"Maternity care in Stirling"
Posted by T78 (as ),
I am Rhesus negative and so needed to get the anti d injection. I had a blood sample taken at my GP practice by the midwife, who was lovely, and asked to go up to maternity triage at 5pm the next day. I did that and waited for two hours before being told that my blood sample needed to be redone and someone should have called me to ask me not to come up. The midwife was very apologetic and had clearly been left to deliver a disappointing message to me. I understand that mistakes happen however given I am 31 weeks pregnant and attending after a long day at work, sitting for two hours when there was no possibility of me receiving the treatment I was attending for and leaving it to the late shift midwife to tell me this was not a great experience. The midwives themselves were lovely and the next day I came up (took the morning off work which not many working women could do at short notice) and got the injection and heard the baby's heartbeat.
What I would like to hope would happen is that communication between services e. g. The blood lab and the GP surgery and/or maternity team worked better. I imagine the midwives have plenty to cope with without having to let down tired and slightly stressed out mums-to-be.