"Induced labour - antenatal and labour wards"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital

I was brought in on Monday night with OC and told that I could not under any circumstances leave the hospital as my bile salt levels in my blood were dangerously high (140 instead of less than 10). I was told I'd be induced straight away as there was already a risk due to my baby having macrosomia and me having gestational diabetes. It is now Thursday morning and I am still on the antenatal ward waiting to get to the labour ward to have my waters broken! Imminent a room with 4 other women, one of whom is in labour and has no privacy whatsoever. The staff are lovely but surely something needs to be done about the state of the labour ward and the fact that there are not enough beds or staff on there to serve the women who need their services. I wish I would have opted to go to North Manchester hospital now. I would never recommend this hospital to pregnant friends after this experience.

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