"postponing my c section another traumatic..."

About: University Hospital Lewisham

Today I am 39 weeks pregnant and after a previous horrible experience,the hospital decided to book an elective Csection for 6/4./15 when I was 30 weeks pregnant. When I was 37 weeks pregnant the hospital realised that 6/4 was bank-holiday and the hospital decided to anticipate my c section for 02/04. Because it was a bit too early i had to take 2 doses of steroids and manage things at home to accommodate the new date.Without counting my extra costs. I was here 7am on 2/4 and they left me for hours seating on a metal bench with my dislocated pelvic bones. Afternoon I went to maternity ward and at the after fasting almost 24 hours they cancelled my c section. The hospital said that some emergency came up and they kept postponing my turn. Today after 3 days fasting and waiting for my turn. Hospital decides to postpone it for 7/4 because is easter holidays and they are in recession.I have been cooperating with them all the time but today I feel that the hospital is breeching a few birth laws as the have a free theatre which they decided to close and leave me in bed till 07/04. I feel that my human rights are being away violated , I have no option but to wait. I would like to have your support to fight against their cold money wise decision. It is horrible to be in this vulnerable side. What shall i do???

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Response from University Hospital Lewisham

I am truly sorry to hear of your experience of maternity services at Lewisham hospital over the Easter period. I am, however, grateful that you have taken the time to write and share your experience with us and would like to offer assurance that a full investigation into the issues you have raised will take place and that I will write to you formally once the investigation has been completed. Kind regards Sue Chatterley Deputy Head of Midwifery

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