They didn’t listen to me and trust that I know my body and my limitations

Where did you give birth or where was the birth you witnessed?
Hackney, London

Can you describe where your/the birth was?

Birthpool plan scrapped. I was in a room. They made me get on a bedas “consultants don’t kneel”!

Who was present at your/the birth?
My partner and my mother

Can you describe the experience of giving birth or watching the birth?
I felt like they didn’t listen to me and trust that I know my body and my limitations. The labour was quick, too late for pain relief as the anesthetist pointed out that I was crowning during the process! I found the whole experience traumatic and did not enjoy spending longer in surgery to correct the tear, which I’m convinced was because they made me climb onto a bed as my daughter arrived.

 

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