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Has anyone ever moved hospitals at last minute due to no room??

(10 Posts)
oneconfusedchick Mon 08-Feb-16 22:48:27

Hi, I will be 40+14 tomorrow with number 2.
I am keen to get things moving. I was booked in for induction today and there was no room so I was sent home. As of this evening there is still no room and I have been told that I am not highest priority so they can't admit me just yet. I feel shocked at this but nothing I can do. They have told me to call in tomorrow morning to see what the situation is then and as I was getting quite persistent thy have said occasionally they have referred people on to another hospital (not routinely) for the birth And that could be a potential route/option. This seems scary to me as I don't know the other hospitals thy are talking of - has anyone else had this sort of thing happen?! I'm hoping it won't come to that but am trying to prepare myself for all eventualities! I was induced at 40+11 with my first but he wasn't born until +13. I know people who have been induced at the hospital I am registered with and no one seems to have been in same situation as me they all seem to have just gone in on their induction day no issue!

sepa Tue 09-Feb-16 18:58:12

I am carrying DC1 so no experience just wanted to see what happened?
I know that people have moved hospitals due to high risk pregnancy and the other hospital having a better baby unit but not because the hospital is full. I can imagine that this is becoming more of an issue though so I'm surprised you have not had a response on here

oneconfusedchick Tue 09-Feb-16 20:28:04

No room elsewhere. Still waiting for induction I'm now #3 on list and keep going further down. I'm 14 days over today and won't be going to labour ward.. I just feel kind of in shock this is actually happening

Mouthfulofquiz Tue 09-Feb-16 20:37:43

Oh my goodness. I had a chat with my midwife today about this very situation and she told me not to worry about it as it never happens. And that you would be a priority at any point over 40+11. What a load of rubbish.
Are you getting monitored regularly? Would you consider an alternative hospital or are they too far away?

RomiiRoo Tue 09-Feb-16 20:43:38

This happens where I live, I am afraid to say. I hope you get a satisfactory solution flowers

Mummyme87 Tue 09-Feb-16 21:07:21

Unfortunately post dates is not a priority for induction in comparison to high blood pressure, diabetes, fetal anomaly, small for gestational age baby, or any other medical problems. It's unfortunate that it's got this busy at this stage of your pregnancy. Hopefully they will have space for you tomorrow morning. They should offer you extra monitoring after 42weeks and you should become more of a priority after 42weeks

oneconfusedchick Wed 10-Feb-16 00:46:53

I've been moved smile space at another unit not far. So far good experience and I'm in the delivery suite

Imstickingwiththisone Wed 10-Feb-16 00:56:25

Good luck confused chick

sepa Wed 10-Feb-16 07:04:15

Good luck. Let us know how everything goes flowers

NotSpeaking Wed 10-Feb-16 09:08:02

Good luck!! Sounds like you have a good hubby too.

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