Phoebe - posted on 11/12/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
I have had the most awful experience at the hospital throughout my pregnancy with my daughter. When I was 28 weeks pregnant, my waters broke so I rushed to the hospital. This was my second pregnancy, my son was born 2 days later than his due date, so I was really scared thinking that my daughter could be born so early. I knew nothing about premature birth or ever even thought that it could happen to me. when I got to the hospital i was left alone for a long time before anyone came to see me.
When they did they explained that there is over 50% chance that I will go into labour within the next 24 hours. I was also told that the hospital I am at does not have enough space in the special care baby unit so if I was to give birth to her they could not provide her with care she needs and she would die ( exactly what they said to me!! ), they said the nearest hospital that they can transfer me to is a 3 hour drive away, and if I go into labour on the way there they dont have the equipment in the ambulance, and if I do get to this other hospital and dont go into labour I will have to leave there the next day and find my own way home. Let me point out that this was happening on Christmas Eve and the next day would be Christmas day and there would be no way for me to get back home as I dont have anybody who drives or have the money for a taxi, and the public transport doesnt run. So I have decided to stay where I was.
I did not go into labour for another 4 weeks after that, and when I did, at 32 weeks pregnant I had an emergency c- sestion, and nobody explained to me why I have to have it, they just rushed me in there and gave me lots of drugs for pain relief and started with a c - section, next thing I know the showed me my daughter for a split second and took her away.
Afterwards, after i was stiched up and after recovery room when they brought me to my bed I had to wait a whole day after somebody cared to take me to my daughter so I can see her.
I dont understand how people can be so hartless, so ignorant, that they could tell a scared to death mum that he child could die like its a casual thing?
How did you get treated in the hospital? I would love you to share your experience.