About: Dorset County Hospital Dorset County Hospital Dorchester DT1 2JY
I had a planned c section in June and being my 5th section I knew what to expect and the pain afterwards. However I wasn't expecting to feel the whole operation because the staff didn't numb me properly. I had excruciating pain throughout the surgery. The only pain relief offered was gas until after my baby was born which did not touch the pain. I had a terrible experience and I would hate for anyone else to go through the same thing. If it was my first child it would have put me off completely wanting more children. I had bruises all up my arms where they had 9 failed attempts at canulation before getting one in the right place. I would not recommend having a c section in Dorchester after this experience. However the midwives on the ward were very good and understanding of my ordeal.