About: Birmingham Women's Hospital Birmingham Women's Hospital Birmingham B15 2TG
My waters broke and my partner and I went to the hospital for the 3rd time stating that I was in labour and on this 3rd occasion we were not going to leave and go home. However we were then brought upstairs and had to wait until the following day before I was induced. Despite badgering the midwifes & stating that my baby may be in distress. I was told by one of the rude midwives that they have 8 other woman to also attend to like my case does not matter. The service is disgraceful. I know of 2 other woman who had to wait days before being induced despite their waters breaking. The hospital has a policy that you must be induced within 24 hours of your waters breaking. This hospital should follow their own policy. I was informed that my lengthy wait to be brought downstairs to be induced was because they did not have a midwife. The midwife I then had from 11pm was falling asleep despite their shift just starting. They'd clearly done a shift elsewhere. The hospital is understaffed. Do not place you & your baby at risk. I felt like I was an animal being held in a holding suite. Never again. Thank god I gave birth to a healthy baby due to my persistence.