"treated like an idiot on PAW"
About: Royal United Hospital Royal United Hospital Bath BA1 3NG
Posted by Anonymous
My daughter is now 10 months old, however I spent the majority of my pregnancy unaware if I had miscarried as nobody seemed to be bothered to check if my daughter was okay, I bled throughout my pregnancy from week 11 to week 25/26, I had no explanation for this, and when one midwife told me it was my placenta I was then told by another it wasn't, it was a struggle to get even a heartbeat test to find out if my child was still alive, I was promised scans, then denied them at the las minute, I spent my pregnancy an emotional wreck and had no support from a single staff member. When I asked for a blood test for anaemia because id lost so much blood and felt unwell it was recorded in my notes as I had demanded a test. After eventually receiving the test I was found to be anaemic but had no appology. One night I sat in A&E after being in agony and bleeding heavily, I was refused even a heart beat test because apparently it was inappropriate, I bought my own heart beat monitor in the end. When my waters broke 5 weeks early I was told that they hadn't broke and was sent home, I came back to the hospital that night where I had to be induced, luckily I was treated better in labour, and my daughter had excellent care in NICU, I am so greatful to them. This comment only briefly describes the shocking care I had throughout my pregnancy, I was made to feel stupid, unimportant, and ignored, quite frankly I'm reluctant to have any more children, my treatment was disgusting.