"Not the best"
About: Good Hope Hospital Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Posted by Anonymous
I gave birth as Good Hope in 2015 and had a pretty disappointing experience.
When I arrived at the hospital, I was greeted by a very frosty midwife who examined me and said I was 5cm dilated. I asked for some pain relief and and epidural.
1.5hr later I was still offered absolutely nothing.
I kept asking and the midwife looked at the monitor and said that my contractions didn't appear to be very strong and in fact was I having any at all as the screen suggested they had stopped.
I was in an excruciating amount of pain.
I felt deflated.
15 minutes later I gave birth!!!
The midwife wasn't in the room though, they were due to go home so was outside handing over the the new midwives who came racing into help and went to get a delivery pack as the room wasn't set up.
The original midwife then came in and I said, I told you that I was in pain to which the midwife replied 'No need to speak to me like that' and gave me a dirty look.
I don't get why people with that kind of attitude do the job they do.
The midwives in the postnatal ward were lovely though as were the other staff.
I won't be going back to Good Hope in the future if I have another baby.