"Gloucester unit (Maternity)"
About: Lister Hospital Lister Hospital Stevenage SG1 4AB
Posted by KayOJay
Went in on 1/2/15 as I felt early labour... Was monitored on machine for 2 hours and kept being told only 10 mins later... When they did an investigation they found I was 5cm dilated but unfortunately my little boy was breech - things moved rapidly from there into threatre and I was given a c-section... I was very happy with the care I recieved here. However... When transfered on the Gloucester ward my care was horrific! Not only was I not told what was going on - after requesting pain killers, I waited over 1 hour for response more than 5 times... I was made to feel like a burden on the staff and the following day when attempting to go the bathroom - I was mocked the staff by the way I was walking. This was so cruel when I was having so many issues with breastfeeding on top on an unplanned c-section... I felt 'unmotherly' as I couldnt give birth myself and now on top I couldnt produce enough milk for my little boy. I can now see how women develop post-natal depression - caused by the way they are treated by the midwifes!