"Consultants unsure what to do, nurses don't listen"

About: Watford General Hospital

I went in to have a managed miscarriage at 18.5 weeks as my baby's heart had stopped beating. Due to a previous c section they were worrying about my womb rupturing because the tablet they would give me would cause very strong contractions they couldn't control. So the gave me a half dose and then left me to it. If I had been giving birth to a live baby I wouldn't have been left alone to deliver. After 2 hours of excruciating pain and being told that I had all the pain relief allowed, I delivered my baby alone, then when the nurses came they took him and I was left to deliver the placenta. After 3 hours of bleeding they decided I now needed emergency surgery to remove the placenta. This is a totally barbaric and inhumane way to treat a woman who is carrying a dead baby in 2015. Why I wasn't taken to theatre and my baby taken surgically so I didn't go through the pain and suffering that I went through. Why do healthcare staff have inadequate training in miscarriage? Do you gave any idea what it is like, knowing your baby is already dead but you are forced to go through the pain of labour?

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Response from Watford General Hospital

We are sorry to learn that your experience of our hospital was not as expected.

If you would like us to investigate this matter further on your behalf, please contact our colleagues in the Complaints Department on 01923 217866.

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