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    i had some really lovely midwives. One in particular who im hoping i get again for this birth!
    Unfortunatelly i came across just one pushy midwife who had no decent bedside manner what so ever. I realise i may have been spoilt by getting all the good midwives so far lol but on that 2nd day when i was becomming all emotional and hormones are all over the place she barged in, didnt introduce herself, japped me with warfren in the thigh, told me i shouldnt have all these bruises from the injections and that i should be holding pressure to the site afterwards. She then looked at my brand new daughter and all she said was "she's got jaundice, you know". I just burst into tears. My DH had to tell her that our daughter was being monitored and its only in her face atm and the doctor is not too worried.
    She was just horrible.
    She actually came back in a few hrs later and appologised to me. She just had no sensitivity, some mum's are so fradgile on the 2nd day after birth, i just thought it was part of their job to be aware of this.
    Majority of my midwives were just wonderful and they do such an amazing job.

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    I only had one MW that I wasn't too keen on. She wasn't horrid, she just wasn't overly friendly with me when she was helping me to get DD latched for a feed.

    Other than that, all the MW's I had experience with when I had DD were awesome and I really hope I get the same experience this time round.

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    I had two lovely midwives during labour. Then a shift change and a midwife that didn't help me shower and or tell me how to. She then asked if it hurt when i peed when I said yes I should have listened in class and peed in the shower... Then commented that my babies name was "snooty"

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    All the midwives were lovely to me but a couple were quite rude my DH and treated him like an idiot - he's a first time dad, give him a break! I was in ICU for 5 days he needed all the help he could get and some were just

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    Quote Originally Posted by allforthem View Post
    I had a "hamburger boob" moment with one which was wierd
    What is a hamburger boob moment





    Quote Originally Posted by darla87 View Post
    I had two lovely midwives during labour. Then a shift change and a midwife that didn't help me shower and or tell me how to. She then asked if it hurt when i peed when I said yes I should have listened in class and peed in the shower... Then commented that my babies name was "snooty"
    Snooty???? Geez, nice manners! May I ask what bubs name is?

    My neighbours son has an odd name and I wonder how he is ever going to get through school without being bullied for it. Yet his parents are obsessed with "unique" names. They're due with boy number 3 in a months time and they have picked another errrrrr "unique" name that I too, will wonder about the poor child living it down through school

    BUT it is not my place to say anything. So I just keep being polite saying how lovely and unique the names are. Meh.

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    Hamburger boob moment- when the midwife grabbed my whole boob and sqaushed it into what she described as a hamburger, so it would fit in dds mouth. Awkward!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allforthem View Post
    Hamburger boob moment- when the midwife grabbed my whole boob and sqaushed it into what she described as a hamburger, so it would fit in dds mouth. Awkward!
    Sheesh, awkward indeed. Though with the issues I have had with breastfeeding in the beginning, I have had my fair share of awkward moments too. The most awkward one was when a midwife had to hand express the colostrum, as I couldn't get it no matter how hard I tried. She was incredibly rough and my breasts felt bruised for hours after
    We only managed to get 2ml and we all know now why that was. I had no colostrum and also had no milk coming in until I went onto Motilium after 9 days :\

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    I have only had amazing experiences with midwives. The ladies who cared for me and my stillborn daughter last year were like angels sent from heaven, the respect and compassion was overwhelming. This time around I have had the same amazing care, so understanding, they never made me feel silly and give me constant reassurance.
    I think like any workplace you mostly have nice people with a few bad eggs thrown in. I would never put up with being treated badly, if I had a midwife who treated me inappropriately or was rude I would ask him/her to leave and not come back as is your right!

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    With my first I hated them. Took hours to get me gas and all she had to do was get a mask from behind my bed.. Rude, no help at all, made me put cold water on DDs feet to wake her for feeding. No follow up at home.

    With my son the midwife I had for most of th birth was good, very helpful. Then she left and the next one was rude and did nothing, when I started pushing she left! Then came back and sat on a chair with another midwife and did nothing. Nothing was set up and my baby came out blue!
    But I have to say their quick thinking saved my sons life.


 

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