"Never have a baby at Kingston"

About: Kingston Hospital

I had pre eclampsia was made to feel I was putting them out of place having to attended hospital every week. at 33 weeks was told I had to stay in was than put on high dependency unit and induced and put on nil by mouth. 2 days later they broke my waters, by this point I felt very weak and ill from pre eclampsia and from not eating. I asked for c section as I knew I was to weak and the doctor had said when breakin my waters it's going to be a difficult labour she is not in the right position they were right. I dialated very quickly and was in a lot of pain, asked for more pain relief as gas and air was not helping they said no I had ages to go to I told them I need to push they laughed at me and said I was being silly until I opened my legs n pushed regardless so they than had to push alarms and where running around like headless chickens. I than had to have a forcep delivery as baby was not in right position and I didn't have energy to push no more. than after care was disgusting. I was put on hdu again for 2 days unable to see my daughter as she developed hyperthermia 7 hours after birth and was taking to neonatal. I had to keep asking for updates to be told when they are not busy they will try find out. I was by my self no pictures of her, was worse feeling in world. than I was finally allowed of hdu they put me in a single room with a curtain stand which offered no privacy partners was allowed to stay I told nurses I was uncomfortable with this and they told me was nothing they could do. I also explained I would like to see my son who I have not seen in a week as of bein on hdu and him being autistic would not cope with lady I had to share room with crying and screaming in pain. I had to see my son in your car park in my mums car. if I ever have another baby you could not pay me to give birth there!

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Response from Kingston Hospital

We are sorry to hear of your experience with us and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns further with you if you would like to contact us. Please email comms@kingstonhospital.nhs.uk with more details.

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