"Negative experience of maternity care at BDGH"

About: Barnsley Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I had a pregnancy that wasnt without problems. I had several bleeds and always sought help and advice from my community midwife or the hospital. I had spotting at 24 weeks and went to hospital for a check up. They said that I was fine but I had a urine infection (the 3rd during my pregnancy). 10 days later I had more spotting and contractions. I rang the labour ward and my midwife. Both said that it was braxton hicks and that I neednt bother going to hospital.

The day after I went to hospital as felt I should because I was still spotting and getting contractions. They gave me an anti D injection internally examined me and discharged me as there was no dilation. I had yet another infection and was discharged with antibiotics. 12 hours later I was fully dilated and practically giving birth when I arrived by ambulance.

My baby was delivered at 27 weeks weighing just 2lb 5oz. After the birth it wasnt any better. The midwife took my anti-biotics off me and said that because I'd given birth I didnt need them. 5 days later they had to give me another course as I still had the original infection which hadnt been treated.

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Response from NHS Barnsley

Thanks for sharing your story. Giving birth can be really difficult and we appreciate that things didn't go quite as you wanted. We monitor everything that is said on Patient Opinion with Barnsley Trust.

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