A traumatic miscarriage and a rainbow pregnancy in covid, showing a clear picture of disability discrmination.
A horrendous story of coerced induction, poor after care and assault in and out of the birth room.
From stepping foot into hospital I spent most of the labour arguing. I have PTSD from the experience. There’s so much more I could write about the experience because it was truly horrific.
My husband missed the birth as they sent him home claiming I would be "ages yet because its my first". He is still traumatised.
I went absolutely mental, shouting, I did not consent to either and "luckily" they didn't touch me.
It was the most horrendous experience ever and now I’m pregnant with number 4, I will never birth in a hospital again.
After being laughed at and told I wouldn’t be birthing that night to being checked , 5/6cm & blue lighted to a consultant led ward, strapped to a monitor and placed on a bed within the hour, the midwife spent the rest of the time with her back to me doing paper work.
Fast forward to once we had our baby a few hours later they took him "for a quick check" and never came back, when we asked where he was we was told he is now staying in the special baby unit, we quickly asked to be shown where he was!
Once signed off there and having a check in back at my booking hospital towards the end of my pregnancy the appointment was all near done and dusted, she closed my notes and realised the front said home birth. She scoffed, I confirmed I would be having a home birth. She reopened my notes.
Anything that blows the lid open on this whole unsavoury business is a good thing and They Said To Me is making an important contribution. I hope more and more comments will be tagged to the service that spawned them so that services can be truly named and shamed. This should be the next #metoo movement and They Said To Me is on the front line calling the battle cry!