"Conflicting experience of childbirth at Ipswich Hospital."
Posted by SezzyRah (as ),
I went to hospital at 4am one morning with a bleed. I was 8 and a half months pregnant, so it was pretty scary to see. I rang birth suite. They told me to come up straight away. So I went up there straight away, terrified and in pain. They took me in and put me in an assessment room, by the time 6am came around it must've been changeover for the staff. It seemed to me that anyone had communicated that I was there, screaming in pain and bleeding. My mother helped me by going out and saying something to the staff in the area. 3 hours later, a lovely doctor came in, she was very compassionate and understanding. After examining me, she said it was probably a good idea that I got induced that day. So I agreed and I was taken to an actual birth suite room and induced at about 1. 30pm that afternoon. After a little while I was going through proper labour. By the time 8pm came I required an epidural as my body wasn't coping with the labour at all. Once the epidural was done, I was a lot happier and at more ease. At 10. 13pm, after pushing for about an hour and a half I gave birth to a baby boy. He was put on my chest, but he wasn't crying or breathing properly. So he was taken away to special care nursery straight away. I feel he was very well looked after there by the nurses and midwives. He is now almost a week old and at home with me, and I am very pleased with the experience there. Other then a few things when it started off.