"Poorly trained Midwives"
About: Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) Harlow CM20 1QX
Posted by K
I had my baby in the PAH in April 2013. I was very disappointed with the treatment I recieved during labor and my aftercare. I found all the midwives to be very disconnected and quite cold 'especially the first one', I had three midwives during my labor and finally the last one was of some use. It took a long time for the delivery 'being my first child' and I recieved very little incouragement from two of the midwives, they seemed very uninterested. My aftercare was poor and it took three months for the hospital to sort this problem out 'with much pushing from myself'. As a first time Mum this hospital left me extremely anxious and annoyed, it took months to recover mentally from the treatment I recieved. I did however have a meeting with the head of midwifery regarding my concerns, but all I had was a standard apologie which in my opinion will never be enough for the anxiety they caused me. If I had to go back here a second time I would be on my guard 'as much as one can be in labour of course'!