"giving birth on a ward..after induction..shambles"
About: Birmingham Women's Hospital Birmingham Women's Hospital Birmingham B15 2TG
Have just came back from bwh after giving birth with my third child. Went onto ward one in the daytime at one o clock had my first propress with a brilliant midwife. Night staff came on and nothing had progressed so I was given my 2nd propress. Eight o clock came and my partner was rudely told he had to leave as visting hours were over. I then started having contractions at twelve monitored for an hour first and then being told I would be examined after. which was a lie, I was told I wouldn't be until 3.00 regardless of me insisting.. Had very painful contractions for four hours where my partner was not allowed onto ward to support me regardless, and told I wasn't in labour numerous times it was just a side effect of propress. needless to I gave birth on the ward, my partner missed the birth. I was offered no gas and air, or to be taken to delivery suite and was ignored when I told them I was about my painful contraction with only a student midwife present. Had to give birth in full view of the women in the opposite bed on ward. no dignity being wheeled through hospital. Needed stitches after but decided not have them done as I found the whole experience a shambles and quite shocking I just wanted to leave. That is what I pay my taxes for..