About: Birmingham Women's Hospital

Had my first son here in april 2016

I went into labour thursday night and was already well progressed. After having pain relief i was then left in the delivery room being checked every 2 or 3 hours until i delivered friday morning

Anyway when it was time to push i was only allowed to try pushing twice before being told a forceps delivery was necessary.. Would liked to have had the chance to delivery without a very forcing interfering doctor. Nothing was explained apart from baby was distressed literaly within minutes of being fully dilated .Very disheartened. Was then given a cut to which 2 doctors had to sort my stitches out due to the student midwife leaving me half stitched up. Once cleaned up we wasnt able to leave the delivery room until 3pm friday afternoon blazing sun coming through the windows with a newborn laying in the heat.

Postnatal word was disguisting pushing me to breastfeed even though my milk hadnt co e up was up every 2 hours during the night nobody came to check up on us until 8am saturday morning was then discharged as medically fit at 2pm but had to wait until doc signed my prescription numerous excuses later we left the hospital at 11:30pm saturday night without my medication. All excuses the entire day plus meals were far from adequete for new mums we had to order in due to only being able to get a few chips at lunch as not enough was made only vegetarian option was laregly available.

Overall very disappointed with my first time experience of giving birth. Did not enjoy my time there and would most definitly not be going back if i fell pregnant again.

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