Just watching the news about the baby who after a delayed csection . . .

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  1. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    There was a bit that said it was unacceptable to leave women alone when theyre in labour... isn't that really unrealistic? They cant possibly expect 1 to 1 care for hours and hours. I was left alone for 90% of my labour :shrug:
     
  2. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    I'm not sure what it's like over here but I had Aisling in Ireland and I had a nurse by my side constantly as soon as I came to the hospital until I was put onto the ward with Aisling by my side. It's standard in Ireland.
     
  3. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    See over here they tend to leave you to it and you buzz them if you need anything. Of course they pop in and out to check on you but for the most part I was left alone (my mum or/and OH was with me).
     
  4. candeur

    candeur Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about having a midwife there constantly, but I think that you should be checked on v. regularly.
    I was on my own in a ward until I was 5cm, then I was moved to my own room and I pretty much had a midwife with me the whole time. There were times when they went, usually due to swopping over shifts but it wasn't really for more than 10mins at a time.
    I think for people who are at high risk for complications should have the 1 to 1 care, but for less high risk I don't think it's completely necessary for someone to be there for every minute.
     
  5. JayleighAnn

    JayleighAnn Guest

    I had a mw check on me every 15mins to listen to Halen's HB until I was ready to push then they where in with me all the time.

    They also blamed the lack of mw's. I understand their pushed but why not employ more instead of bailing out stupid banks who eff up our lives!!
     
  6. bana

    bana Mummy to Tristan

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    oh thats a very sad story, they shud of checked on her regularly. x
     
  7. Snowball

    Snowball Resident badass

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    That's such a sad story :cry:

    With Ozzie I was on my own a lot until I was 7cms, mainly due to understaffing. That said I did buzz them back in a lot because I was in a constant panic:blush:
     
  8. Kimboowee

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    I had a midwife by me more or less constantly, although there was only me and another woman giving birth at the time so Im not sure what it would of been like if there was more babies being born
     
  9. babe2ooo

    babe2ooo mum to Jack

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    once i was in active labour i had someone there about 90% of the time
     
  10. Naya69

    Naya69 Well-Known Member

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    my cousin had a baby that was born brain damaged because they left her in labour for so long she is at the moment suing the hospital when i was in labour i had a nurse that came and checked me every hour and wrote on my notes x
     
  11. MrsBop

    MrsBop Mummy of 2

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    I was left on my own until I was 10cms with Noah, I was left because I was a 'silly little girl who wouldn't know she was in labour because she hadn't been to parenting classes' according to the midwitch from hell. I ended up having to scream to get her to take me seriously, had a horrible traumatic experience, birth and afterwards with Noah, so much so I had a section with Mailie. Noah almost died and so did I. I can see how it happens. My birth with Mailie on the otherhand was absolutely fantastic, only bit I didn't like was hubby leaving me with a tiny Mailie unable to move on my own whilst he went and phoned everyone in the phonebook :dohh:
     
  12. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    i had two midwives with me for the whole of my labour (12 hours) and for 2 hours after.

    only time i was alone was 10 minutes in the delivery room while they assigned me one
     
  13. Linzi

    Linzi Prodest mummy ever

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    I havent heard about this story.

    I was checked every couple of hours until I got to 4cms and sent to delivery suite, then there was someone in there with me ncluding a junior doctor x
     
  14. clairebear

    clairebear Mummy to 2 handsome boys.

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    when i was in early labour on the ward i hardly saw anyone until DH went and found someone! When i got transferred to Delivery i had a MW constantly by my side (she only left the room for updates with doc and tolilet and making mum and Dh tea!!) When i was transferred for my section she stayed on past her shift so she could be there to reassure me and aid in Jacks delivery.


    That story is so sad. RIP little one x
     
  15. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    I wasn't left alone and I think if I was I would've paniced :lol:
     
  16. FierceAngel

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    once i was in active labour about 4cm i wasnt alone at all...

    maybe that was because of issues and me being induced?

    i wouldnt have coped if they had left me and oh!

    rip little one xx
     
  17. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    I havent heard this story either :(

    I was checked on every 20 - 30 mins the entire time i was there, and i even went through 3 lots of mw changes :lol:
     
  18. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    Our NHS trust assigns one midwife per client and you wont be left alone at any time - unless you are in the very early stages and they send you off for a walk etc x
     
  19. bubbles

    bubbles 1DS, 1DD & preggo

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    I was seen every hour and 15mins for about half hour at time when on the delivery ward. While I was on maternity ward though I was only checked twice in about 36hrs (my labour was very long)
     
  20. icculcaz

    icculcaz mum of 3 monsters

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    i think if i had a mw constantly in with me id go nuts! i was glad to be checked on regularly and able to buzz if needed them.
     

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