About: Darent Valley Hospital Darent Valley Hospital Dartford DA2 8DA
I gave birth in the birthing centre last month with my second child. I perversely had an epidural and wanted another due to the delivery suite being full this was not possible. I asked for a water birth due to it being used I was not allowed to use it. How can a birthing centre have one birthing pool. So I ended up giving birth in what I can only describe as a tiny examining room with a tiny chair/half bed thing it was awful.the midwives where rushed off there feet my midwife exsamened me on arrive then just sat on a chair writing notes. then disappeared when we needed them. They then asked if I could do a urine sample so I stood up and the baby was almost out. Very poor midwifery.