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user1468244773 Thu 21-Jul-16 23:50:44

Hi all. Iv been at hospital since 7am for the elective c section (first).

Waited around until they came for us at 5pm. We were the only ones booked in. I understand emergencies come first but I wasn't allowed to drink or eat anything from the night before. A midwife put a cannula in my arm and burst my vein causing fluid to swell my arm.

Anyway, c section went well. Beautiful baby is here.

My spinal has worn off and I'm in agorny. I spent 3 hours requesting some painkillers, also for someone to clean me up as I have bled sooo much. I can feel if dropping out of me.

Finally someone has came and cleaned me up and lots of blood clots. Expecting me to lift myself off the bed etc. I'm in agorny!

I'm trying to breastfeed. No one has actually showed me how so I'm just guessing although they say her latch is perfect. She's been on it since 7 and everytime she comes off she cries. I'm so tired and want to sleep. Her nappy hasn't been changed either

I just want some help. Also not ate since 8pm last night 😪😪

facebookrecruit Thu 21-Jul-16 23:52:29

Omg you poor love that sounds bloody awful! I would now be demanding to speak to someone senior - have you anyone with you or someone who can come who is strong willed and not exhausted? Have they even offered you food??

Mummyme1987 Thu 21-Jul-16 23:53:14

Call your dp and get him to bring you food and kick the butt of the midwives. That is not normal. At all. You need medical attention. Ring the bell and shout until so Eco Es and make a fuss, it's not right. Congrats btw

Mummyme1987 Thu 21-Jul-16 23:54:06

Until they come

Mummyme1987 Thu 21-Jul-16 23:54:58

Ask to speak to someone senior now.

Mummyme1987 Thu 21-Jul-16 23:55:51

Pals if you don't get anywhere. You should be feed and looked after not left to bleed and feed without food.

BeJayKayven Thu 21-Jul-16 23:55:59

Oh that's just not acceptable - you've had surgery!
Make a fuss or if you have a dp or friend get them to make a fuss for you.

chattygranny Thu 21-Jul-16 23:56:04

Appalling... Dare I ask where you are? Is there someone who can complain for you? You need support. Best wishes.

Mummyme1987 Thu 21-Jul-16 23:56:36

I had a drip of morphine after my c section for a day

Mummyme1987 Thu 21-Jul-16 23:57:07

Ring dp and get him to ring and demand action

user1468244773 Fri 22-Jul-16 00:01:58

I'm in Kettering.

The drip fell out a few hours ago. I'm so exhausted. Dp went home at 8 when visiting hours finished sadI'm so hot too and once again I can feel blood gushing down below. My scar is bleeding too and not sure if that's normal. Baby is feeding constantly which is okay but I need to sleep lol

Ijustworkhere Fri 22-Jul-16 00:11:41

Ring the bell. Keep ringing it. This is not acceptable. Are you hot with the weather or hot feverish? When did they last do your observations?

Salmotrutta Fri 22-Jul-16 00:12:59

^^ This!

Ring that bell and ring it again.

Gingernut81 Fri 22-Jul-16 00:27:43

Please be assertive and pester them. I had s normal delivery and whilst they cleaned me up fine they just left me with DD feeding/crying all night. They also weren't going to feed me so I sent DH for food. I really wish I'd been more assertive and asked for more help. I seem to remember someone on here saying recently that midwives won't offer to take your baby off you for cuddles/to sleep unless you ask.

Congratulations on the arrival of your baby too! flowers

user1468244773 Fri 22-Jul-16 00:33:36

I managed a 20 min kip while midwife walked her up and down but she was too unsettled. She's bought her back and I literally jumped out my skin. As soon as she was placed on me she fell asleep. Now I'm left alone again. What do I do? I csnt sleep with her on me!

KittensWithWeapons Fri 22-Jul-16 00:48:17

Well first of all, congratulations on the birth of your DD flowers.

Unfortunately, you will have to be assertive. It's so difficult if you're not naturally assertive, I know. I was recently in hospital, went a day without eating (wasn't nil by mouth) and was on a pump for my IV, so was connected to a socket. Had to ask a nurse to disconnect me if I needed to go for a pee, and had no call bell. At one point I spent two hours desperately trying to flag down a nurse whilst trying not to piss myself.

Ring the bell. Please do. You should absolutely not be left in pain, bleeding, dehydrated, and hungry.

GertrudeMoo Fri 22-Jul-16 01:45:35

Poor thing! I had an emcs and was given oramorph after the epidural wore off. I don't remember snd bleeding from the scar but then again I think it was heavily taped with a compression bandage. I fell asleep with baby latched on but woke up to find she's been strategically moved beside me and propped up with pillows!
Ring the bell! Exaggerate if it will get you seen!

WiddlinDiddlin Fri 22-Jul-16 01:53:19


Its hard if you aren't a frequent flyer in hospitals - I am! I was a wimp at first but if you don't grow a pair sadly, you will get ignored in some hospitals (shouldn't be like that, but it is).

That bell by your bed - ring that fucker until someone comes and don't stop.

TELL them - your drip fell out, you are in pain NOW, you are bleeding, you are hungry and you are uncomfortable. TELL them you will be speaking to PALS about this first thing in the morning.

Be polite, be smiley, engage a sense of humour, but do not sit there in silence - ring the fuckin' bell until someone comes to help you!!!

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