Mel - posted on 04/26/2011 ( 27 moms have responded )
what were your experiences with the hospital after you gave birth. Just saw a friend on facebook posting about the hospitals rude remarks and that shes leaving tomorrow and should hae left today (she only gave birth today) and I had the same horrible experiences and found they brought me down so low, hence why I left after 7 hours the last time and after 6 days first time around as soon as I was given the all clear to leave.
Here is my experience with my first child she was losing weight and had jaundice, and she literally slept no more then a few seconds a night and I was desperate for someone to tell me what was wrong with her, and the only advice I got was you will just have to keep her in bed iwth you, or keep feeding her (even though she was attached all night and I was in so much pain sweating at the idea of putting her on), give her a dummy (which I did), or well we cant take her to the nursery theres too many babies there you will just have to deal with it. I was dissapointed no one looked into what was wrong with my baby and couldnt even check for a common problem like a tongue tie, which was picked up within 2 secoinds by my child health nurse when she was 3 weeks old. Also with my actual birth the midwives werent even around and were not informing me of anything they were doing during or after the birth , they stuck me with needles and after I was like what is that for, they werent around to give me the epidural I wanted then it was too late, hubby kept having to go find them, theynever gave me pain killers after the birth after me and my mum asking about 20 times, then they went and told me I had an easy birth and shouldnt be complaining, to later realise I had alot of damage and to giving me ice packs and painkillers and anti inflammatories to take home and booking me in for physio.
With my second baby the whole birthing experience was great they were so infromative and helpful supportive there to hold my hand for me getting the drip in, breaking my water etc. Then after their shift ended I got little support with breast feeding then comments like "how can you go home when you cant even fed your baby". I coudlnt latch her I needed help not for them to stand in front of me watching me judging every attempt I made to feed. I made her bottles of formula the whole day and was just dying to get home to try to learn to breast feed myself, which I did
Sorry that was long ...so tell me how things were for you?