"Giving birth in Shropshire"
About: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital / Maternity Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Maternity SY3 8XQ
Posted by steffnexis (as ),
Having been informed that my little girl was in the breach position and seemed stuck, I was informed that I wouldn't be allowed to go over my due date trying for a natural birth and I was booked in for a c-section on my due date.
The midwife was fantastic getting me ready for the operation and the staff who completed the operation at Shrewsbury Hospital were fantastic and helpful. I was then transferred on to the ward to recover. I needed to stay in bed for the rest of the day... from midday until 6pm the next morning as I was still paralysed.
I found the midwives I encountered on this unit far from helpful... One nurse had a go at me for having a laptop with me as she said I had more important things to do... (my little girl was fast asleep and I couldn't move). My medication was very late on numerous occassions.
I requested someone to help me change my little girl as she had done a very dirty nappy and you weren't allowed to change them on the bed... I was told no one could help in case an emergency came up. I couldn't change her in the cot as I couldn't move to do it so in the end I dragged her onto the bed and changed her on top of me. 2 hours later a member of staff came back to see if they could help!
I was also suffering from an allergic reaction to the plasters used during surgery and no one would give me any antihystemine. I found most of the nurses I spoke to rude and abrasive. I thought the food was horrendous and in the end I was near to tears.
I managed to get released and moved from the RSH to the Midwife led unit in GOBOWEN which was a pure fresh of breath air... the staff at Gobowen were kind, considerate, helpful and informative. There was no one else there on day four of my five day stay. It was a relaxing environment, I was allowed to have antihistemine brought in for me and the food was infinitely better.
I would much rather have had my birth at Gobowen and I am looking to have my second in Gobowen if they do VBAC's, if not I WILL not be going back to Shrewsbury and will be booking into the Wrexham Maelor.