"Maternity Services & Miscarriage"
About: St Mary's Hospital St Mary's Hospital PO30 5TG
Posted by Banjo (as ),
I recently suffered a miscarriage. Couldn't fault the service provided by the Early Pregnancy Unit at the time. I was asked to take a pregnancy test two weeks later and phone to let them know the result.
We asked if we needed to cancel the community midwife appointments, but were assured they would deal with everything and we would not hear from them again.
That was 5 weeks ago, we were just coming to terms with things and moving on with the future, then a voicemail is left from the community midwife team asking me to phone them, so I do and have to explain I had a miscarriage and would no longer need the appointment. This was upsetting and completely unacceptable as it opened up wounds that were starting to heal.
The next day I have another phone all from a different community midwife who asked if she could move our appointment forward. I had to again explain I would not need an appointment. This time I was not upset, but angry. How can simple communication of something so sensitive be so difficult?
I'm not usually one to make a fuss, but twice in two days having a phone call and me having to tell a health professional something they should already have been informed of, is not acceptable.