"Felt a little let down, but was cared for."
About: The Tunbridge Wells Hospital The Tunbridge Wells Hospital Tunbridge Wells TN2 4QJ
Posted by LauraR2B
I went in to give birth early on 14th July '15.
I was seen to and assessed quickly (although it did not seem busy at the time).
My two disappointments are:
Although it was obvious I was in labour with very regular contractions, I was asked to give a urine sample.
Understandably, I was unable to give one, due to my waters leaking intermittently.
During the pushing phase I did get a bit vocal, as it was happening very quickly and without pain relief.
I was yelled at by the midwife at one point to "sshhh".
I found myself suddenly feeling very embarrassed and self-conscious of any noise I made.
I was cared for very well and my son was delivered with no complications, but given that this was to be my last labour experience, I feel those two things were very disappointing.