"Ridiculous"

About: North Middlesex Hospital

i got pregnant and i was referred to go to a GP and start all the procedure. i went at the GP as i didn't know i was pregnant ,being my first child .the GP told me i was pregnant in 2 month gave me a referral so i can go to north mid and register .i've been there done that all fine. i got scheduled for my first scan in march ...at the scan ,,i was asked waoo you are pregnant in 20 weeks is this your first scan...why you never came earlier..i asked how is this possible the doctor said i was 2 month only..well GP 's nowadays are very lazy and they just can;t bother to do the maths...i was shocked as i was 4 months pregnant and had no idea. anyways ..ok fine i have been there for my second scan as it was very close to my first anyways ..and the scan nurse said my baby had problems with the legs i don;t know what...when i asked what is wrong they said no no don;t worry everything is fine is just that baby didn;t stay still bla bla..i asked again but you wrote her a serious problem can you explain?no no i am very late for my next scan,,i should ask a midwife.i went at the reception to require for a midwife..aa we are so sorry all of them are very busy you should make an appointment.i said i can't wait as is very urgent,,,yea yea sorry we don;t have anyone.god i felt like my heart sank.i couldn;t get hold of any midwife as they are always busy so i went for my next scan in 4 weeks.there the same problem ,i saw from their face they were worried,asked again,,,after we finished the scan they were smiling and i was very worried ,,they went and asked an older midwife i don;t know what and came back and said yea yea it is fine nothing to worry...i asked almost crying please tell me if there is something wrong as in these papers you stated something else..no no don;t worry i just wanted to make sure..but is fine..so i left again with no answers..so at this point i don;t know if my baby is fine or not ,,i'm waiting to give birth and we shall see.last time i was there ,,,,there was a french midwife and a student midwife,,,god they couldn't find the pulse for my baby,..panic again...aaaa everything is ok?yea yea don;t worry...it was so frustrating as i was there and they were looking at each other and talking about how they can;t feel the baby as being all right as he was very energetic and they were pushing down my tummy big pain..i asked if they should press my tummy like that.well you baby doesn;t stay still for me to check him i have to..it hurts jjust few sec... ,,asked them everything ok?yesss no worries...no straight answers..so to be honest i really don;t know what is going to come .let's don;t say they didn;t know what to write in my file and the student was very frustrated that the midwife didn;t show them how to do it...it was like a bad dream to be honest. after that they referred me to other clinic as they said well you will have to go there because here there is nothing else we can do we are very busy.just stupid

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Response from North Middlesex Hospital

So sorry that you had a traumatic experience. I am the head of midwifery, g.slevin@nhs.net and would welcome more feedback from you so that I can discuss with my team.

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