About: Good Hope Hospital Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes in my second pregnancy I decided to have my baby at good hope hospital after the diabetic team had been brilliant all through my pregnancy. I had an elective c section April 2015 the surgeon and their team were brilliant especially the one member of staff who really put me at ease as it was my first c section. The midwives however not so great, once my husband left for the night I was very much left to it expected to bend,stretch and lift hours after having the c section which was very painful and uncomfortable. One midwife in particular was awful I had problems feeding as my little girl had reflux (which no one picked up until I got home) they came in I was crying because I was exhausted and my little girl kept been sick and not wanting to feed they told me I was winding her wrong and walked out leaving me upset, I also had to keep reminding the staff that we both needed our sugars testing this seemed an inconvenience to them and they left us 2 hours before coming to check after I had to press my buzzer twice! The next day I was told I could go home I was so happy as I knew my husband would look after me better than the care here which was true, however looking at it now was an overnight stay in hospital long enough for a c section? Considering I was in hospital 3 days at heartlands hospital with my son for having a 3rd degree tare? Also after leaving hospital I had awful afterpains which if I would of had in hospital I could of got stronger medication, days later my daughter had lost to much weight and ending up been admitted back to hospital with bad reflux which if she would of been monitored while I was In hospital would of been sorted. I was on the ward underneath the children's ward I think it was ward 6. It is safe to say I would defiantly not recommend good hope maternity or the children's ward but that's another issue.