a really bad section I can't help but thing she was to blame for most of the problems that happened I will be putting a complaint in through PALS that midwife let the hospital down I will never go there again and I won't be keeping quiet about what happened!

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Response from North Manchester General Hospital

We are sorry to read your comment regarding your visit to the Maternity department at North Manchester General Hospital. If you wish to discuss your concerns, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0161 604 5897. We will also forward your comment to the department manager to address.