April 2016 - Once I had my daughter, the nurse told me to shower and then took me down to my "private room". It was so small and the paint was chipping. It was also very far from the NICU where my daughter was.
Once there, I never once saw a doctor. I had questions and pain and all the nurse would say is "that's normal." I got a call from the NICU that my daughter needed to be fed. I called a nurse for a wheelchair as I couldn't walk and it never came. The NICU called and then said "Well, we have to give her formula as you aren't here." Like I was ignoring my child who was critically ill.
I got up and made the long and painful walk in tears. After 12 hours I asked the nurse if I could be discharged. She said "Sure, I'll call the doctor." The doctor never saw me or spoke to me and signed the papers. Once I had my child, I was basically forgotten about. It was very disappointing.
I felt like right off the bat I was a horrible mother as I wasn't there to breastfeed my daughter right from the beginning. And that I was made to feel that way by the nurses.
I was sent a package for feedback and never filled it out. I wanted to, but caring for a newborn is exhausting.
Submitted by Krista