Hospital question for Mimikins

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  1. Sarah W Baby Belly

    Sarah W Baby Belly Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mimikins

    I was just reading your post about the advise that Royal Surrey Gave you about feeding and it made me think

    How do you feel about your whole experience at the hospital as a whole and is there anything I should know about in advance, seeing as I will be giving birth in the same place.

    Thanks
     
  2. minikins

    minikins Well-Known Member

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    Ello!

    I think as I had a c-section it made my whole experience harder.

    Firstly, I have to say when I was in labour the care I had was fabulous, I hope a few midwives who were with me throughout my 20 hour labour, they changed over, but there was always someone with me, usually the same person and they were brilliant.

    The handling of my c-section was also good everthing was explained and I felt in safe hands. However, when I had my epidural earlier on both anethetists were not that good at explaining things and I felt like a piece of meat at that point - no bedside manner.

    My main gripe was the post natal care, I saw so many different midwives throughout my 4 days in hospital, they change over so often you don't get to speak to the same one that often. And they all offer different opinions on your care and baby type things, so I got paranoid. As a first time mum you hang on their every word and when they are giving you conflicting info you don't know what to think. Also some of the midwives post natally were rude and no bed side manner, i could just about sit up after my c-section and they would tut when I buzzed them for help etc.

    PS - the food was very crap so make sure you have someone go to Tescos next door for you to get the supplies in ;)

    Keep me posted!

    xx
     
  3. Hypnorm

    Hypnorm Well-Known Member

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    hi - i didn't have a c section - but i found the post natal care very bad. different midwives with different advice - stressing the hell out of me.
    saying baby was losing to much weight, then that he was putting it oin too fast. then that he would have to see a specialist because he hadn't poo'ed for 6 days after passing mecionium, that night he poo'ed for england!!

    But it stressed me and hubby so much - as minikins said you hang on their word and being a first time mum you worry so much...
    in the end we told then to leave us alone as mum and baby were fine.

    in the hospital they didn't warn me that baby might bring up fluid which he did and i was terrified he was going to choke so i didn't sleep.
    i didn't know how to feed him, so he slept all night and then i got told off by midwife becuase i should have been trying to feed him.. i didn't know what i should be doing, i was sore and scared. there were 4 new mums in that night with 4 midwives and i only got checked twice between 8pm and 6 am.

    i was very nevous in hopsital by my self, as i am quite a shy person and just wanted to go home by the next day, they asked if iwas going home in the morning before any one had checked me, then when i said i wanted to go home i was made to feel very bad.

    so not a good experience really
     
  4. minikins

    minikins Well-Known Member

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    Sarah did this info help you?
     
  5. Sarah W Baby Belly

    Sarah W Baby Belly Well-Known Member

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    Definitely!

    Everything that people write on here helps me.

    I am also so happy to hear that your little one is more settled, day and night.

    I just have to hope that I don't have a c-section at Royal Surrey! That must have really crushed you to not be able to get to your little baby.

    I hope that you are all recovered from that now.
     
  6. minikins

    minikins Well-Known Member

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    Totally recovered now it only takes a few days and every day gets easier. I have heard of some people (some of my friends) who have had c-sections and had a far quicker recovery than me and can hold their babies without having to buzz etc and they had their babies at the Royal Surrey. I think I am just a wimp - lol !
     

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