"Why do midwives not accept someone is in labour?"
About: Scunthorpe General Hospital Scunthorpe General Hospital Scunthorpe DN15 7BH
Posted by Kirstin
When I had my third child I went in as I was having painful regular contractions. The midwife who saw me was so dismissive and told me to go home. In the end I pretty much refused so was sent to sit in the day room. I asked my husband to fetch a midwife twice and both times I was told to go home. I felt desperate for someone to help me. Next my waters popped and I asked for a midwife again. I was quickly rushed to the delivery suite where I didn't even get laid on the bed before I delivered my son with no pain relief. If I ever was to have another child it will not be in scunthorpe hospital. The midwife who "delivered" my son had just delivered a baby in the car park because the poor girl had been sent home. i stayed in that night, my buzzer was ignored all night, I felt I was unwelcome and the staff were rude. Would I recommend this hospital? Absolutely not.