"poole maternity 2013"
About: Poole General Hospital Poole General Hospital Poole BH15 2JB
Posted by karen
I was admitted to poole maternity June 2013, all was ok until I was in full labour the leg stirrups kept falling down on one side, making me twist every contraction I had. I gave birth naturally to a girl at 5pm, but I was then left till 9pm before being stitched up. After the pain killers had worn off I started to feel unwell - sore and very achy. I was told ''you've just had a baby you will feel uncomfortable.'' Being my first baby I accepted the nurses opinion. Over the next 3 to 4 days I struggled with pain, being told I will feel better soon. On day 4 I came over very dizzy and my legs began feeling heavy, my partner requested a doctor come to see me, he was told I would be put on a list to be seen the next day, he was not happy. About 10 minutes later I had a near fatal seizure (doctors said it was eclamptic fit) so I had had pre eclampsia all through pregnancy, which my midwife missed, although I showed all the signs including seeing flashing lights, pains under ribs and vomiting for 40 weeks. After being in ICU for 2 days I was sent back up to mother and baby ward where I realised I could not move my legs. I was very weak after a lot of medication to stop the fits and had countless bloods taken in ICU leaving my arms badly bruised. Anyway the doctors thought I had broken my coccyx bone in my back so they prescribed me morphine. I later was told by doctors I could not move my legs because it was a side affect from the medication I was given for the fits. I was treated like I was a drug addict by some staff members. One nurse was so vile she wrote in her report of me that we had a conversation where she told me to get off my phone and care for my baby. She then says I told her ''I had forgotten I had a baby''. This was not true. One midwife then called social services and told them I was ''unfit to look after a baby''. SS completed their assessment and decided they had no case. Two midwifes from Poole hospital made what was meant to be the best experience of our lives the worst!