Manning Base Hospital, Taree
Year of baby's birth
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Model of care
Obstetric clinic (pub. hosp.)
Why did you choose this model of care?
What were your choices for this birth?
Water immersion for labour and birth, Support for normal vaginal birth, Unmedicalised birth process
How did your birth start?
Induction of labour
What were your outcomes?
Staff I didn't know attending me, CTG monitoring (continuous monitoring of baby's heartbeat), Induction/augmentation of labour, Epidural, Caesarean section
Did you feel you could say No to care/treatments offered (or change your mind about your choices) at any time?
Details of experience
Third pregnancy, two miscarriages previously. From the beginning labelled high risk (diabetic and of weight). No informed consent, no given options, blindly followed as felt like I had no choice. Wanted unmediated birth. Induced at 38 weeks, after 48 hours it ended in an emergency caesarean under general. Fail to progress past 4cm. Didn’t see my son for 5 hours, hard recovery. Husband kicked out of hospital only a few hours after baby born. Overdosed on pain med. discharged myself early.